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by Jakob Baekgaard
Sometimes, the best way to renew tradition is to go back to it, which is exactly what Oren Neiman has done on Frolic and Detour, an album that finds the guitarist digging deep into his Israeli roots while still remaining true to the instrumental voice he established on First Of All (Self Published, 2007). Neiman still works with a quartet, but gone are the fluid runs of tenor saxophonist Mike Stewart and instead he has enlisted the talent of trumpeter ...read more
by AAJ Staff
Meet Oren Neiman: Born in Ramat-Gan, Israel, and raised in Toronto, Canada, and Israel, Oren grew up listening to many different kinds of music. He started playing mainly in rock bands, but soon became interested in jazz. He started studying the music, and playing in various venues around Israel.In August 2001, Oren moved to New York, where he received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and studied with John Abercrombie. After graduating, Oren continued his studies with ...read more
by Jakob Baekgaard
Discussions of who deserves the recognition of being a guitarist's guitarist" often bring up such names as Tal Farlow and Johnny Smith. They are guitar players who step naturally into the spotlight, easily grabbing the attention of the ears, technically superb and lyrically sophisticated with a clear, recognisable tone.
There's also another type of a guitarist's guitarist," whose talent lies in working behind the scenes. His (or her) talent is the ability to create an atmosphere around the ...read more