KIND OF BLUE
Bass Player|March 2021
Fusion artist extraordinaire and sometime Pat Metheny alumnus Mark Egan brings us up to date with his new album, Electric Blue, recorded with his long-time drummer colleague Danny Gottlieb
How has the pandemic treated you, Mark?

Fortunately, I’ve remained healthy. The current situation is similar to the way I live anyway—as an artist, I’m always in my studio, practicing, recording, or writing. The difference is that I’m not traveling, and I miss playing with my friends. I lost a whole year’s worth of work.

Tell us about the new album, Electric Blue.

Danny Gottlieb and I have always done duo concerts in the north-east of the USA, and when we toured with the band Elements we often did a duo piece within the set. We always had this rapport, and we always wanted to record what we did, so in summer 2019 we went into my studio in Connecticut and recorded the basic tracks. After that we added more tracks, right up until the virus hit, and the album came out in the fall of 2020.

You and Danny must have a practically telepathic relationship by now.

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