Fourplay Soaring To New Heights With New Release

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For two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fourplay[/lastfm] has dominated the contemporary jazz realm, with their unmistakable sound. Within their new release, “Let’s Touch The Sky”, they take that limitless and multi-dimensional sound and expand their ever-growing mainstream audience.With “Let’s Touch The Sky” holding the #1 spot, for a third consecutive week on the Contemporary Jazz Chart, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fourplay [/lastfm]continues to infuse R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds with the strong and stable jazz platforms all members have.

With [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fourplay[/lastfm], comprised of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob James[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nathan East[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Harvey Mason[/lastfm],  and newest member, contemporary jazz legend, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chuck Loeb[/lastfm], the group seems to have all of the musical elements to create freshness, unmistakable energy and innovation when it comes to music.

Loeb admits to being a fan of the group of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fourplay[/lastfm] since their earliest recordings. He is excited about what lies on the musical horizon for the quartet.

“There’s been an incredible level of quality in the musicianship, the writing, the whole sonic palette that they’re famous for. I’m excited to be a part of the next step in the evolution of all that”, said Loeb.

Adding  the classic to the list of tunes in the newest project, ” Love TKO”, a song  also sung my many including, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael McDonald[/lastfm] and made famous by the legendary [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Teddy Pendergrass[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fourplay[/lastfm] tapped former “American Idol” [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ruben Studdard [/lastfm] to provide the vocals and  Studdard reminds listeners why the song is an R&B favorite. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ruben Studdard[/lastfm] was recruited by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nathan East[/lastfm], after the two appeared on a music special together.

Check out the smooth version of “Love TKO” with Studdard’s “vocal stamp” on the  R & B classic song now!

Songstress [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Anita Baker[/lastfm] appears on [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fourplay[/lastfm]‘s newest release as well. She sings on the track titled, ” You’re My Thrill”.

Here is your chance to listen to Baker’s strong and melodic contribution!

“Touch The Sky” seems to be a project that gives [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fourplay [/lastfm] a new vibration and new potential for new heights. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fourplay[/lastfm] maintains consistent sound and it will be exciting to see how high the foursome of accomplished and determined musicians take their forthcoming collaborations.

C.C. Mitchell

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