Grand Dragon by Ryan Cavanaugh
From the album
About the Album
Opening track to banjoist Ryan Cavanaugh's latest release, Ryan Cavanaugh & No Man's Land (Self Produced, 2010). With his regular band - bassist Kevin Knapp, keyboardist Tyson Rogers and drummer Bryon Larrance - the track also features Bill Evans, with whom Cavanaugh has recorded and toured in the saxophonist's Soulgrass band.
A logical extension of that work, "Grand Dragon" positions Cavanaugh as a significant composer, performed and bandleader; a player who combines bluegrass technique with a broader jazz vernacular and no shortage of fusion energy.
Grand Dragon; Long in the Tooth; The Ballad of Edgar Boone; Johnny Mac; Wayne's Tune.
Ryan Cavanaugh: banjo, Deering electric banjo (4); Kevin Knapp: electric bass; Tyson Rogers: piano, Fender Rhodes; Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano; Bryon Larrance: drums; Bill Evans: tenor saxophone (1, 4), soprano saxophone (2, 5); Mahlon Hoard: soprano saxophone (3), tenor saxophone (5); Chris Johnson: table (3).
- Ryan Cavanaugh & No Man's Land by John Kelman
February 7, 2011
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