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On September 18, 2012.

On September 18, 2012, “Heads Up” label released “Esprit De Four”, the 12th Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Atsuko Yashima,

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Chuck Loeb– guitar, synthesizer
  • Nathan East– bass guitar, vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums, synthesizer
  • Tom Keane – guitar
  • Lizzy Loeb – vocals
  • Seiko Matsuda– vocals

Track listing:

  1. December Dream – Chuck Loeb
  2. Firefly – Nathan East, Tom Keane
  3. Venus – Harvey Mason, Sr.
  4. Sonnymoon – Chuck Loeb
  5. Put Our Hearts Together (instrumental version) – Bob James, Hillary James
  6. All I Wanna Do – Nathan East, Tom Keane
  7. Logic of Love – Chuck Loeb
  8. Esprit de Four – Jerry Peters, Harvey Mason, Sr.
  9. Sugoi – Bob James
  10. Put Our Hearts Together (vocal track) – Bob James, Hillary James

 

On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Fourplay album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Pyramid Studios” in Los Angeles, “Starlight Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– Yamaha C7 MIDI grand piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitars, classical guitars, guitar synthesizer
  • Nathan East– 5-string bass, 6-string bass, backing vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Harvey Mason Jr.– synthesizer programming, computer programming
  • El DeBarge– lead and backing vocals
  • Darryl DeBarge – backing vocals
  • Patti LaBelle– backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Philip Bailey– backing vocals
  • Don Murray – recording, mixing
  • Geoff Gillette – additional recording
  • Khaliq Glover – additional recording
  • Femi Jiya – additional recording
  • Mike Kloster – assistant engineer
  • Paul May – assistant engineer
  • Clif Norrell– assistant engineer
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – technical assistance
  • Robert Vosgien – digital editing
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Debra Johnson – production coordinator
  • Kim Champagne – art direction
  • Leslie Wintner – design
  • Stuart Watson – photography
  • O’Brien and Schridde – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Bali Run – Lee Ritenour, Bob James
  2. 101 Eastbound – Nathan East, Marcel East
  3. Fourplay – Lee Ritenour
  4. Moonjogger – Bob James
  5. Max-O-Man – Harvey Mason Sr, Michael Lang
  6. After the Dance – Marvin Gaye, T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware
  7. Quadrille – Bob James
  8. Midnight Stroll – Harvey Mason
  9. October Morning – Lee Ritenour
  10. Wish You Were Here – Lee Ritenour
  11. Rain Forest – Bob James

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “Blue Note” label released “Street Lady”, the 32nd Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in June 1973, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Larry Mizell.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd- trumpet
  • Roger Glenn- flute
  • Jerry Peters- piano, electric piano
  • Fonce Mizell– vocals, clavinet, trumpet
  • Fred Perren– vocals, synthesizer
  • David T. Walker- guitar
  • Chuck Rainey- electric bass
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • King Errisson – congas, bongos
  • Stephanie Spruill – percussion
  • Larry Mizell- vocals, arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Mizell and Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Lansana’s Priestess
  2. Miss Kane
  3. Sister Love
  4. Street Lady – Larry Mizell, Fonce Mizell
  5. Witch Hunt
  6. Woman of the World – Larry Gordon, Larry Mizell

 

In June 1973.

In June 1973, “Ode” and “A&M” labels released “Fantasy”, the fifth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1973, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – lead and backing vocals, piano, arrangements
  • David T. Walker- guitar
  • Charles Larkey – bass guitar
  • Susan Ranney – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Eddie Kendricks- backing vocals
  • Tom Scott, Curtis Amy, Ernie Watts, Mike Altschul – saxophone
  • Chuck Findley, Ollie Mitchell, Al Aarons – trumpet
  • Charles Loper, George Bohanon, Dick Hyde- trombone
  • Ken Yerke, Barry Socher, Sheldon Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Kathleen Lenski, Miwako Watanabe, Glen Dicterow, Polly Sweeney, Robert Lipsett, Gordon Marron Strings – violin
  • Denyse Buffum, David Campbell, Alan DeVeritch, Ronald Folsom – viola
  • Jeffrey Solow, Judith Perett – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King.

  1. Fantasy Beginning
  2. You’ve Been Around Too Long
  3. Being at War With Each Other
  4. Directions
  5. That’s How Things Go Down
  6. Weekdays
  7. Haywood
  8. A Quiet Place to Live
  9. Welfare Symphony
  10. You Light Up My Life
  11. Corazón
  12. Believe in Humanity
  13. Fantasy End

In February 1980.

In February 1980, “Arista” label released “1980”, album by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson. It was recorded August – October 1979, and was produced by Malcolm Cecil, Brian Jackson and Gil Scott-Heron.

Personnel:

  • Brian Jackson – acoustic piano, arrangements, backing vocals, drums, electric piano, kettle drums, keyboard bass, synthesizer, O.N.T.O. synthesizer
  • Gil Scott-Heron – vocals
  • Gordon Goodwin– horns
  • Marlo Henderson– guitar
  • Ed Brady – guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Denis Sirias – horns
  • Bill Watrous– horns
  • Carl Cornwell – flute, saxophone
  • Marti McCall – backing vocals
  • Julia Waters – backing vocals
  • Maxine Waters Waddell – backing vocals
  • Malcolm Cecil– engineering, mixing
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • John Ford – cover photo
  • Ron Kellum – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Gil Scott-Heron, except where noted.

  1. Shut ‘Um Down
  2. Alien (Hold On to Your Dreams)
  3. Willing
  4. Corners – lyrics by Gil Scott-Heron, music by Brian Jackson
  5. 1980
  6. Push Comes to Shove
  7. Shah MOT (The Shah Is Dead/Checkmate)
  8. Late Last Night

 

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 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 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