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Nathan East on Jimmy Fallon

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 27, 2014.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Nathan East sat in with Roots Wednesday night. He played the bass and sang on Get Lucky, and he played some stuff from his solo CD. I had no idea it was #1 on the Jazz charts!
     
  2. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Ahhhhh!!!!! I always miss the good stuff!!!! Nate is such a beast!! Any you tube clips?
     
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  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    His album is pretty diverse like Will Lee's was, some great playing on there.
     
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I missed it and I'll have to check out his CD.
     
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Disclosures:
    Kohlman Bassworks
    Just checked out his cd. Very nice. Well crafted covers and originals. Solid playing. Def not a chops fest. Just excellent playing!
     
  7. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    You can watch the show the next day (for a couple weeks) on hulu.com
     
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Killer performance and killin cd!
     
  9. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Tampa
    Disclosures:
    not a rocket scientist, but I play one on TV
    I couldn't find it on Hulu. Anyone have a link?
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I downloaded Nathan East's CD yesterday. It is super smooth and slick. Usually those qualities are not exactly what gets me excited, but in Nathan's case, I think this is really who he is, and I like it.
     
  11. Red Four

    Red Four

    Apr 4, 2011
    Missouri
    Found it here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/614341#i0,p18,d0

    Skip to the 9:04 mark. The band plays a quick bit of 'Get Lucky', then Fallon mentions East, his album, and career highlights (omitting Clapton, though!). Fallon requests he play the 'Barney Miller' theme. A brief but nice bit of spotlight for him.
     
  12. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    Wow, so you and him worked together on it! Way cool! What's he really like?





    :D
     
  13. oboylebass

    oboylebass

    Oct 31, 2006
    AMERICA
    Aw man, that was awesome! I love when talk show hosts give respect and acknowledgement to the bass player!! Nate's one of the greatest ever...thanks for posting the hulu link!!!
     
  14. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Disclosures:
    Kohlman Bassworks
    Damn keyboard! :mad: Shoulda read 'well'!
     
  15. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Nashville,TN
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    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    I had a chance to finally listen to the entire thing after I downloaded it on Thursday. I agree, it's slick and sophisticated and smooth and exactly how I would expect Nathan to purport himself as a solo Artist. It and Will Lee's recent solo album made for a really pleasant drive to and from my gig! :)
     
  16. Mvilmany

    Mvilmany

    Mar 13, 2013
    Nathan East is great! I felt there was something special about the Get Lucky bass line when I first heard it. I was told incorrectly that it was one of the Daft Punk guys playing it. I was impressed due to the nuances and subtle phrasing. Later on, I googled the song and found out that it was Nathan East!

    I was a big fan of his bass column in Guitar Player magazine during the 80's. (This was before Bass Player mag came out). I remember him telling a story about a producer saying to him that he wanted "something funky, like the Carpenters." Yup.

    I played guitar long before I played bass, and Eric Clapton's Journeyman album was a big deal around this time, and it was loaded with tight-as-hell bass lines thanks to Mr. East.
     
  17. oboylebass

    oboylebass

    Oct 31, 2006
    AMERICA
    I was just watching a video of Nathan's appearance at Bass Player Live! from 2013. He mentions something that rings so true...something about how great soloists can clearly outline the chord changes in their soloing. This is something I love about certain players- more guys need to consider this in their playing. Anyway, Nate's on of my all time favorites!
     
  18. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    Disclosures:
    none
    You know what's funny is that there's some the stuff he plays.... it's just blah, but there are other times that I really did his stuff, like the real early Hubert Laws live, the Rene&Angela tracks,and the stuff he did with Ronald Isley as well as Phil Perry.
     
  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    My all time favorite Nathan East performance was the album Two Eyes by Brenda Russell from 1983. I love what he did on Chinese Wall with Phil Collins. I also remember a song he did with Eurythmics which was one of the frat five string performances I really remember.
     
  20. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I love Brenda Russell!
     
  21. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    Disclosures:
    none
    funny you mention
    Chinese Wall, because I was just listening to it a couple of days ago
     



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