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Snapdragon

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The New Album

Snapdragon (2020)

Constantly seeking untapped musical terrain, New York-based guitarist and composer Oz Noy steps onto fertile ground with his new album, Snapdragon. The collection will be available on all digital platforms and through his label Abstract Logix, pre-order link here. Today , Modern Drummer shared the first single from Snapdragon, Looni Tooni. The entire project showcases some incredible drummers, Looni Tooni features Dennis Chambers who said, “Playing with Mr. Oz Noy was very refreshing, because he is always reaching for new ideas.”

The spry rhythmic wallop that characterized his previous album, the backbeat-driven Booga Looga Loo, remains in full force — only now welded to an open, bop-inflected chromaticism fostering a more dynamic, searching improvisational energy. Intricately winding unison melody lines spiral out across fatback rhythmscapes, expertly realized by an impressive cast of soloists and supporting musicians. Among those stoking the fires of the rhythm section are Dennis Chambers, Will Lee, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, James Genus, and John Patitiucci, while Noy trades improvised solos and notated melodies with saxophonist Chris Potter, keyboardists David Kikoski and Jason Lindner, trumpeter John Sneider, guitarist Adam Rogers, and Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso Wallace Rooney, in what is likely his final recording before succumbing to complications of the Coronavirus this spring. Rooney’s trumpet subtly blues-tinged solo glides over the nimble rhythmic modulations of “Outer Look.”

Noy’s signature vision, as both a player and composer, is the beating heart of Snapdragon. The themes include six original compositions, alongside a surprising, evocative reading of the Zombies’ “She’s Not There” and two Thelonious Monk pieces. Throughout, Noy’s playing is alternately tender and treacherous, moving from open-hearted, nearly vocal melodic statements to the sort of ferociously off-kilter, explosive soloing that has made him a favorite amongst connoisseurs of guitarists and improvised music at large. In Noy’s universe, odd intervallic leaps, unresolved dissonances, and radiating slabs of electric distortion are heightened and enlivened by nimble funk. The resulting sound is simultaneously accessible and refreshing — an entirely modern refraction of the glorious tradition of greasy organ combos and gritty two-horn soul-jazz.

Snapdragon

Release Date: March 2019
Label: Abstract Logix
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Booga Looga Loo

Release Date: March 2019
Label: Abstract Logix
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Ozone Squeeze
Release Date: Sept, 2017
Label: Abstract Logix
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Who Gives A Funk

Release Date: April, 2016
Label: Abstract Logix
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Asian Twistz

Release Date: March 17, 2015
Label: Abstract Logix
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Twisted Blues Vol.2

Release Date: May 20, 2014
Label: Abstract Logix
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Twisted Blues Vol. 1

Release Date: November 15, 2011
Label: Abstract Logix
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Schizophrenic

Release Date: September 22, 2009
Label: Magnatude / Magna Carta
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Fuzzy

Release Date: September 11, 2007
Label: Magnatude / Magna Carta
Produced by: Oz Noy

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HA!

Release Date: April 26, 2005
Label: Magnatude / Magna Carta
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Oz LIVE

Label: Planula (2002) / Magnatude (2006)
Produced by: Oz Noy

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Looni Tooni // Oz Playlist
  1. Looni Tooni // Oz Playlist
  2. Chocolate Souffle // Booga Looga Loo
  3. Chase the Clouds // Ozone Squeeze - Ozone Squeeze
  4. Come On (Feat. Fred Wesley) // Oz Noy - Who Gives A Funk
  5. You Dig feat Greg Leisz // Oz Noy - Twisted Blues Vol. 2
  6. Whole Tone Blues // Oz Noy - Twisted Blues Vol. 1
  7. Twice In a While // Oz Noy - Schizophrenic
  8. Cosmic Background // Oz Noy - Fuzzy
  9. Say What! // Oz Noy - HA!
  10. Hey You // Oz Noy - HA!