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Nathan East?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ulf_kurt, Dec 6, 2000.

  1. ulf_kurt


    Feb 10, 2000
    Umea, Sweden
    Hi there! I've heard that the DVD "Eric Clapton - In concert" is great when it comes to the bassplaying. Anyone seen it and would recommend it.

    Actually, I'll probably buy it anyway, cause I'm a big clapton fan. :) But i still want to know.The Unplugged-dvd wasn't that good, when it came to bringing the bass through i think. Is there a difference with this one?

    cheers Ulf/

  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Haven't seen "In Concert," but "24 Nights" has some terrific playing by East. For a bassist, he actually gets some good screen time!
  3. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    On unplugged Nathan played URB and ABG. Acoustic Bass Guitar just doesn't cut it, little instrument, little thump.
    Nathan always looks like he's having fun, I like his playing and Clapton has used him on a lot of stuff.
  4. Harry


    Dec 12, 2000
    I had the unfortunate luck to be the bass player to replace Nathan in the Crawford high-school jazz band here in San Diego when he graduated. Tell me that doesn't suck!
  5. Those size 22 boots musta been a bit tough to fill :eek:. I'da felt like a little kid wearing daddy's boots myself, although I'm pretty certain you aquitted yourself admirably, Sir Harry :).

    I had to cop Nate's stuff from "Change The World" for my previous gig.

    :Firemarshal Bill ON:
    "Let me tell ya somethin'"
    :Firemarshal Bill OFF:

    That was both a major challange and a greatly appreciated education. Nathan East is a monster, and so few of us seem to be aware of it.
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I followed Nathan East religiously in the '80s(he seemed to be the heir-apparent to all Chuck Rainey's gigs...Rainey is/was a MAJOR influence on me).
    Lately, though...I dunno, the SMMMOOOOTH Jazz gigs that East is doin' these days(ie Fourplay)is 180 degrees out of what I'm listening to, checking out, trying to be about, blah.
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I'm an East fan too, but I agree Jim, the smooooth stuff can make operating heavy equipment quite dangerous.

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