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Ryan Meagher: Lost Days

Read "Lost Days" reviewed by Don Phipps

On Lost Days, guitarist Ryan Meagher offers up ten expressive and entertaining compositions that run the gamut from blues to funk and from swing to rock. His compositions are hot and spontaneous--they break apart and fuse back together in kaleidoscopic fashion. The Portland, Oregon-based Meagher is backed by a talented group. Tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry played with both the late, great Paul Motian and Andrew Cyrille. Keyboard player George Colligan is a professor at Portland State University. Bassist ...

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Ryan Meagher: Mist. Moss. Home.

Read "Mist. Moss. Home." reviewed by Jim Olin

Mist. Moss. Home. is the newest album by inventive indie jazz guitarist/composer Ryan Meagher. Consisting of eight original tracks, it caters to both jazz fans and college progressives. It showcases his talents in producing unconventional, inspiring music, supported by a lineup of top Portland artists. “The Hipster's Folly" has a laid back vibe into it. The title could be in reference to Portland's reputation as a town of cool kids but there are no creative pretensions here. The ...


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