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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
It's little surprise that Fourplay jell so well even though the nature of the group is transitory. Keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Lee Ritenour, bassist Nathan East, and drummer Harvie Mason are pro's pros when it comes to studio musicians; if these four aren't accustomed to finding a groove quickly and seamlessly in the recording studio, no one is. That oh-so-smooth groove is certainly in abundance on their fifth domestic album. The tunes are all catchy, providing ear-tickling melodies, slinky rhythms, and plenty of room for well-proportioned solos by James and Ritenour, two of the top instrumental voices in smooth jazz. East and Mason, for their parts, are the ...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
It's little surprise that Fourplay jell so well even though the nature of the group is transitory. Keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Lee Ritenour, bassist Nathan East, and drummer Harvie Mason are pro's pros when it comes to studio musicians; if these four aren't accustomed to finding a groove quickly and seamlessly in the recording studio, no one is. That oh-so-smooth groove is certainly in abundance on their fifth domestic album. The tunes are all catchy, providing ear-tickling melodies, slinky rhythms, and plenty of room for well-proportioned solos by James and Ritenour, two of the top instrumental voices in smooth jazz. East and Mason, for their parts, are the perfect rhythm section for the job, laying down an exceptionally solid foundation that allows the group to move and groove as well as they do. One of smooth jazz's shining lights of the 1990s, Fourplay still has plenty to say in our new century.
All Music Guide - Brian Bartolini
There are certain "givens" when purchasing a Fourplay album. Smooth, non-threatening, pop and R&B-inflected, groovy contemporary jazz. Mainly instrumentals with at least one vocal track contributed by a big-name artist and one or more other tracks with added vocal flavorings, usually in the form of rhythmic chanting. A clean, slick recording that is both polished and crisp. Bob James piano, Nathan East bass, Larry Carlton guitar, and Harvey Mason drums have made their programmatic approach an art form, copied by countless contemporary jazz artists and envied by rival A&R types hoping to sell as many records as has this talented quartet with either Lee Ritenour or Larry Carlton in the guitar chair. With respect to the basic Fourplay program, Yes, Please! does not disappoint. Yet, this album is a touch softer than previous releases and significantly more seductive, thus living up to the "fourplay/foreplay" double entendre. "Robo Bop" pulses to the repeated motif sounded in East's bass. "Blues Force" is a smoky temptress, with Carlton's guitar adding to the drama. James' keyboard fills romance "Go With Your Heart." "A Little Fourplay" is carried by guest artist Sheree's sexy vocals, Mason's drums, and some added R&B electronic kick in the mix. Those looking to set an after-hours mood with the one they love will say "yes, please" to this album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2000
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624769422
  • Catalog Number: 47694
  • Sales rank: 21,977

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Free Range (6:25)
  2. 2 Double Trouble (5:49)
  3. 3 Once upon a Love (4:33)
  4. 4 Robo Bop (6:28)
  5. 5 Blues Force (6:59)
  6. 6 Save Some Love for Me - Nathan East (5:33)
  7. 7 Fortress (8:11)
  8. 8 Go With Your Heart (4:05)
  9. 9 Poco a Poco (5:14)
  10. 10 A Little Fourplay (4:21)
  11. 11 Lucky (5:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fourplay Primary Artist
Larry Carlton Guitar
Bob James Piano
Nathan East Bass, Vocals
Ken Freeman Synthesizer
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Technical Credits
Fourplay Producer
Marcel East Producer
Nathan East Producer
Ken Freeman Engineer
Don Murray Engineer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Art Smith Drum Technician
Bill Smith Engineer
Josh Henson Guitar Techician
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Listening

    More of the same great music by Fourplay. Sit back, listen and enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 8, 2010

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