Bob James Live at the Milliken Auditorium is Released!

by on Mar.26, 2015, under News, Press &Reviews

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The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and Tappan Zee Records are pleased to announce the USA release of the new CD Bob James Live at the Milliken Auditorium as recorded in concert with the Grammy Award winning Jazz pianist Bob James and the Bob James Quartet on May 3, 2014.

The CD features Bob James – Piano with Perry Hughes – Guitar, Clarence Penn – Drums and Nathaniel Phillips – Bass.  It includes 8 extended tracks from the concert including, Blues Down Under 6:56; The Jody Grind 7:25; Skidaway 9:46; Where are You/Downtown 8:49; Night Crawler 7:07; Nautilus 7:03; Westchester Lady 6:20; Angela/Someone to Watch Over Me; 10:45.

The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jack Conners, Milliken Tech Director and features concert photography by Dave Dalquist. Production of the CD was made possible with a grant to the Dennos from the Begonia Charitable Foundation and managed by Sonny Abelardo.

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The Power of Music: Fan Letter

by on Mar.23, 2015, under News

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A few years ago, my wife Cindy and daughter, Chaia, saw Fourplay at Jazz Alley. I wasn’t able to make it for health reasons, but Cindy went, and Chaia took my place. They brought a gift for the guys, and you were so courteous and helpful; a real gentleman, and you made them feel so special. I will always be grateful for that!

This morning, in my morning devotions, I was listening to Fourplay, Live in Japan, and recalled that time, during Argentina, and many other times that I am grateful for in my life. It was a healing moment. I broke down, but it was a good breakdown!  I wanted to pass that along to you. It’s amazing what music can do.
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Cruising Behind the Scenes with Fourplay…

by on Mar.23, 2015, under News, Videos

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2015 NAMM Yamaha Show

by on Mar.03, 2015, under News, Videos

NAMM Yamaha Show: Jamie Cullum, Bob James, Nathan East, and Chris Gero perform at NAMM 2015, held in Nashville, Tennessee at the end of January.

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Fourplay Records 25th Anniversary Album at Sunset Sound

by on Mar.03, 2015, under News, Photos

IMG_1857February found Fourplay back together in the studio to record their 25th Anniversary album, Silver, at the place where it all began…Sunset Sound.

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Japan Release of ‘LIVE at the Milliken Auditorium’

by on Feb.26, 2015, under News

Bob James - Live at the Milliken Auditorium - Album Cover

Get the newest from Bob James, LIVE at the Milliken Auditiorium!

 Official Japan release date is February 28, 2015.

Japan Dates
February 28: Yamagata – Terrsa Hall
March 1: Tokyo – Cotton Club
March 3: Yokohama – Motion Blue
March 5-7: Tokyo – Blue Note

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You Know the Music…Now Meet the Man

by on Feb.25, 2015, under News, Press &Reviews

Nathan East guitar

You’ve heard Nathan East play bass guitar before.
At least it’s very, very likely you have.

East is a session bass player without equal. He’s performed on more than 2,000 recordings with a list of artists that includes Michael Jackson — on the “Bad” album — Phil Collins, Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau, Eric Clapton and hundreds more.

He was even one of the composers of “Get Lucky,” a worldwide hit for Daft Punk.

“It’s been one of those careers where I just wake up every day and pinch myself,” he says.

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Bob James & Nathan East Performance @ NAMM

by on Feb.19, 2015, under News, Photos

The Group

Bob James and Nathan East met up at NAMM at the end of January to get together with some friends. 

Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, the start studded weekend long event presented the opportunity for some terrific collaborations.

Including a special performance featuring Jamie Cullum, Bob James, Nathan East, and Chris Gero in on the act.

Check some of the photos from the show below!

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At the Grammys with Chuck Loeb

by on Feb.11, 2015, under News

Red Carpet Loeb

Chuck Loeb strolled across the red carpet at the 2015 Grammy Awards, after being nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Jazz Funk Soul. (continue reading…)

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Nathan East’s Grammy Performance

by on Feb.10, 2015, under News, Photos

1506950_806130172758023_7339022737053963518_nOn Sunday, Nathan East performed at the Grammys for the second straight year, this time celebrating his own hugely successful debut solo album.

Nathan performed with an all-star jazz quartet with Robert Glasper, Billy Hart and Joe Lovano at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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