NATHAN EAST Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) INTERVIEW / March 2015


We’re told as kids that manners cost nothing and upon his arrival Nathan East greets me with the broadest grin in music, bar none, “thanks for hanging around and waiting to talk”. This is a bassist who has truly seen it all, done it all and worn the t-shirt many times. Hey, he played at […]



How the Grammy-nominated bassist—you heard him recently on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”—carefully manages his most precious resource: time. By David Zax. Even if you haven’t heard of Nathan East, you’ve certainly heard him. This veteran bassist has toured with or accompanied just about everyone: Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, George Harrison . . . […]

Nathan East: Meet The Bass Player Behind All Your Favorite Songs


Eric Clapton. Stevie Wonder. Daft Punk. Justin Timberlake. Vince Gill. Phil Collins. Michael Jackson. Beyonce. George Harrison. As you read through the lists of artists with whom Nathan East has collaborated or albums on which he has worked, it begins to sound more and more like a list of all the most important artists in music. […]

Nathan East Looks Back – For The Record


About one hour into the fascinating, just-released documentary Nathan East: For The Record, there is a quick scene of the bassist sitting on a sofa, quietly perusing his old calendar books from the mid-nineties. “I love keeping these around,” he says as he scans his life-at-a-glance in the little black journals. “It’s like a time capsule […]

Exclusive: Bassist Nathan East Stars In Hulu Documentary


Featuring Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins & more, the film debuts in December. While bassist Nathan East was recording his first solo album last November, a making-of documentary was also part of the mix. But little did East know he would end up starring in a full-blown film that also chronicles his career from a wide-eyed […]



Bassist Nathan East is one of the most acclaimed sidemen of all time. He’s accompanied Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Beyoncé, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel, Frank Sinatra, Sting, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, and many other leading lights of jazz, rock, pop, and […] Exclusive First Listen: Nathan East


Nathan East — longtime bassist for GRAMMY-nominated smooth jazz quartet Fourplay — is set to release his self-titled debut solo album on March 25. Ahead of the album’s release, has your exclusive first listen to his instrumental bossa nova take on the Fourplay track “101 Eastbound” and his melodic string-laden rendition of “America The […]

Award-Winning Bassist, Composer Nathan East Discusses His Debut Solo Album


STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Award-winning bassist and composer Nathan East stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to tell viewers about his debut solo album. “Nathan East”, which will be released March 25, is a mix of soul, funk and jazz. The album features Sara Bareilles, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder and Eric Clapton. It also includes a song called […]

Fallon, Tavis Help Nathan East Launch Debut Solo Album | Yamaha Entertainment Group to Release ‘Nathan East’ on March 25


NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nathan East, America’s preeminent bassist, is readying his eponymous solo debut and will be sharing music from the album on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Tavis Smiley. The album features appearances by many of Nathan’s friends and past collaborators including Sara Bareilles, Eric Clapton, Michael McDonald, […]