It’s not that bassist Edgar Meyer breaks down boundaries between musical genres. It’s more like he just doesn’t even know that those boundaries exist.
He’s recorded with Yo-Yo Ma, Garth Brooks, Wynton Marsalis, Elton John, Steve Earle, Joshua Bell, the New Grass Revival and James Taylor. To name just a few.
Last year, Meyer released an album of duets with mandolin phenom Chris Thile. This year, he worked with Bela Fleck and Zakir Hussain to compose and perform “The Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto & Music for Trio,” which they recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Meyer, Fleck and Hussain (minus the Detroit Symphony) are making a tourstop at The Egg in Albany on Saturday night, and recently Meyer took some time out to chat with Nippertown.com about making music: