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Billband

Billband

Billband


Bill Ryan has clearly found his niche - and the dream band of musicians to collaborate with. In his debut album "Blurred", his band (called "Billband," so there's no confusion) finds their groove right out of the gate, and keeps pace throughout the disc. Individually, Billband members have an astonishing list of credits, including Prince, Yo-Yo Ma, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Blue Man Group and the Steve Reich Ensemble, among others. As a collection, they take no prisoners. Read more on Last.fm
Bill Ryan has clearly found his niche - and the dream band of musicians to collaborate with. In his debut album "Blurred", his band (called "Billband," so there's no confusion) finds their groove right out of the gate, and keeps pace throughout the disc. Individually, Billband members have an astonishing list of credits, including Prince, Yo-Yo Ma, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Blue Man Group and the Steve Reich Ensemble, among others. As a collection, they take no prisoners. With a difficult-to-describe musical structure and style, Bill Ryan's tunes contain elements of familiar and attractive aural cues -- minimalistic ostinato figures, jazz, rock and, yes, even classical flavors in a tour de force that clearly projects Ryan's compositional command and artful constructions.

Performed with a sense of spontaneity and high energy, Ryan's sometimes complex (but never overly so) textures project an aura of improvisation and integration, as though all of his players were just having a great time "jamming" together. Recorded with an almost "spit-noise-on-the-back-of-the-reed" visceral presence, the sureness of Ryan's vision literally jumps out of the speakers. Billband is an experience, a band, and a sound that defies characterization. And, "Blurred" is a terrific first outing for this group. BILLBAND is: Bill Ryan, composer Todd Reynolds, violin Wayne DuMaine, trumpet Taimur Sullivan, saxophones Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet Steve Gosling, piano David Cossin, drums Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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