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  • Bass Players To Know: Edgar Meyer

    Bass Players To Know: Edgar Meyer

    There’s nothing like being in a symphony hall and experiencing the sound of a double bass. The tone of the instrument is enhanced by the beauty of the room and the reverence for hundreds of years of Western musical culture. The low, resonant notes fill the space like fresh coffee being poured into your favorite... »

  • Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

    Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

    One of the best concerts I saw in 2015 was the duo of double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer. Besides being unbelievable technicians, their musicality and rapport was astounding. This year they took the show on the road to the UK. Here’s a smoking clip of McBride and Meyer tearing through the jazz... »

  • Edgar Meyer and Victor Wooten: Webbed Feet

    Edgar Meyer and Victor Wooten: Webbed Feet

    We’re celebrating Edgar Meyer’s birthday today with an awesome throwback bass duet with Victor Wooten. The pair has fun with Meyer’s original tune “Webbed Feet” in this 1991 clip from Kentucky Educational Television’s “The Lonesome Pine Specials”. Both bassists push their instruments to the limit while making musical jests over the light-hearted groove. “Webbed Feet”... »

  • Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour

    Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour

    Double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer are teaming up for a duo tour this October. The tour begins in Edmonds, Washington at the Edmonds Center for the Arts before bouncing around the country over seven dates including several college appearances. The final performance is slated for October 30th at Emerson University’s Schwartz Center... »

  • Bassists Get Some Love in Grammy Category

    Bassists Get Some Love in Grammy Category

    It looks like at least one Grammy category is a bass-ic affair this year. Superstar session bassist/sideman Nathan East has received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Nathan East, his self-titled solo album debut. East has worked with a wide variety of artists in his long career, from Eric Clapton to Stevie... »

  • Edgar Meyer Re-teams with Chris Thile for “Bass & Mandolin”

    Edgar Meyer Re-teams with Chris Thile for “Bass & Mandolin”

    Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer have recorded as a duo for the first time since 2008, and the results are breathtaking. The simple album title, describes what you’ll hear on the record from two virtuoso players. Thile handles mandolin (and guitar) and Meyer, of course, is on double bass (and piano). Meyer is MacArthur Foundation... »

  • Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer: Why Only One?

    Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer: Why Only One?

    Bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile released a new album this week, aptly entitled . The duo took a little time out to find a slice of heaven in the mountains around Telluride, Colorado to perform the first track from the record called “Why Only One?” Meyer’s seemingly effortless technique and fantastic tone perfectly... »

  • Edgar Meyer Featured on The Goat Rodeo Sessions

    Edgar Meyer Featured on The Goat Rodeo Sessions

    Bassist Edgar Meyer, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan and mandolinist Chris Thile have come together to release The Goat Rodeo Sessions, an 11-track collection of songs which the group describes as “genre proof.” With styles ranging from classical to bluegrass, the album is definitely an interesting mix, sure to please fans of acoustic music.... »

  • Edgar Meyer: Froglike

    Edgar Meyer: Froglike

    Words aren’t enough. Here’s upright master Edgar Meyer playing “Froglike”, from his album Work in Progress (sadly, the album is out of print). »

  • Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile: The Farmer & The Duck

    Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile: The Farmer & The Duck

    Today’s featured video showcases a nice duet between bassist Edgar Meyer and Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile. The recording took place on October 24, 2008 at University of Chicago’s Mandel Hall. »