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ARTICLE: RADIO

Dave Holland, Louis Moholo, Ben Van Gelder, Emma Frank & Other New Releases

Read "Dave Holland, Louis Moholo, Ben Van Gelder, Emma Frank & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

After three weeks of thematic episodes, we have to get back to checking what's new and what's coming up... The piles of new and upcoming releases have been building up and we could not wait any longer. So here's to a great episode with new, upcoming and reissued gems, featuring the music of Dave Holland, Zakir ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick Releases New Album, The Officical Score For The Netflix Documentary, Knock Down The House

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick Releases New Album, The Officical Score For The Netflix Documentary, Knock Down The House

Remixed tracks feature members of Grizzly Bear, Glass Ghost, The Band's Visit, and Lou Reed's former musical director Jane Scarpantoni Guitarist Ryan Blotnick’s work has been widely praised by critics, from Nate Chinen of the NY Times, who said of his 2012 Release, Solo, Volume 1, “He's not afraid of starkness or silence, and he knows how ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ryan Blotnick: Solo, Volume I

Read "Solo, Volume I" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dopo due album a suo nome registrati con formazioni variabili (trio, quartetto, quintetto), il giovane chitarrista Ryan Blotnick (classe 1983) ha sentito il bisogno di ritrovare una dimensione più intimista, dedicandosi intensamente alla pratica del solo, allo stesso tempo ritornando nel nativo Maine dopo alcuni anni trascorsi a New York. Ne scaturisce un lavoro delicato e ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ryan Blotnick: Solo, Volume I

Read "Solo, Volume I" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Solo, Volume I finds guitarist Ryan Blotnick returning to his roots. Not only has he scaled back to his bare, musical minimum--a man and his guitar--but he's also relocated from New York City to the Amherst/Northampton area of Massachusetts, all in an attempt to get closer to the life and music he knew growing up in ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Ryan Blotnick: Everything Forgets

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Ryan Blotnick
Everything Forgets
Songlines
2009



While there are no fast rules or proven paths for developing a craft and career as an improvising musician, most players arrive at free playing and pure expression in the course of their development rather than starting their careers there. In other ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ryan Blotnick: Everything Forgets

Read "Everything Forgets" reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick has been intermittently active in New York for years now, but since the release of his debut recording as a leader, Music Needs You, his activities have taken him throughout the world, with his own groups and also with Michael Blake, Pete Robbins and Kresten Osgood.

Blotnick's second record, Everything Forgets, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ryan Blotnick: Music Needs You

Read "Music Needs You" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il giovane chitarrista americano Ryan Blotnick si presenta con questo suo primo album che lo vede fronteggiare un quintetto ben coeso che affronta con eleganza e ottimo senso dello spazio queste nove composizioni originali (una del saxofonista Pete Robbins, le altre del chitarrista) sospese fra jazz da camera ed educata modernità. La casa discografica è la canadese Songlines anche ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ryan Blotnick: Music Needs You

Read "Music Needs You" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick is on a journey of exploration on this, his first CD. All of the compositions are his originals with one exception--a ballad by alto saxophonist Pete Robbins. Blotnick is accompanied on this journey by Robbins as well as Albert Sanz (piano), Perry Wortman (bass) and Joe Smith (drums), a quintet that was assembled ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ryan Blotnick: Music Needs You

Read "Music Needs You" reviewed by Martin Gladu

As Jack Kerouac's call for a “rucksack revolution" enticed America's youth to discover themselves and the world through rallies and road trips, musicians, for their part, have found taking the road at the same time an uprooting obligation and liberating transience. After all, as the proverb goes, travels do broaden the mind.

A young globe-trotter ...