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Mark Egan

Mark Egan

Mark Egan


Mark Egan (born 1951 in Massachusetts) is an American jazz bass guitarist and trumpeter, perhaps best-known for his work with the Pat Metheny Group from 1977 to 1980. Egan has three platinum and three gold albums to his credit, and has recorded with Sting, Arcadia, Roger Daltrey and Joan Osborne, among others; performed with the Gil Evans Orchestra, Marianne Faithfull, David Sanborn, John McLaughlin and Sophie B. Hawkins, and has played on the soundtracks to such movies and television shows as Aladdin Read more on Last.fm
Mark Egan (born 1951 in Massachusetts) is an American jazz bass guitarist and trumpeter, perhaps best-known for his work with the Pat Metheny Group from 1977 to 1980. Egan has three platinum and three gold albums to his credit, and has recorded with Sting, Arcadia, Roger Daltrey and Joan Osborne, among others; performed with the Gil Evans Orchestra, Marianne Faithfull, David Sanborn, John McLaughlin and Sophie B. Hawkins, and has played on the soundtracks to such movies and television shows as Aladdin, The Color of Money, A Chorus Line, NBC Sports, ABC's All My Children, "CNN/Headline News" and numerous television commercials. Influenced by his father, Egan first studied trumpet at age 10. He played the trumpet throughout high school, and switched to bass when he was 16.

While attending the University of Miami School of Music, he studied with jazz educator Jerry Coker. While in Miami he also became friends with Jaco Pastorius and performed with Bakers Dozen. Egan has released six albums as a leader, the most recent being Truth Be Told, featuring drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, saxophonist Bill Evans and pianist Mitchel Forman. With Elements, the group that he co-leads with Danny Gottlieb, he has released 10 recordings. He has also created three music videos: "Om Yoga & Meditation", "Music on the Edge", and "Bass Workshop", a bass instructional video.

He has appeared on the soundtracks of movies including Two Moon Junction, Object of My Affection, You've Got Mail and The Color of Money. Mark is also featured on Drummer Ken Serio's 2007 release- Live... In The Moment. He recorded an album, Urge, with trumpeter Forrest Buchtel, Jr., featuring, among other things, composed and recorded the theme from "CNN Headline News." As a leader: * Mosaic * Touch of Light * Beyond Words * Freedom Town * As We Speak * Truth Be Told With Elements: * Elements * Elements Forward Motion * Illumination * Liberal Arts * Spirit River * Blown Away * Far East Volume 1 * Far East Volume 2 * Untold Stories * Wouldn't It Be Nice-Tribute to Brian Wilson Read more on Last.fm.

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