Oz Noy: Steroids




Oz Noy (guitar)


Oz Live (Magantude 2310)

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Oz Noy (guitar),

James Genus or Reggie Washington (bass), Keith Carlock (drums)


Composed by Oz Noy


Recorded: live at The Bitter End, New York, May-June 2002


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

New York session guitarist Oz Noy leads a fusion trio every Monday evening at the famed Village nightclub The Bitter End. As evidenced by Oz Live, a live album recorded over the course of four nights in 2002, Noy has used his extended residency to create, develop and record much of his solo material in recent years. A "who's who" of New York session musicians has graced the stage with Noy, including the David Letterman rhythm section of Will Lee (bass) and Anton Fig (drums), drummers Adam Nussbaum and Shawn Pelton, and bassists Chris Tarry and James Genus. Highlights from this high-energy, electric fusion track include Noy's impressive agility and intricate post-bop thoughts amidst a some-other-colored haze of guitar effects. Keith Carlock, Steely Dan's current drummer of choice, took the New York drumming scene by storm in the early 2000s, displaying his dizzying yet musically logical four-limb-independence with Noy and Wayne Krantz. His now-signature syncopated solo grooves are on full display during the trading section immediately following the guitar solo.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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