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Oren Neiman

"The fallacy of being lost in ornamental doodling is the risk of every jazz guitarist, but it's completely absent in Neiman's almost ascetic play. This doesn't mean that his playing is simple; far from it..." --Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz Guitarist Oren Neiman's music is both innovative and in the forefront of today's jazz styles, as well as being celebrated for his technical precision. His compositions explore a combination of Jazz sensibility with Middle Eastern rhythms and melody. Born in Ramat-Gan, Israel, and raised in Toronto, Canada, and Israel, he grew up listening to many different kinds of music, He started playing mainly in rock bands, but soon became interested in jazz

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Open Secrets: A Triumvirate of Israeli Guitarists

Read "Open Secrets: A Triumvirate of Israeli Guitarists" reviewed by Tom Greenland

Gilad Hekselman Words Unspoken LateSet Records 2009 Oren Neiman Frolic & Detour Noyman Music 2009 Yotam Silberstein Next Page Posi-Tone 2009 ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Oren Neiman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oren Neiman

All About Jazz is celebrating Oren Neiman's birthday today! JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY Oren Neiman“The fallacy of being lost in ornamental doodling is the risk of every jazz guitarist, but it\'s completely absent in Neiman\'s almost ascetic play. This doesn\'t mean that his playing is simple; far from ...

Frolic and Detour

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
Track listing: Jerusalem; D-Day; Munch's Child; How She Sleeps; Points of View; Unshines; Homeland Stupidity; Lijiang; Peradventure.

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by Michael Ricci

When The Beatles first emerged at the forefront of The British Invasion, few could have predicted the impact they'd have beyond the world of rock and pop. Early albums, and songs like “Love Me Do," “She Loves You" and “I Want to Hold Your Hand," were hardly the grist for something more. But by ...

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Oren Neiman: Frolic and Detour

Read "Frolic and Detour" reviewed 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 ...

Take Five With Oren Neiman

Read "Take Five With Oren Neiman" reviewed 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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist/Composer Oren Neiman to release "Frolic and Detour"

Guitarist/Composer Oren Neiman to release "Frolic and Detour"

Soon to be released: Oren Neiman Frolic and Detour A new album to be released beginning of April 2009 by Oren Neiman's quartet. Frolic and Detour features nine new compositions of Neiman's and continue his blending of modern jazz sensibilities and middle eastern and other various rhythms. The album also features Kenny Warren on trumpet, Doug ...

First Of All...

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: First Of All; Imperfect Circle; Miss Stress; Skylark; Crystal Clear; JKD; A Mellow Drama; August.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oren Neiman: First Of All...

Read "First Of All..." reviewed 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 ...


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