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Bob James/Nathan East: The New Cool

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Keyboardist Bob James and bassist Nathan East explore their long-held musical connection on the mostly acoustic album The New Cool, an elegant, sensitively performed collection of originals and covers. The New Cool marks the first but hopefully not the last time these two artists have collaborated on a duo-billed project such as this.

For a quarter of a century, James and East have played together as half of the immensely popular contemporary-jazz superband Fourplay (more on that later), and the musical rapport and camaraderie they exhibit on The New Cool is unmistakable-like two close friends enjoying an evening of shared interests and good conversation.

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