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Meagher, Ryan / Atroefy
Album:Atroefy Collection:Jazz
Artist:Meagher, Ryan Added:Jun 2009
Label:Fresh Sound New Talent 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-08-02 Pull Date:2009-10-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 30Aug 23Aug 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 28, 2009:Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition
A Familiar Farewell
4.Aug 21, 2009:Memory Select
Divided Road
2.Aug 28, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Divided Road
5.Aug 07, 2009:Minimum Memory
Can't Complane
3.Aug 22, 2009:Music Casserole
Can't Complane

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-31 
Fresh Sound/New Talent, 2009

MODERN JAZZ / INSTRUMENTAL ROCK – Guitarist Meagher (pronounced “Marr”) brings an uncompromising indie-rock spirit to his debut recording, with catchy hooks and grooves from electric bass & drums balanced by moody, individualistic guitar solos and sweeping saxophone flights. Solid; might fit equally well in jazz or indie shows.

Ryan Meagher - guitar
Loren Stillman - alto sax
Matt Renzi - tenor sax, clarinet
Geoff Kraly - bass
Vinnie Sperrazza - drums

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 6

1. 7:33 – drum/bass drive the groove; dramatic pauses & punches; nice saxes
2. 6:31 – warm but enigmatic, cruises casually over tricky time signatures
3. 6:01 – strong indie-rock vibe: gently chugging, then a firm stomp, gets loud
4. 8:22 – slouching, moody: drags wearily, rises and slumps, then guitar burns
5. 4:26 – relaxed, warm, a bit wistful with unison horns, brightens in the middle
6. 7:01 – very much a “song,” meandering but lyrical, with prominent drums
7. 4:48 – simple stomp, almost a sing-song melody and a steady beat

[ Fo ] 07/31/09

Track Listing
1.Divided Road 4.Downers
2.A Familiar Farewell 5.Republic
3.Can't Complane 6.Poetry In Motion
 7.Re: Creation