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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Oz Noy – Fuzzy

 

Oz Noy’s brand of fusion rests in unique bends, sounds, and flurries. His leanings are definitely jazz, but there are plenty of rock influences in the Israeli-born guitarist’s music. Noy’s quirkiness shows up on cuts like “Cosmic Background,” where he supplies chords and choppy rhythms that at (more…)

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Otis Taylor – Recapturing the Banjo

 

Multi-instrumentalist Taylor has never been afraid to push the blues envelope, both stylistically (ranging from Appalachian to psychedelic to explorations with jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara) and lyrically (boldly addressing social and racial issues). Even though his latest effort reaches back in time, as its title indicates, (more…)

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November 2008

 

FEATURES WARNER HODGES Ahead of His Time… Two Times The son of musicians who toured with USO bands, he grew up immersed in “cry in your beer” country. As a member of the cutting-edge “alt country” band Jason and the Scorchers, he flirted with fame and fortune. By Ward Meeker AMP-O-RAMA The Hiwatt Custom 50 […]

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