Mark Egan

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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Dreaming Spirits

Dreaming Spirits

Wavetone Records
2017

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Constellations

Constellations

Double Moon Records
2015

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About Now

About Now

Wavetone Records
2014

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Unit 1

Unit 1

Wavetone Records
2013

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Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

Wavetone Records
2010

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As We Speak

As We Speak

Wavetone Records
2006

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Slinky

Slinky

Mark Egan
About Now

Illumination

Illumination

Mark Egan
Elements

Jack Hall

Jack Hall

Mark Egan
Freedom Town

Saul Cuban

Saul Cuban

Mark Egan
Thelonius Bach's Lunch

Southeast Passage

Southeast Passage

Mark Egan
Beyond Words

Depraw

Depraw

Mark Egan
As We Speak

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