Fourplay Jazz Quartet In Manila

Legendary jazz quartet Fourplay did a show in Manila last February at the Rockwell Tent gracing the evening for the ABS-CBN Jazz Night, the highlight of the Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival. The band, featuring Bob James on keyboards, Nathan East on bass, Harvey Mason on drums and Chuck Loeb on guitar, did a splendid performance in front of awed jazz fanatics, grooving up the night with those cool melodic lines and tasteful solos.


Soulful Mishka Adams and saxophonist Jon Irabagon warmed up the evening with a terrific performance.


Nathan East

Nathan East 2008 Bass Clinic

Back in 2008, session bassist for Eric Clapton and Michel Jackson, to name a few, conducted a bass clinic sponsored by Yamaha. Had the chance to checked that out together with my bro and witnessed how good he really was. Of course I’m a big Clapton fan, so I instantly became a fan of his style of playing too. Without a doubt he’s really good, he’s not as flashy as the other bassists, but he gets the job done efficiently.



Notable Pinoy bassists dropped by as well and after the clinic everyone went for a picture. Unfortunately for most of the audience, they only had a group picture with the man, and luckily for me I was able to meet him before the show started while waiting for my bro in front of Ace Hardware at Robinson’s Pioneer and had a small chat. It was only then that fans started to notice him and went for his autograph and pics too.


bro with fans waiting; group pic class 2008; with nathan east


with barbie almalbis-honasan; my bro with the jerk’s bassist edwin aguilar; the great karel honasan showing his stuff