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Lisa Maxwell’s “Shiny!” Features Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck
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Lisa Maxwell’s “Shiny!” Features Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck

Composer/arranger Lisa Maxwell has released an album that serves as a tribute to the late trumpeter Lew Soloff. “Shiny!” features a who’s who of musicians that all had a connection with Soloff - including bassists Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck.

Mark Egan and Arjun Bruggeman Release “Dreaming Spirits”
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Mark Egan and Arjun Bruggeman Release “Dreaming Spirits”

Bass wizard Mark Egan has teamed up with tabla player and percussionist Arjun Bruggeman to release an instrumental album called Dreaming Spirits. Featuring guest guitarist Shane Theriot, the project has been in the making for a decade. “This audiophile recording features 14 original instrumental compositions for a total of 70 plus minutes exploring multi-dimensional ambient grooves and masterful improvisations from...

Mark Egan and Dade Reissue “Dade In The Shade”
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Mark Egan and Dade Reissue “Dade In The Shade”

Dade, the all-star group featuring bassist Mark Egan, has released a remastered version of their album Dade in the Shade. The band also features Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Laibson, David Weissbrot, David Drubin, Lew Soloff, David Taylor and Pete Levin. “Dade is an all-star group playing original music and improvisations,” Egan shared. “Originally released in 1990, this remastered digital release, ‘Dade...

Solo Career-Spanning Sting Vinyl Set Released
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Solo Career-Spanning Sting Vinyl Set Released

So, you love yourself some Sting. And you love vinyl. Well, then, The Studio Collection is right up your alley. The 11-LP vinyl box set includes all the bassist-singer-songwriter’s A&M Records studio albums in one collection. The set includes Brand New Day and Sacred Love, which were not previously released on vinyl. Along with Sting, the albums feature the work...

Groove – Episode #7: Mark Egan
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #7: Mark Egan

Mark Egan has a very specific sound. Whether it’s from co-founding the jazz fusion band, Elements, or being a part of the Pat Metheny Group… or from the Gil Evans Orchestra to his work with Sting, Joan Osborne, Cyndi Lauper or Art Garfunkel. The smooth, fretless electric bass sound is unmistakably his. Egan spent a significant amount of time honing...

Pedulla Announces Mark Egan Signature Model Limited Anniversary Edition
Basses

Pedulla Announces Mark Egan Signature Model Limited Anniversary Edition

Pedulla is continuing their 40th anniversary celebration with a reissue of fusion bassist Mark Egan’s Signature model. The Pedulla Mark Egan Signature Model Anniversary Edition is a five-string bass retains the features of the original bass with modern features that weren’t available when it was first released. The bass has a 19mm string spacing and has a body that is...

Mark Egan Releases Eighth Album, “Direction Home”
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Mark Egan Releases Eighth Album, “Direction Home”

Jazz bassist Mark Egan has released his latest album, Direction Home. It’s the eighth album for the onetime student of the late Jaco Pastorius, known for his past work with the Pat Metheny Group and the band Elements. Direction Home is a follow up to last year’s About Now, which offered up more groove with longtime colleagues drummer Danny Gottlieb...

Mark Egan Returns With “About Now”
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Mark Egan Returns With “About Now”

Mark Egan (Pat Metheny Group, Sting, Arcadia, Roger Daltry and Joan Osborne) is showing off his stellar fretless bass chops on About Now, his seventh album. Egan, a contemporary jazz composer, recorded the instrumental album as part of a trio featuring Danny Gottlieb on drums and Mitchel Forman on keyboards, both musicians with whom he has recorded before — Gottlieb...

Mark Egan Debuts New Power Trio and Album
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Mark Egan Debuts New Power Trio and Album

Mark Egan‘s latest musical project is a new power trio formed by the bassist, drummer Karl Latham and guitarist John Hart. The group has just released their debut album, Unit 1. The album, released through Egan’s own Wavetone Records label features the group’s new take on nine jazz standards the band says is “reminiscent of The Police, Tony Williams Lifetime...

Pat Metheny Group: Jaco
Bass Videos

Pat Metheny Group: Jaco

The Pat Metheny Group did a tune on their first album, (1978), named after Jaco Pastorius. This is an early version of the song from 1977 and features Mark Egan on the fretless bass.

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Mark Egan announces new CD: Truth Be Told

Mark Egan has a new band and a new CD project, Truth Be Told. The band includes long-time Egan colleagues Bill Evans (sax), Mitch Forman (keys) and Roger Squitero (percussion), with Vinnie Colaiuta joining the group on drums. Egan, known for his fretless bass work, dating back to his time with the Pat Metheny Group (1977-1980), says the groove-oriented new...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Pedulla Nuance Bass Guitar

Pedulla has just announced a new line of bass guitar: the Pedulla Nuance. Like all Pedulla bass guitars, the Nuance line is also hand crafted in the USA by Michael Pedulla. This model was developed to respond the subtleties in a player’s technique and has been tested by bassists Tim Landers, Mark Egan, and David Buda, all of whom are...