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Mark Egan

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: January 14, 1951    

Mark Egan

Bassist-Composer Mark Egan Showcases his Fretless Voice on About Now

New Wavetone release reunites bassist with colleagues Danny Gottlieb and Mitchel Forman

Over the past 30 years, Mark Egan’s ability to groove, perfectly complement the music in any situation and solo expressively has made him one of the most in-demand bass players on the international music scene. While racking up credits with the likes of the Pat Metheny Group, saxophonists Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Stan Getz, Sonny Fortune and Bill Evans, vocalist Michael Franks, guitarists Pat Martino, Larry Coryell, John Mcglaughlin, Alex De Grassi, John Abercrombie, Chuck Loeb and Vic Juris, the Duran Duran off-shoot group Arcadia, the Gil Evans Orchestra as well as pop stars Sting, Joan Osborne, Sophie B. Hawkins Marc Cohn and Roger Daltry. Egan also went about documenting his singular fretless bass guitar voice in a series of recordings as a leader beginning with his 1985 bass manifesto, Mosaic. Following on the heels of 2010’s Truth Be Told (his quartet recording with saxophonist Bill Evans, keyboardist Mitch Forman and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta) and 2013’s trio offering Unit 1 (with guitarist John Hart and drummer Karl Latham), Egan reconnects with his Pat Metheny Group/Elements bandmate, drummer Danny Gottlieb, and keyboardist Forman for an invigorating program that highlights the bassist’s signature singing fretless 5-string tones in both funk and impressionistic settings. The Twentieth album on his own Wavetone label, About Now is a stunning trio outing that has Forman alternating between piano and Fender Rhodes and the telepathic rhythm tandem of Egan and Gottlieb holding down the fort while also contributing potent solos and highly interactive playing throughout....
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  • Unit 1

    W.E.R.F.
    2013
  • Truth Be Told

    Wavetone Records
    2010
  • As We Speak

    Wavetone Records
    2006
  • Beyond Words

    W.E.R.F.
    1991
  • A Touch Of Light

    W.E.R.F.
    1988
  • Mosaic

    W.E.R.F.
    1985
  • Elements

    W.E.R.F.
    1982

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