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 #1 position on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts for an unprecedented 33 weeks.
This CD was the debut of Fourplay, the super quartet composed of keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Lee Ritenour, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. The style is a soulful blend of jazz, R&B, and pop with an emphasis on original compositions by each band member. El DeBarge lends his seductive vocals to the Marvin Gaye classic "After The Dance" to round out this musical masterpiece.