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Radio

Oz Noy, Richard Hallebeek, Russell Ferrante, and much more

Read "Oz Noy, Richard Hallebeek, Russell Ferrante, and much more" reviewed by Len Davis


Focus on guitar with Jeremy Green, Oz Noy, Richard Hallebeek. Playlist Jeremy Green “Big shoes" from Standing 8 (Self Produced) 00:00 Jeremy Green “The Land Of Oz" from Standing 8 (Self Produced) 06:33 Oz Noy “Bemsha Swing" from Snapdragon (Abstract Logix) 12:41 Richard Hallebeek “Moonphases" from Bumerang (Self Produced) 19:07 Terje Rypdal “What Was I Thinking" from Conspiracy (ECM) 25:36 Gabriel Bulfon “Chandra" from Exoplanets (Self Produced) 32:04 Russell Ferrante “57 Chevy" from Inflexion (Blue Canoe) 38:36 Hadrien ...

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Radio

Jazz Funk and Fusion and Progressive Rock

Read "Jazz Funk and Fusion and Progressive Rock" reviewed by Len Davis


Jazz Funk from Dean Brown and Lettuce, plus new releases from Oz Noy and Scott Jones. Playlist Dean Brown-Dennis Chambers “Breaksong" from D B 2 (BHM Productions) 00:00 Dennis Chambers “Plan B" from Outbreak (ESC Records) 07:59 Pickpocket “Bootstomp" from How 'Bout It (Self Produced) 15:57 Jeff Golub “Cold Sweat" from Do It Again (GRP) 23:58 Dave Weckl Band “Down on the corner" from Multiplicity (Stretch) 31:50 Lettuce “Blaze" from Resonate (Round Hill Records) 39:48 Scott Jones “Human ...

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Album Review

Oz Noy: Snapdragon

Read "Snapdragon" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


It's an old sentiment but it still holds that great instrumental chops, enthralling as they may be, are fairly meaningless on their own. And quite frankly, they are pretty ubiquitous these days with the internet exposure machine going full tilt. Given all that, it's quite easy for the listener to become inured with technical prowess-- especially wizardry of the fretboard. So to say Oz Noy is a fantastic guitarist just isn't enough anymore. It's fortunate then that what ...

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SoCal Jazz

Oz Noy: Fun With Fusion

Read "Oz Noy: Fun With Fusion" reviewed by Jim Worsley


From Israel to jny: New York City to the inner sanctum of our brains, Oz Noy has engaged us along his journey with his commanding depth and flavorfully diverse sound. He is most often referred to as a guitar wizard. As much as that is true, it doesn't convey the level of artistry and compositional complexities that are both the foundation and pillars of strength that have propelled Noy into the spotlight in the jazz fusion arena. His most recent ...

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Interview

Oz Noy: The Twisted Wizardry Of Oz

Read "Oz Noy: The Twisted Wizardry Of Oz" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Any blues played by Oz Noy would have to be a little twisted. Drawing on influences ranging from the classic jazz guitarists of yesteryear to the trailblazers of more recent vintage, Noy's instantly recognizable voice is also heavily influenced by blues and heavy metal guitarists. Two and a half years have passed since Twisted Blues Volume One (Abstract Logix, 2011), Noy's electrifying, knotty and visceral take on the blues featuring an all-star cast of the guitarist's regular collaborators. ...

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Album Review

Oz Noy: Twisted Blues Volume 2

Read "Twisted Blues Volume 2" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Two and a half years on from Twisted Blues Volume 1, guitar ace Oz Noy returns with another incendiary serving of jazz-inflected blues. In the intervening period Noy has hardly been idle, releasing a couple of instructional DVDs and touring regularly but his return to the recording studio with his blues bag is certainly welcome. As on Twisted Blues Vol 1, Noy surrounds himself with numerous collaborators--seventeen in total--and no two songs feature the same line-up. Though recorded two years ...

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Talking 2 Musicians

Oz Noy

Read "Oz Noy" reviewed by Alan Bryson


As a top session guitarist in his native Israel, Oz Noy was at home playing jazz, blues, funk, and rock. Since emmigrating to the United States in 1996 he has been based in New York City where he has become a regular fixture on the local jazz scene, including his standing gig at the Bitter End. He plays a Stratocaster with a tone, feel, and energy that is likely to appeal to fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, ...


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