Session bassist and vocalist Nathan East is 67 years old today. Just off the top of my head, he’s backed guitarist Lari Basilio, Eric Clapton (on his Unplugged album), Barry White, Lee Ritenour, Patrice Rushen, Phil Collins, Herbie Hancock, Toto, and others. He’s a charter member of the smooth jazz group Fourplay (with Lee Ritenour, guitar; Bob James, keyboards; and Harvey Mason, drums). The Isley Brothers’ "Between The Sheets" is the title track from Fourplay’s second album (1993). Nathan East shares lead vocal duties with Chaka Khan, with backing vocals by Phillip Bailey, Chanté Moore, and Phil Perry.