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Ryan McGuire

Born: 1979    Primary Instrument: Bass

Ryan McGuire

Bassist and composer Ryan McGuire has performed with Luther Gray, Dave Gross, Tatsuya Nakatani, Greg Kelley, Kayo Dot, Ricardo Donoso, Kevin Frenette, Raqib Hassan and the Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra, Forbes Graham and others, and has toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe extensively.

Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, McGuire studied Performance at UMass Lowell and composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has played on recordings released by Tzadik, Hydrahead, Robotic Empire, Eh!/Public Eyesore, Sound Devastation, Semata, Fun with Asbestos, and Holy Roar Records...
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”Aggressive and intellectual, McGuire hits hard. But emotion and the most serious intent are at the heart of what he does, which can be scary at first, but soon opens up doors to the imagination, where all theory falls away, or renews itself to offer another adventure.”

--Gordon Marshall, All About Jazz

Ehnahre, Alpha/Omega (Fun with Asbestos, 2010)
Ehnahre, Pipeline Live (Semata, 2009)
The Epicureans, A Riddle Within a Conundrum Within a Game (Eh?/Public Eyesore, 2008)
Ehnahre, The Man Closing Up (Sound Devastation, 2008)
The Epicureans, s/t (Semata, 2008)
Calliope Quartet, Musike Techne (Self-produced, 2008)
Kayo Dot, Bloody Panda Split (Holy Roar Records, 2006)
Ryan McGuire, Scented Leaves From a Chinese Jar (Self- produced, 2006) Daughters, Hell Songs (Hydrahead, 2006)
Kayo Dot, Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue (Robotic Empire, 2006)
Toby Driver, In the L.L.L...Library Loft (Tzadik, 2005)

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