It’s hard to think of a bassist with a more varied and impressive list of credits than Nathan East: Lee Ritenour, Dolly Parton, Bobby Womack, Lionel Ritchie, Eric Clapton, Randy Newman, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan. We could probably fill this whole page and then some with the man’s discography. The simple fact is you don’t get a CV like that by simply being a good player. Nathan has it all: chops, style, groove and a superb ability as a composer and arranger (he co-wrote that AOR classic ‘Easy Lover’ for example). Still in demand as a studio and on the road sideman, he’s the ultimate bass player’s bass player, and probably will be for some time to come.
Standout Tracks: ‘Easy Lover’, ‘Bad’, ‘Smooth Criminal’
Recommended Albums: Bad, Can’t Slow Down, Elixir, Fourplay