About Nathan East
Nathan East is the Swiss Army knife of bassists. His extraordinary talent and versatility has led him to playing and recording across genres with the biggest talents in the music industry such as Michael Jackson, George Harrison, Barry White, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, and many more
Nathan East is considered a true bass legend for more than one reason. First of all, there is no doubt that Nathan is a world-class musician, having laid down the bass lines on countless albums as well as on stage for many top artists. Second, Nathan is praised among producers and fellow bass players for always having an unparalleled bass sound. Simply put, Nathan not only plays with amazing feel, taste and musicality - he also sounds great while doing it!
To support the natural, great-sounding tone that begins at his fingertips, the last elements in Nathan's bass sound chain are a Blacksmith amp and two RS410 cabinets. Needless to say that it is a great honor for us that such a distinguished musician as Nathan - a player with a career simply beyond comparison - has chosen to let our Bass Amp 2.0 concept carry on the legacy of his fantastic bass sound! 'Rocking loads of power, outstanding tone and even a built-in tuner - TC Electronic has taken bass amps to the next level with the new Blacksmith,' says Nathan East.
As a musician of integrity, musical diversity and longevity, Nathan East has recorded and performed with an extremely wide variety of mainstream pop/rock artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Eric Clapton, Babyface, Phil Collins, B.B. King, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, George Harrison, Joe Satriani, Anita Baker, Usher, Ray Charles, Toto and countless others. In fact, if you have listened to the radio, you have definitely heard Nathan's Grammy Award-winning steady groove, musicality and beautiful, warm sound. Further, Nathan also enjoys a reputation as one of the finest Contemporary Jazz bass players around, having played with artists like Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Larry Carlton, Al Jarreau, Michael Bublé, George Benson, Sergio Mendes and 'Fourplay'. In total, Nathan appears on more than a thousand recordings - a very impressive back catalogue and an undeniable proof of Nathan's massive bass authority, a testament to this player's love of his art.
Nathan's overall music philosophy is simple: 'I try to see the big picture and approach every song as a new work of art in constant search for the right colors, notes and personality. There's really no secret; exposure to as many different styles and genres help me navigate the playing field. I still feel like a student and continue to study all types of music.'
TonePrints by Nathan East
Videos with Nathan East
Nathan East creating his Loop for Ditto X2 Looper
Nathan East Jam 2 on BH800 and K-Cabs
K-Cabs First Impression - Nathan East
Nathan East creates his "Romantic Phase" TonePrint for Helix Phaser
Nathan East & David 'Fingers' Haynes Live at NAMM 2012, Session 1
Nathan East talks about his Blacksmith
Bob James, Nathan East, Jack Lee - Angela
HD - Pamela - Toto - Majano 2012
Interview with Nathan East at Namm 2013
Interview with Bass Legend Nathan East
Nathan East's "Magic Chorus" TonePrint for Corona Chorus