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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NATHAN EAST ANNOUNCES SECOND SOLO ALBUM ON YAMAHA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP


NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 25, 2016 – Master bassist Nathan East is thrilled to announce he will release his second solo album on Yamaha Entertainment Group of America. East plans to pick up where he left off with his highly successful, collaboration-filled debut solo album. This time honing in on a contemporary jazz feel, East and producer Chris Gero are already underway planning substantive arrangements with a host of guest artists from Nathan’s past. The full album is due out this Fall, with a single set to be released mid-summer.

Gero, has been quoted as saying, “Nathan East is the most famous person you don’t know you already know.” The behind the scenes bassist will again step into the spotlight when founder and vice president of Yamaha Entertainment Group, Chris Gero, produces this upcoming album.

East got his first break at the young age of 16 when he found himself on the road with none other than Barry White. Since then, the legendary bassist has traveled the world playing on tours and recording with world-renowned artists, including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk and more. East is also a founding member of the chart-topping contemporary jazz group Fourplay, who celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year.

East’s debut self-titled solo album was released in 2014 on Yamaha Entertainment Group. Nathan East debuted at the top of Billboard’s jazz charts and spent an unprecedented 36 weeks at the top of SmoothJazz.com Top 50 chart. The album consists of prolific collaborations with some of East’s dearest friends who he has played with over the years, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Ray Parker Jr., Bob James and Chuck Loeb of Fourplay and David Paich of Toto. Nathan East went on to receive a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.

Most recently, East collaborated with fellow Fourplay member and esteemed jazz pianist, Bob James, for a duo album titled The New Cool. The album is a mix of carefully curated piano and bass duets, with a few handpicked classics. Debuting at No. 2 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Chart, the album received praise from many and a Grammy nomination for the track “Ghost of a Chance.”

"I’m excited to be returning to the studio to record my second solo album with longtime friend and collaborator (producer) Chris Gero from Yamaha Entertainment Group,” said East. “Look for new music coming soon!” 


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