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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Cartoon Bebop

Self Produced
2021

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Imaginary Road

Self Produced
2021

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For The Record

Teddy D Records
2020

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Electric Blue

Wavetone Records
2020

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Dreaming Spirits

Wavetone Records
2017

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Constellations

Double Moon Records
2015

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Waiting for the Sky

From: Imaginary Road
By Mark Egan

Electric Blue

From: Electric Blue
By Mark Egan

Slinky

From: About Now
By Mark Egan

Illumination

From: Elements
By Mark Egan

Jack Hall

From: Freedom Town
By Mark Egan

Saul Cuban

From: Thelonius Bach's Lunch
By Mark Egan

Southeast Passage

From: Beyond Words
By Mark Egan

Depraw

From: As We Speak
By Mark Egan

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