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Occupation(s)  Musician composer
Name  Edgar Meyer

Role  Bassist
Parents  Edgar Meyer, Sr.
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Born  November 24, 1960 (age 55) (1960-11-24)
Origin  Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
Genres  Classical Bluegrass Progressive bluegrass Jazz World music
Instruments  Double bass piano Guitar Banjo Violin Mandolin Dobro
Labels  Sony Deutsche Grammophon Sugar Hill
Associated acts  Nickel Creek, Strength in Numbers, Bela Fleck
Movies  Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002
Albums  The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Bass & Mandolin, Appalachian Journey, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, Music for Two
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Edgar Meyer (born November 24, 1960) is an American bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. His styles include classical, bluegrass, newgrass, and jazz. Meyer has worked as a session musician in Nashville, part of various chamber groups, a composer, and an arranger. His collaborators have spanned a wide range of musical styles and talents; among them are Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Yo-Yo Ma, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Sam Bush, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall, Mark O'Connor, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Guy Clark, and the trio Nickel Creek.

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Meyer participates yearly in a bluegrass super group in Telluride, Colorado, at their annual Bluegrass Festival known as the House Band. The band also consists of Meyer's contemporaries Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and Stuart Duncan.

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Biography

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Meyer grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He learned to play the double bass from his father, the late Edgar Meyer, Sr., who directed the string orchestra program for the local public school system. Meyer later went on to Indiana University to study with Stuart Sankey.

Meyer is noted for achieving virtuosity on an instrument of unusual technical difficulty. Following in the footsteps of other bass players like Gary Karr and Mark Bernat before him, he has performed music originally composed for other instruments, such as Bach's unaccompanied cello suites.

Meyer has also composed a number of works, including two double bass concertos, a string quintet, a double concerto for bass and cello, and a violin concerto in 1999 composed specifically for Hilary Hahn.

In 2000, he won the Avery Fisher Prize, given once every few years to classical instrumentalists for outstanding achievement. In 2002, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Meyer's collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O'Connor on the widely acclaimed Sony Classical disc Appalachia Waltz reached the top of the U.S. pop charts for 16 weeks when it was released. Meyer collaborated again with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O'Connor on Appalachian Journey, that earned a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album.

On Meyer's self-titled 2006 Sony Classical release, he performs accompanied only by himself on a wide variety of instruments besides his usual piano and double bass, including guitar, banjo, viola da gamba, mandolin and dobro.

Meyer is Adjunct Associate Professor of Double Bass at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, as well as at the Curtis Institute. He is also an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Discography

Solo work
  • Unfolding (1986)
  • Dreams of Flight (1987)
  • Love of a Lifetime (1988)
  • Work in Progress (1990)
  • Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass (2000)
  • Meyer and Bottesini Concertos (2002)
  • Edgar Meyer (2006)
  • With Jerry Douglas and Russ Barenberg
  • Skip, Hop, and Wobble (1993)
  • With Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Jerry Douglas
  • Bourbon and Rosewater (1996)
  • With Béla Fleck and Mike Marshall
  • Uncommon Ritual (1997)
  • With Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O'Connor
  • Appalachia Waltz (1996)
  • Appalachian Journey (2000)
  • Won Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album
  • With Joshua Bell
  • Short Trip Home (1999)
  • Grammy nominated
  • With David Grisman
  • Dawg Duos (1999)
  • With Béla Fleck
  • Perpetual Motion (2001)
  • Won two Grammys
  • B Song (Live at Bonnaroo 2002)
  • Music for Two (2004)
  • With Béla Fleck and Zakir Hussain
  • The Melody of Rhythm – Triple Concerto & Music for Trio (2009)
  • With Chris Thile
  • Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile (2008)
  • Bass & Mandolin (2014)
  • With Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, Rebeca Young, and Yo-Yo Ma
  • Schubert: Quintet, Op. 114 "The Trout" (1996)
  • With Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile
  • The Goat Rodeo Sessions (2011)
  • Won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album and the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
  • With Hilary Hahn
  • Violin Concerto - with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (2000)
  • References

    Edgar Meyer Wikipedia


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