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About Mark Egan


Wavetone Productions Inc. www.markegan.com_______________


Mark Egan—Bassist and Composer

His unique fretless bass sound and style is both distinctive and versatile making him one of the most in-demand electric bassists on the music scene today.
With three platinum and three gold albums to his credit, Mark has recorded with the likes of the original Pat Metheny Group, Elements, Sting, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Bill Evans and Joan Osborne.

He has performed and recorded with legendary artists such as Pat Martino, David Sanborn, Larry Coryell, Chet Baker, Jim Hall, Marianne Faithful and John McLaughlin. He also has co-led the group Elements with drummer Danny Gottlieb since 1982. With ten recordings to date, the group continues to tour worldwide featuring artists such as Bill Evans, Clifford Carter, David Mann and Gil Goldstein.
In 1993 Mark launched an independent record label, Wavetone Records, and has Electric Fields recording studio where he produces his group Elements, solo projects and various artists.

His fifth release as a leader is a double cd trio recording "As We Speak". This all-star trio featuring legendary musicians, JOHN ABERCROMBIE on guitar and DANNY GOTTLIEB on drums, showcases Mark’s melodic bass playing in a progressive improvisational setting.

Mark Egan is known for his outstanding rhythm section contributions to many groups. This recording features Mark's powerful and thoughtful solo playing, as well as his creative rhythm section support. As a trio, John, Danny and Mark perform with empathy, power and eloquence in a contemporary jazz format.

This incredible contemporary jazz 2 cd set contains that rare combination of stellar compositions, all star musicianship, and virtuoso solos from one of the most influential bassists in history. As We Speak, by MARK EGAN, is one of the most important bass recordings of our time, and an absolute MUST for any creative musician. The trio will be touring worldwide to celebrate the release of As We Speak.

Grammy award winning bassist/composer Mark Egan has released his sixth recording as a leader, assembling a super quartet featuring Bill Evans-sax, Vinnie Colaiuta-drums and Mitch Forman-keyboards. The eleven song, 60+ minutes of contemporary supercharged jazz, features Mark’s fluid melodic and groove bass style along with outstanding performances by Evans, Colaiuta and Forman. The result is one of Egan’s strongest recordings to date and a must hear for all followers of progressive jazz.

Mark Egan joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 10, 2010