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Ryan Slatko: First Impressions

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Pianist Ryan Slatko opens his debut disc, First Impressions, with a drum rumble that kicks into some two-sax harmony moving ahead on a slick momentum. It catches the ear with its concise polish. The tune: The Slako-penned “Green Ceiling." When Slatko slips into his solo--full of vitality and crisp new ideas--the flag goes up: an exciting newcomer announces his arrival. That opening burns the barn down; it features solo room all around inside an unrelenting rhythm--nods tho bassist ...

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Take Five With...

Take Five with Ryan Slatko

Read "Take Five with Ryan Slatko" reviewed by Ryan Slatko


About Ryan Slatko Ryan Slatko's musical journey began with his father who played guitar and introduced him to jazz/fusion artists like Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and Weather Report; and to progressive rock greats such as Genesis, Kansas, Rush, Yes, and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Slatko took up drums at 11 years old, also taking an interest in piano at 13 and eventually switching focus entirely to the latter. Slatko earned his bachelor's degree at the University ...


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