11 Aug 2019

The many faces of double bass player Edgar Meyer

From Pick and Mix, 12:00 pm on 11 August 2019

Double bass player Edgar Meyer is a composer and soloist stepping easily from the world of bluegrass performance to that of jazz improviser and soloist with orchestra. He is doing all those things at the moment. Pick and Mix plays music from his extensive recordings.

 

9Bach is a Welsh group whose name is a play on words. In Welsh ‘Nain’ means Nana, and to quote band leader Lisa Jens the phrase 9Bach means ‘a cozy, family orientated granny you can relate to.'  They’ve done several albums .. mostly of their own material but inspired by traditional Welsh singing.

Lisa Jens lead singer of Welsh folk group 9Bach

Lisa Jens lead singer of Welsh folk group 9Bach Photo: Dewi Glyn Jones

 

Trio Mediaeval is a trio whose album of Folk Songs has an ethereal and haunting beauty. 

 

The Guitar Trio is a collaborative album by Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin.

 

Music details:

MEYER: Death by Triple Fiddle - Joshua Bell (vln), Mike Marshall (vln), Edgar Meyer (dbass) (Sony SK 60864)
MEYER: Bubbles - Edgar Meyer (dbass), Bela Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussein (tabla) (Koch KOCCD 2024)
TRAD arr Owens: Ambell Hiraeth - 9Bach (Realworld 800469)
HOYLAND/JEN: Lliwia - 9Bach (Realworld 800244)
DI MEOLA: Azzura - Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin (Verve 533215)
MEYER: Hang Hang - Joshua Bell (vln), Mike Marshall (gtr), Sam Bush (mandolin) Edgar Meyer (dbass) (Sony SK 60864)
TRAD arr Trio Mediaeval: Villemann og Magnhild - Trio Mediaeval (ECM 2003 (476 6179))
TRAD arr Trio Mediaeval: Danse, ikke grate na - Trio Mediaeval (ECM 2003 (476 6179))
TRAD arr arr Fuglseth: Lova line - Trio Mediaeval (ECM 2003 (476 6179))
BOTTESINI arr Meyer: Double Bass Concerto No 2 in B minor - Edgar Meyer (dbass), Saint Paul CO/Hugh Wolff (Sony SK 60956)