Edgar Meyer

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Edgar Meyer
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Prominent contemporary bassist and composer. His styles include Classical, Bluegrass, Newgrass, and Jazz (born November 24, 1960).

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, Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Sam Bush, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall, Mark O'Connor, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the trio Nickel Creek.

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 tried a hand at performing 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 United States 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.
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Edgar Meyer Discography Tracks

Albums

Edgar Meyer - Unfolding album art Edgar Meyer Unfolding (Album) MCA Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Dreams Of Flight album art Edgar Meyer Dreams Of Flight (Album) MCA Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Love Of A Lifetime album art Edgar Meyer Love Of A Lifetime (Album) MCA Records US 1988 Sell This Version
MCAD-10015 Edgar Meyer - Work In Progress album art Edgar Meyer Work In Progress(CD, Album) MCA Records MCAD-10015 US 1990 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Skip, Hop & Wobble album art Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer - Skip, Hop & Wobble (Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) US 1993 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Bourbon & Rosewater album art Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer - Bourbon & Rosewater (Album) Water Lily Acoustics US 1995 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Appalachia Waltz album art Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor - Appalachia Waltz (Album) Sony Classical Canada 1996 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Quintet Op. 114 "The Trout"/"Die Forelle"/"La Truite" album art Schubert*, Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, Rebecca Young, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Barbara Bonney Schubert*, Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, Rebecca Young, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Barbara Bonney - Quintet Op. 114 "The Trout"/"Die Forelle"/"La Truite" (Album) Sony Classical Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Uncommon Ritual album art Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall (2) Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall (2) - Uncommon Ritual (Album) Sony Classical US 1997 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Quintet / String Quartet No. 4 album art Edgar Meyer, Emerson String Quartet - Meyer* / Rorem* Edgar Meyer, Emerson String Quartet - Meyer* / Rorem* - Quintet / String Quartet No. 4 Deutsche Grammophon 1998 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Short Trip Home album art Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer With Sam Bush & Mike Marshall (2) Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer With Sam Bush & Mike Marshall (2) - Short Trip Home (Album) Sony Classical US 1999 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Listen To The StoryTeller: A Trio Of Musical Tales From Around The World album art Wynton Marsalis, Edgar Meyer, Patrick Doyle Wynton Marsalis, Edgar Meyer, Patrick Doyle - Listen To The StoryTeller: A Trio Of Musical Tales From Around The World (Album) Sony Classical US 1999 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed On Double Bass album art Bach*, Edgar Meyer Bach*, Edgar Meyer - Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed On Double Bass (Album) Sony Classical USA & Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Appalachian Journey album art Yo-Yo MaEdgar MeyerMark O'Connor Yo-Yo MaEdgar MeyerMark O'Connor - Appalachian Journey (Album) Sony Classical US 1999 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Barber & Meyer Violin Concertos album art Barber* / Meyer* - Hilary Hahn, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff Barber* / Meyer* - Hilary Hahn, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff - Barber & Meyer Violin Concertos (Album) Sony Classical Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Meyer - Bottesini: Concertos album art Edgar Meyer with Joshua Bell & Yo-Yo Ma, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff Edgar Meyer with Joshua Bell & Yo-Yo Ma, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff - Meyer - Bottesini: Concertos (Album) Sony Classical Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Music For Two album art Béla Fleck & Edgar Meyer Béla Fleck & Edgar Meyer - Music For Two (Album) Sony Classical US 2004 Sell This Version
82796-96505-2 Edgar Meyer - Edgar Meyer album art Edgar Meyer Edgar Meyer(CD, Album) Sony Classical 82796-96505-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile album art Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile - Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile (Album) Nonesuch Records US 2008 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - The Melody Of Rhythm — Triple Concerto & Music For Trio album art Béla Fleck / Zakir Hussain / Edgar Meyer / Detroit Symphony Orchestra Béla Fleck / Zakir Hussain / Edgar Meyer / Detroit Symphony Orchestra - The Melody Of Rhythm — Triple Concerto & Music For Trio (Album) E1 Entertainment Europe 2009 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - The Goat Rodeo Sessions album art Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile - The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Album) Sony Classical US 2011 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Bass & Mandolin album art Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer - Bass & Mandolin (Album) Nonesuch US 2014 Sell This Version
Edgar Meyer - Bach Trios album art Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer - Bach Trios (Album) Nonesuch Europe 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Edgar Meyer - Red (2013 CMA Awards Performance) album art Taylor Swift Feat. Alison Krauss, Edgar Meyer, Eric Darken, Sam Bush & Vince Gill Taylor Swift Feat. Alison Krauss, Edgar Meyer, Eric Darken, Sam Bush & Vince Gill - Red (2013 CMA Awards Performance)(File, AAC, Single, 256) Big Machine Records none USA & Canada 2013

Compilations

Edgar Meyer - Heartland (An Appalachian Anthology) album art Joshua BellSam BushBéla FleckYo-Yo MaMike Marshall (2)Edgar MeyerMark O'Connor With Special Guests James Taylor (2) & Alison Krauss Joshua BellSam BushBéla FleckYo-Yo MaMike Marshall (2)Edgar MeyerMark O'Connor With Special Guests James Taylor (2) & Alison Krauss - Heartland (An Appalachian Anthology) (Comp) Sony Classical Canada 2001 Sell This Version