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Edgar Meyer, What Was the First Album That You Ever Bought?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Edgar Meyer (right) with Bela Fleck

Edgar Meyer (right) with Bela Fleck


“It would have been Elton John probably. Yeah, the one with ‘Candle in the Wind.’ What was that called? Right, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.’

You see, my father had an extensive collection, so the first ones that I bought were popular music. But I grew up with a wonderful classical and jazz collection, and that’s my first attachment. When I bought them for myself, the first thing that I bought was some Elton John record, I believe, when I was in the seventh or eighth grade.

I guess the point that I’m trying to make is that that was very late in my personal development because I was so involved with music from such a young age. And my father’s collection really sufficed for a long time.”

Classical and bluegrass composer-bassist Edgar Meyer teams up with banjo master Bela Fleck and tabla wizard Zakir Hussain for an innovative evening of adventurous music at The Egg in Albany on Saturday, October 3.

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