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On September 23, 2008.

On September 23, 2008, “Heads Up” label released “Energy”, the tenth Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2008, and was produced by Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar, vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Esperanza Spalding – vocal

Track listing:

  1. Fortune Teller
  2. The Whistler
  3. Ultralight
  4. Cape Town
  5. The Yes Club
  6. Prelude for Lovers
  7. Look Both Ways
  8. Argentina
  9. Comfort Zone
  10. Sebastian

On September 18, 2015.

On September 18, 2015, “Yamaha Entertainment Group” label released “The New Cool”, album by Bob James and Nathan East. It was recorded 2014 – 2015, and was produced by Bob James and Nathan East.

Personnel:

  • Bob James – piano, keyboards, arranger, conductor
  • Nathan East – bass guitar, double bass
  • Nashville Recording Orchestra – orchestral backing

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob James and Nathan East, except where noted.

  1. The New Cool
  2. Oliver’s Bag
  3. All Will Be Revealed
  4. Midnight Magic/Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow
  5. Crazy
  6. How Deep Is The Ocean
  7. Canto Y La Danza
  8. Waltz For Judy
  9. Seattle Sunrise
  10. Ghost Of A Chance
  11. Turbulence
  12. House Of Blue

On August 22, 2000.

On August 22, 2000, “Warner Bros” label released “Yes, Please!”, the sixth  Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Nathan East and Marcel East.

Personnel:

  • Bob James – piano, keyboards
  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Nathan East – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason – drums
  • Roger Sadowski – guitar
  • Chanté Moore– vocals
  • Dee Fredrix – chant
  • Don Murray – engineer, mixing
  • Ken Freeman – additional engineer
  • Staffan “skar” Karlsson – additional engineer
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Free Range – Harvey Mason Sr.
  2. Double Trouble – Nathan East
  3. Once Upon a Love – Nathan East
  4. Robo Bop – Bob James
  5. Blues Force – Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East, Harvey Mason, Sr.
  6. Save Some Love For Me – Nathan East
  7. Fortress – Bob James
  8. Go With Your Heart – Harvey Mason Sr.
  9. Poco A Poco – Harvey Mason Sr.
  10. A Little Fourplay – Marcel East, Nathan East
  11. Lucky – Bob James

 

On August 17, 1993.

On August 17, 1993, “Warner Bros” label released “Between the Sheets”, the second Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 1993, and was produced by Nathan East, Harvey Mason, Lee Ritenour and Bob James.

Personnel:

  • Bob James – piano, keyboards, arranger, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Nathan East – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason – drums, programming
  • Chaka Khan– vocals
  • Phillip Bailey– vocals
  • Phil Perry– vocals
  • Dee Fredrix – vocals
  • Neal Avron – engineer
  • Marcel East – engineer
  • Mike Kloster – engineer
  • Mike Piersante – engineer
  • Don Murray – engineer, mixing
  • Robert Vosgien – editing, mastering
  • Wally Traugott – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Chat – Bob James
  2. Monterey – Lee Ritenour
  3. Between the Sheets – Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper
  4. Li’l Darlin – Neal Hefti
  5. Flying East – Marcel East, Nathan East
  6. Once in the A.M. – Lee Ritenour
  7. Gulliver – Bob James
  8. Amoroso – Harvey Mason
  9. A Summer Child – Harvey Mason
  10. Anthem – Harvey Mason
  11. Song for Somalia – Harvey Mason

 

 

 

On August 8, 2006.

On August 8, 2006, “Arista” label released “X”, the ninth Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Ken Freeman, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Michael McDonald– vocals
  • Michele Pillar– vocals
  • Kevin DiSimone – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Turnabout – Bob James
  2. Cinnamon Sugar – Larry Carlton
  3. Eastern Sky – Marcel East, Nathan East
  4. Kid Zero – Harvey Mason
  5. My Love’s Leavin’ – Vivian Stanshall, Steve Winwood
  6. Screenplay – Bob James
  7. Twilight Touch – Harvey Mason
  8. Be My Lover – Larry Carlton, Nathan East
  9. Sunday Morning – Nathan East

On August 6, 1976.

On August 6, 1976, “CTI” label released “End of a Rainbow”, the debut Patti Austin album. It was recorded April – June 1976, at  “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Richard Tee– clavinet
  • Michael Abene – piano
  • Barry Miles– synthesizer
  • Eric Gale, Steve Khan– guitar
  • Jeff Berlin, Will Lee, Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd, Andy Newmark– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Vivian Cherry, Frank Floyd, Gwen Guthrie, Zachary Sanders – background vocals
  • Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Barry Finclair, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Guy Lumia, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Max Pollikoff, Matthew Raimondi, Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Al Brown, Ted Israel, Manny Vardi– viola
  • Charles McCracken, Alan Shulman– cello
  • Chuck Israels– arco bass
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • David Matthews– arranger
  • Bob James- conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Austin except where noted

  1. Say You Love Me
  2. In My Life
  3. You Don’t Have To Say You’re Sorry
  4. More Today Than Yesterday – Pat Upton
  5. Give It Time
  6. There Is No Time
  7. What’s at the End of a Rainbow
  8. This Side of Heaven
  9. Sweet Sadie the Savior

On July 23, 2002.

On July 23, 2002, “Arista” label released “Heartfelt”, the seventh Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums

 Track listing:

  1. Galaxia – Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason
  2. That’s the Time – Harvey Mason
  3. Break it Out – Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason
  4. Rollin’ – Larry Carlton
  5. Let’s Make Love – Babyface, Nathan East
  6. Heartfelt – Bob James
  7. Tally Ho! – Bob James, Harvey Mason
  8. Café l’Amour – Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason
  9. Ju – Ju – Harvey Mason
  10. Goin’ Back Home – Larry Carlton, Nathan East
  11. Karma – Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason
  12. Making Up – Nathan East

On June 22, 2004.

On June 22, 2004, “Arista” label released “Journey”, the eighth Fourplay studio album. It was recorded 2003 -2004, and was produced by Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums

Track listing:

  1. Fields of Gold – Sting
  2. Play Around It – Nathan East
  3. From Day One – Bob James
  4. Journey – Nathan East
  5. Rozil – Harvey Mason
  6. Cool Train – Larry Carlton
  7. Avalabop – Bob James
  8. The Firehouse Chill – Nathan East
  9. Departure – Bob James
  10. 147 4th – Larry Carlton

On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Windham Hill” label released “Barefoot on the Beach”, the fourteenth Michael Franks studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Chuck Loeb and Jimmy Haslip.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks, Valerie Simpson – vocals
  • Carmen Cuesta, Lani Groves, Tawatha Agee – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Haslip, Will Lee – bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Brian Dunne, Shawn Pelton, Steve Gadd, Wolfgang Haffner – drums
  • James Hynes – flugelhorn
  • David Mann, Chris Hunter – flute
  • Chuck Loeb, Jay Azzolina, Jeff Mironov, Steve Khan – guitar
  • Charles Blenzig, Jimmy Haslip, Chris Palmaro, Mike Ricchiuti – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson, David Charles, Wolfgang Haffner – percussion
  • Bob James – piano
  • Chris Hunter, Andy Snitzer, Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Jim Beard – strings
  • Birch Johnson – trombone
  • Larry Lunetta, Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Dave Samuels – vibraphone

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks, except where noted.

  1. Barefoot on the Beach – Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks
  2. Heart Like an Open Book
  3. Now Love Has No End
  4. The Fountain of Youth
  5. When You Smiled at Me
  6. Double Talk
  7. Every Time She Whispers
  8. Why Spring Ain’t Here
  9. A Walk in the Rain
  10. Smooth
  11. Like Moon Behind a Cloud

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Shelter Records” label released the debut, self – titled Phoebe Snow album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Dino Airali,
Denny Cordell and Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Phoebe Snow – acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals
  • David Bromberg– acoustic guitar, dobro, guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Burgh – electric guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Chuck Domanico– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Chuck Israels– bass, acoustic bass
  • Bob James– organ, keyboard
  • Hilary James – organ
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Mason– guitar
  • Hugh McDonald– bass, electric bass, electric guitar
  • Steve McDonald – electric guitar
  • Steve Mosley – percussion, drums
  • The Persuasions– vocals, background vocals
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Zoot Sims– saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Teddy Wilson– piano
  • Engineers: Tom Baker, Glenn Berger, Steve Hoffman, Phil Ramone, Bob Schaper
  • Mixing: Phil Ramone
  • Mastering: Steve Hoffman
  • Production manager: Roberta Ballard
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Cover art: Mick Haggerty

Track listing:

All tracks by Phoebe Snow, except where noted

  1. Good Times -Sam Cooke
  2. Harpo’s Blues
  3. Poetry Man
  4. Either or Both
  5. San Francisco Bay Blues – Jesse Fuller
  6. I Don’t Want the Night to End
  7. Take Your Children Home
  8. It Must Be Sunday
  9. No Show Tonight