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This all-star group -- comprised of keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Lee Ritenour, bassist Nathan East, and drummer Harvey Mason -- was formed in 1991 after the quartet came together on part of James' Grand Piano Canyon album. They have since recorded a number of CDs for Warner Bros. that have all been big sellers, not surprising considering the popularity of James and Ritenour. Larry Carlton took over the guitarist's spot in the late '90s, first appearing in Fourplay on the band's successful 1998 album, 4. The seasonal Snowbound was released in 1999. It featured traditional and modern holiday songs, all played in the quartet's increasingly slick style. The band ended its tenure with Warner Bros. with 2000's soft babymaker album Yes, Please. Fourplay attempted to break new ground with 2002's Heartfelt, which was their debut album for RCA's Bluebird imprint. The album consisted of live studio jamming that was heavily edited and assembled using Pro Tools. In 2004 they issued Journey, more a return to their earlier, smoother form than a building-block progression from Heartfelt. In 2006, Fourplay released X, a final album for RCA/Bluebird. The set featured a guest vocal from Michael McDonald on a reading of Steve Winwood's "My Love's Leavin'." The group signed with Heads Up International for 2008's Energy, which was notable for a pair of excellent Carlton compositions and a vocal appearance by Esperanza Spalding on "Prelude for Lovers." Fourplay -- now featuring new guitarist Chuck Loeb replacing Carlton -- assembled again for the label on 2010's Let's Touch the Sky, which included guest appearances by Ruben Studdard and Anita Baker. Two years later, they released Esprit de Four, with guest appearances by Kenny Mason & the Voices of Praise Choir, and Japanese singer Seiko Matsuda. In 2015, Fourplay celebrated their 25th anniversary with the release of the stylistically eclectic studio album Silver. ~ Scott Yanow & Thom Jurek
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Albums by
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    Silver

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    Esprit de Four

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    Energy

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    Let's Touch the Sky

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    Journey

    12 songs

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    Heartfelt

    11 songs

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    Yes, Please

    12 songs

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    Snowbound

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    4

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    Elixir

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    Fourplay

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    X

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    Between the Sheets

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    The Best of Fourplay

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    Energy

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    4 [Japan]

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    Sterling

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    Windmill

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    Silverado


Top Songs by
Fourplay

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  2.   Max-O-Man
  3.   Christmas Time Is Here
  4.   101 Eastbound
  5.   Chant
  6.   Bali Run
  7.   Firefly
  8.   Aniversario
  9.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  10.   Fortune Teller
  11.   3rd Degree
  12.   Silverado
  13.   I'll Still Be Lovin' You
  14.   Fields of Gold
  15.   Sonnymoon
  16.   Why Can't It Wait Till Morning
  17.   Amoroso
  18.   Play Lady Play
  19.   4 Play and Pleasure
  20.   Midnight Stroll
  21.   October Morning
  22.   Esprit de Four
  23.   Someone to Love
  24.   Still the One
  25.   Merry Little Stroll: Medley of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Smooth Jazz Instrumentals

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    Jazz Christmas

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    The Wolf Lounge


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