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Björn Meyer

For more than thirty years, Björn — Swedish-born and Swiss-based — has shaped a unique voice for his instrument inside the most diverse contexts. He has worked alongside Persian harpist and singer Asita Hamidi and is a long term collaborator with Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem. He has spent more than twenty years with Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin and percussionist Fredrik Gille in Bazar Blå, co-defining the sound of contemporary Swedish folk music. For more than a decade he was a member of the minimalistic, zen-funk, groove-collective Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin. His first solo-album “Provenance” was released by ECM in the fall of 2017. It was their first, in a distinguished tradition of solo bass albums, devoted to the electric bass guitar.

Awards

Musikpreis des Kantons Bern 2018 (Switzerland)


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“.. The album is often stunningly beautiful; bittersweet tones and deeply affecting melodies brought to life with Meyer's unique guitar-like use of the bass. Highly recommended.” - Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz

“.. Meyer has taken a unique approach to composition for solo bass guitar. It is one that will move the instrument forward as much as it will move the listener emotionally.” - John Marley, Jazz Views

Bill Frisell
guitar, electric
Charlie Haden
bass, acoustic
Allan Holdsworth
guitar, electric
Carles Benavent
bass, electric
Skuli Sverrisson
bass, electric

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Jazzhaus Records
2020

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Provenance

ECM Records
2017

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