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Mark Egan & Arjun Bruggeman: Dreaming Spirits

Read "Dreaming Spirits" reviewed by Kris Perdew

Dreaming Spirits serves not only as an album title, but also the name of a world/ambient jazz trio formed by renowned bassist Mark Egan, tabla player and percussionist Arjun Bruggeman, and special guest Shane Theriot, who is best known these days as lead guitarist/musical director of the Hall and Oates and Live From Daryl's House bands. ...

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Jurek Jagoda: Songs Without Words

Read "Songs Without Words" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Lo riceviamo con un po' di ritardo ma vale la pena parlarne. Uscito nel 2010, il debutto discografico del pianista polacco Jurek Jagoda non è passato inosservato nella terra di Chopin. Nato a Danzica 39 anni fa, Jagoda non ha percorso la classica carriera di chi si fa le ossa nei gruppi dei leader già affermati ma è apparso ...

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Mark Egan: Truth Be Told

Read "Truth Be Told" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Mark Egan often provides subtle accompaniment, holding things together with his bass work and making other musicians look good in his role as a studio musician. The music on Truth Be Told shows off his extroverted side as he blazes through an assortment of funk/fusion tracks with some formidable sidemen along for the ride.

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Mark Egan: As We Speak

Read "As We Speak" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Given Mark Egan's long and deep involvement with the commercial end of the music business (as evidenced by a long resume of session credits in the jazz and pop worlds), the personality of this record is perhaps surprising. As We Speak is essentially a blowing session, with no overdubs or big production numbers. Not that there's ...

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Mark Egan: As We Speak

Read "As We Speak" reviewed by John Kelman

While the innovations of the late Jaco Pastorius continue to be felt to this day, he's not the only electric bassist to develop a recognizable fretless sound. Born the same year as Pastorius, Mark Egan has built his career around a denser tone and more eminently lyrical disposition. While Pastorius was capable of equal melodism but ...