1991 Fourplay – Fourplay

Fourplay is the debut album of the contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay which was released by Warner Bros. Records on September 17, 1991. The album cover showed four pictures of the original group on a variety of musical instruments (such as a guitar, piano keys and a drum). The album has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States and has thus been certified platinum by the RIAA. Their album charted at the No. 1 position on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts for an unprecedented 33 weeks.


1  Bali Run (Lee Ritenour, Bob James) 5:33
2  101 Eastbound (Nathan East, Marcel East) 5:58
3  Foreplay (Lee Ritenour) 5:27
4  Moonjogger (Bob James) 6:16
5  Max-o-Man (Harvey Mason Sr, Mike Lang) 5:33
6  After the Dance (Marvin Gaye, T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) 6:07
7  Quadrille (Bob James) 5:44
8  Midnight Stroll (Harvey Mason Sr) 4:44
9  October Morning (Lee Ritenour) 5:02
10  Wish You Were Here (Lee Ritenour) 6:11
11  Rain Forest (Bob James) 6:06



BassNathan East
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLee Ritenour
KeyboardsBob James

Other Musicians

6 After the Dance

Background VocalsDarell DeBarge
Background VocalsNathan East
Background VocalsPatti LaBelle
VocalsEl DeBarge

11 Rain Forest

Background VocalsPhilip Bailey

Liner Notes

Producer – Fourplay
Producer (Executive) – Bob James
Arranged By (Additional Background Vocals) – Patti LaBelle (Track 6)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Debra Johnson
Edited By (Digitally Edited) – Robert Vosgien
Engineer (Assistant Engineer At Ocean Way Recorders) – Clif Norrell
Engineer (Assistant Engineer At Starlight Studios) – Paul May
Engineer (Assistant Engineer At Sunset Sound) – Mike Kloster
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Programmed By (Synth Programming), Computer (Atari Computer Programming), Technician (Technical Assistance) – Harvey Mason Jr.
Recorded By (Additional Recording) – Femi Jiya, Jeff Gillette*, Khaliq Glover
Recorded By, Mixed By – Don Murray

Art Direction – Kim Champagne
Design – Leslie Wintner
Photography By – Stuart Watson
Photography By (Band Photos) – O’Brien And Schridde

Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Edited At – CMS Digital
Mastered At – Capitol Disk Mastering
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Starlight Studios
Recorded At – Pyramid Studios (2)
Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing