Edgar Meyer

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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.

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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Unfolding Edgar Meyer 1
1990 Work in Progress Edgar Meyer 1
1993 Skip, Hop & Wobble Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer 1
1996 "Trout" Quintet / "Arpeggione" Sonata Schubert; Emanuel Ax, Yo‐Yo Ma, Pamela Frank, Rebecca Young, Edgar Meyer, Barbara Bonney 2
1996 Appalachia Waltz Yo‐Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer & Mark O’Connor 1
1996 Dreams of Flight Edgar Meyer 1
1997 Uncommon Ritual Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck & Mike Marshall 1
1999 Listen to the Storyteller: A Trio of Musical Tales from Around the World Wynton Marsalis, Edgar Meyer & Patrick Doyle 1
1999 Short Trip Home Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer with Sam Bush & Mike Marshall 1
2000 Violin Concertos Barber, Meyer; Hilary Hahn, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff 5 1
2000 Appalachian Journey Yo‐Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer & Mark O’Connor 2
2000 Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass Johann Sebastian Bach; Edgar Meyer 1
2002 Meyer & Bottesini Concertos Edgar Meyer 1
2002 Concertos Edgar Meyer, Giovanni Bottesini; Joshua Bell, Yo‐Yo Ma, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff 3
2003 Meyer: Quintet / Rorem: String Quartet No. 4 Meyer, Rorem; Emerson String Quartet 1
2004 Music for Two Béla Fleck & Edgar Meyer 1
2006 Edgar Meyer Edgar Meyer 1
2007 The Best of Edgar Meyer Edgar Meyer 1
2008 Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile 1
2009 The Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto & Music for Trio Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer 1
2011 The Goat Rodeo Sessions Yo‐Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile 5 4
2014 Bass & Mandolin Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Red (2013 CMA Awards Performance) Taylor Swift feat. Alison Krauss, Edgar Meyer, Eric Darken, Sam Bush & Vince Gill 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 The Goat Rodeo Sessions (live from the House of Blues) Yo‐Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile 1

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