Nathaniel Phillips

His slap/pop groove on “Glide” was a rite of passage for bassists of my generation.

A first call session cat, producer, and composer; Nathaniel Phillips co-founded the funk powerhouse Pleasure, and plied monster grooves for artists spanning Ronnie Laws, Roy Ayers, Jeff Lorber, Idris Muhammad, Herb Albert, Stevie Wonder, Bob James, En Vogue, and Toni Braxton to cite a select few.