Ryan Meagher: Atroefy

Guitarist Meagher blends his garage rock roots with a jazz sensibility on his upstart debut. Meagher is an accomplished player-composer with an uncliched, freewheeling approach to his solos, as he demonstrates on the hard-hitting “Divided Road” the grunge-laden “Downers” and the lyrical “Poetry in Motian.” Saxophonists Loren Stillman and Matt Renzi bring a refined aesthetic and improvisational flair to this inventive twist on modern jazz, which is underscored by slamming drummer Vinnie Sperrazza and electric bassist Geoff Kraly.