Oz Noy & Band Intertwine Jazz, Trance & Dance

Guitarist/wizard Oz Noy has joined up with drum legend Dennis Chambers and upside down lefty bass legend Jimmy Haslip to brew up a modern variety of the jazz music trio that is designed for both dance and trance.  

Eric Kaufman tweaked a beautiful mix last night (Saturday, June 4) at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville for a houseful of locals. Refashioning echoes of Scofield and Metheny and Holdsworth and Monk (“Bemsha Swing”) for Martian audiences and twisting blues threads vaguely reminiscent of Hendrix (“Crosstown Traffic”) and T-Bone Walker (“Stormy Monday”) for earthbound listeners, Oz led his trio through the entire spectrum of loud and quiet, fast and slow, intricate and plain. 

Oz Noy, Dennis Chambers & Jimmy Haslip. 📷: Hambone Sparklewell

His stereo rig (Strat/Fender/Vox amps) was driven by an inconspicuous array of delay, drive, tremolo, univibe/rotospin, fuzz, and pitch shift whammy, creating a cloud of sound controlled by his toes, veering to and fro on the wings of a prodigious rhythm section. Sitting high on his throne and never rushing or looking down, Dennis Chambers was in utter control of time, and after chugging some Red Bull, Jimmy H set his head to “bobble,” anticipating every single change and nipping at Oz’s heels. 

Snapdragon is the newish album he drew from (2020). Highly recommended.

 

OZ NOY TRIO

06/15  Keystone Corner | Baltimore MD
06/16  The Falcon | Marlboro NY
06/17  Iridium Jazz Club | New York NY
06/18  Iridium Jazz Club | New York NY
06/19  StageOne | Fairfield CT
06/21  Antone’s | Austin TX
06/22  The Velvet Note | Alpharetta GA
06/23  The Ludlow Garage | Cincinnati OH
06/24  Infinity Hall Hartford | Hartford CT
06/25  The House That Rocks (Clinic and Concert) | Indian Trail NC

 

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