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  • Audio CD (24 Sept. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Heads Up
  • ASIN: B008BGNMZU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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'Esprit De Four' by the leading jazz fusion band Fourplay is the second release to feature new member, guitarist Chuck Loeb, who has joined founder-members keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. They deliver another stylish album where straightahead, fusion and smooth jazz meet. Each member of the band contributes at least two compositions to the album and one of the standout tracks is the Bob James composition "Put Our Hearts Together" which he wrote for a concert in a region severely impacted by the devastating Japanese tsunami of 2011. It appears as both an instrumental and vocal version on the CD with Japanese pop star Seiko Matsuda lending her voice to this moving tribute. Personnel: Bob James (keyboards), Chuck Loeb (guitar), Nathan East (bass), Harvey Mason (drums), Seiko Matsuda (vocals - 10)

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The twelfth studio album from the mighty Fourplay, and the second record to feature `new boy' Chuck Loeb, is an exciting prospect. Even moreso because I only recently became aware of its impending release. Shall we get straight to the music FFF's (Fellow Fourplay Fans)?

Unlike the opening to many contemporary jazz outings `Esprit de Four' begins on a mellow note - and I love it. `December Dream' has a bassline that starts out as hardly discernible and Harvey Mason teases us with the lightest cymbal touches to keep time. It's written in waltz time and the piano and guitar have an almost classical flavour, especially during the introduction. I know I don't use the word `counterpoint' often in my reviews, but here it is in all its beauty. A very elegant tune which builds in intensity throughout almost eight minutes. I always feel there needs to be at least track on a good contemporary jazz record that you can hum or sing and `Firefly' is one such. The rhythm flies and this has the Fourplay trademarks that have kept them at the top as an ensemble for twenty years: Nate East's whispered falsetto vocals and ever-tasteful funky bass, Harvey Mason's crisp snare, Bob James warm keyboard textures and a truly gifted jazz guitarist - in this case the fabulous Mr Loeb. Of course, topping off these other delights is the unifying factor: melody. And it's this that keeps me singing/humming Fourplay songs. This one won't leave me alone and the fact that Nate East delivers one of the best solos I've heard him play just adds to the appeal. This is my favourite track from the album.

`Venus' calms us down with the sound of an acoustic bass, piano and guitar with a string synth as backing. The brushes on the cymbals keep your head nodding gently as this lovely ballad unfolds.
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Fourplay are the masters of smooth jazz and I especially love Bob James , but as the years have gone on and the line up has changed any new album takes a bit of getting used to.This album is no exception.The last few albums have been a bit hit and miss with a mix of great tracks and why bother.Sorry to be harsh but these guys are superb musicians and when they make great albums they have a lot to live up to whenever a new one is released.I know artists evolve and change is key to keeping music fresh and interesting. Fourplay try to do this with varied success I feel, but I am still a fan.This latest album on first hearing it was oh no this is boring , but on repeated listening it grows on you.No criticism of the musicianship just the interest in the music itself takes a bit of getting into.I would love to see these guys live but they rarely come to the UK and tend to play in London only in one off shows, understandably as they are niche musicians who wouldn't fill large arenas or bigger venues.I feel the intimate jazz club like Ronnie Scotts bests suits them and the style of music they play.My wife and daughter think it is elevator music and very bland.Everyone to their own.
If you are a fan then you will probably like it , just give it time to grow on you.
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This is a superb album by Fourplay.

Excellent musicians playing well written tracks. This album takes me back to their earlier work which I love.

A relaxing album that will be on my sound systems at home and in the car for weeks and no doubt months to come.

Buy it! You won't be let down.
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That's the real good music. Not everybody can enjoy this as much as I do.
Given the fact that you already know the artist's old work this is like an assurance that it will continue that way.
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Another ok Fourplay album. Impeccably played but uninspired tunes. These guys could play this stuff in their sleep. Each album sounds more and more artificial too.
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More smooth jazz 🎷 by fourplay. Thoroughly enjoyed the album
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