Nathan East set for Grammy telecast encore


Nathan East will be unable to perform at the 58th annual Grammy Awards telecast Monday night because he will be performing at the 58th annual Grammy Awards telecast Monday night. If that sounds like a musical paradox, well, that’s par for the course for this veteran bassist, arranger, singer and producer. Over the past four […]

Nathan East to be honored at Bass Player Live


Bass Player Live returns for its eighth year in Los Angeles with the premier live bass guitar event. The event from Bass Player Magazine will be held on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 at SIR Studios. The event will feature two days of exhibits by top gear manufacturers and clinics by world-class bassists. […]

JT Album Premiere: Bob James and Nathan East’s “The New Cool”


The New Cool, an acoustic offering by Fourplay founders Bob James (keyboards) and Nathan East (bass), will be released September 18 via Yamaha Entertainment Group. Recorded entirely in Nashville, the album was co-produced by Yamaha label president Chris Gero with James and East. JazzTimes is pleased to present this exclusive premiere of the entire album! […]

Masterfully “Cool”: An Album Unlike Any Other by Bob James and Nathan East


Albums just aren’t made like the way “The New Cool” was made. Yamaha Entertainment Group label president Chris Gero put legendary keyboardist Bob James and master bassist Nathan East in the recording studio, equipped them with state-of-the-art Yamaha gear and gave them free reign to create. Recorded entirely in Nashville, the long-time collaborators emerged with an unexpected and audacious collection of original compositions […]

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 […]