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Fourplay

For two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of a dozen recordings—six of which have climbed to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album charts – the supergroup has continued to explore the limitless dimensions and permutations of jazz while at the same time appealing to a broad mainstream audience.

The Fourplay story begins in 1990, with keyboardist Bob James, who had already established himself as a formidable figure in keyboard jazz – not just as an instrumentalist but as a composer and arranger as well – with solo recordings dating as far back as the mid 1960s. In 1990, James reunited with his old friend, session drummer, producer, composer & recording artist Harvey Mason (Herbie Hancock, Barbra Streisand, Notorious B.I.G.), during the recording of James’ Grand Piano Canyon album. Also involved in the project were guitarist Lee Ritenour (Sergio Mendes) and bassist/vocalist Nathan East (Barry White, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins).

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Apr4Mon Fourplay
Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis, MD
6:30 PM
$49
Apr4Mon Fourplay
Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis, MD
9:30 PM
$49

Albums

Silver
Silver
Heads Up International
2015
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Fourplay: Esprit De Four
Fourplay: Esprit De...
Heads Up International
2012
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Let's Touch the Sky
Let's Touch the Sky
Heads Up International
2010
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Energy
Energy
Heads Up International
2008
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Nocturnal Mission
Nocturnal Mission
Provolone
2008
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Journey
Journey
Bluebird
2004
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