Fourplay – Silver (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:12 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Heads Up
Silver marks the silver anniversary of Grammy-nominated jazz collective Fourplay, a supergroup consisting of bassist Nathan East, keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Chuck Loeb (who joined five years ago) and drummer Harvey Mason. Over their 25 year history, the four musicians have continued to explore together and celebrate their unprecedented bond with their most wide-ranging and gratifying recording to date. Following the theme of the occasion, most of the original compositions play off the anniversary and just like its namesake, Silver shines, each track a brilliant example of what has made this formidable ensemble one of the most respected in the jazz world. Former members Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton return to Fourplay as guest artists on the album.
On Silver, Fourplay celebrates that unprecedented bond with their most wide-ranging and gratifying recording to date. Following the theme of the occasion, most of the 10 new original compositions comprising Silver play off of the anniversary, bearing titles such as Sterling, Precious Metal and A Silver Lining. Just like its namesake, Silver shines, each track a brilliant example of what has made this formidable ensemble each of whom also has a highly successful career outside of the band one of the most respected in the jazz world. Silver also reunites two key earlier members of Fourplay with the current lineup: Larry Carlton, the world-class guitarist; and original Fourplay guitarist Lee Ritenour. Also featured is a high-profile guest player, the beloved saxophonist Kirk Whalum.
For each member of Fourplay, the group s ability to remain so creative after so many years together has been a reward in itself. Says Nathan East, It became apparent from our very first album that this particular group of musicians had a special sound. We appreciate whatever that chemistry or magic has been between us and have had a great time on our journey together as we ve developed our music. Fourplay is four voices melding together to create a truly distinct and recognizable sound, says Harvey Mason, explaining the quartet s ability to continually find new avenues of expression. This group has so much musical experience that the accompanying and the listening are over the top. We ve all been sidemen as well as leaders and we cover the gamut of musical genres. It s a great feeling to know you can go in any direction and you ll be supported and pushed. We work together that is what you hear when you listen to Fourplay.
01 – Quicksilver
02 – Horace
03 – Sterling
04 – A Silver Lining
05 – Silverado
06 – Mine
07 – Silver Streak
08 – Precious Metal
09 – Aniversário
10 – Windmill
Produced by Fourplay.
Recorded by Ken Freeman and Don Murray Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA.
All percussion recorded by Seth Presant at The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Mixed by Don Murray at The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering.
Bob James – Piano, Rhodes, Synths
Nathan East – Bass, Vocals
Chuck Loeb – Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Synths
Harvey Mason – Drums, Percussion, Vibes, Synths
Larry Carlton: Guitar on “Silverado”
Lee Ritenour: Guitars on “Windmill”
Kirk Whalum: Tenor Sax on “Precious Metal”
Chris Wells: Background Vocals on “Silver Streak”
John Beasley: Additional Keyboards on “Windmill”
Mitch Forman: Organ on “Silverado”
Tom Keane: Synths on “Aniversário”