Archive for October 20th, 2010

Fourplay – Let’s Touch the Sky

What is Fourplay? A supergroup of individual artists who came together 20 years ago, collaborating just about every other year for a collection of songs that combine their talents.

The original group consisted of composer/pianist Bob James, guitarist Lee Ritenour, drummer Harvey Mason and bassist Nathan East. James and Ritenour had enjoyed much success as session artists as well as instrumentalists. East and Mason mostly served as sidemen or guest soloists.

Over the two decades of Fourplay’s existence, the individuals – Larry Carlton replaced Ritenour in 1998. Now with Carlton gone, the guitar seat is filled by another prominent solo artist: Chuck Loeb.

The transition goes smoothly as Loeb makes his Fourplay debut with Let’s Touch the Sky.

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