Sep 4, 2020
I trust you have enjoyed the first two parts of my three-part conversation with bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb this week. Mark and Danny have released Electric Blue this week, their first recorded duo project, on Egan's Wavetone imprint. Check it out on CD, streaming, or high-quality vinyl to see what one of the most important rhythm sections of the electric era are up to today.
Mark and Danny came to public acclaim as members of the original Pat Metheny Group, and appeared together with Pat and the late Lyle Mays on the classic self-titled "white album" and follow-up American Garage. Much of Podcast 765 is made up of Danny and Mark riffing on their days in the PMG, with plenty of tales of early gigs and life on the road. Both of those albums were on ECM Records, and Mark talks about how working with Manfred Eicher helped create the template he still follows on his own record label releases.
Musical selections for this podcast include "Jaco" from Pat Metheny Group, and "Down the Road" from Electric Blue.