Berks Jazz Fest 2011: Fourplay

Saturday night, supergroup Fourplay appeared at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, founding members Bob James on keyboards, Nathan East on bass & vocals and Harvey Mason on drums welcomed newest member Chuck Loeb on guitar, who replaced Larry Carlton who left the band to pursue his solo career. Chuck Loeb blended well in and proved to be the perfect choice artistically to maintain the legacy of the band, delivering several great solos. Despite our heroes have visibly aged, they still performed at the peak of their powers, especially Bob James on keyboards provided several inspired solos on the piano, while Nathan East and Harvey Mason held it all together. Among the tracks performed were "Blues Force", the title track from the current CD Touch The Sky, and the Chuck Loeb contribution "Third Degree", "I Still Be Loving You" (featuring Nathan East on vocals) and the Harvy Mason composition "Pineapple Getaway". They finished the concert with the Bob James' classic "Westchester Lady". After such a long time together, it is no wonder that this band plays like a well oiled machine at the highest level, this was a truly awesome performance that was very well received and left a satisfied crowd.