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post #886 of 892
I am very inspired not just by this thread but this site.. Just being here shows me folks still go to great expense to enjoy what they love to hear and is the best motivation for a guy like me to capture and present the best I can .. Big respect biggrin.gif
post #887 of 892

Here one of the top favorites of my latest acquisitions :

 

Kenny Barron (piano), Dave Holland (double bass) : "The Art of Conversation"

Excellent sound quality and fantastic playing.

Very enjoyable, I listened to it already 3 times - which is quite rare for a new album.

 

The Art Of Conversation

post #888 of 892

Fantastic track.

post #889 of 892
I've had a hard time getting into some of the greats of traditional jazz.

But I've gotten really into some newer forms of Jazz - fusion I think it's called including The Jazz Pistols and Chad Wackerman.

But none more than Oz Noy. This is more than a gifted guitarist imo.

I think Oz Noy is that special case that has everything needed to be a great and also something extra that you may have never heard before.

His albums Schizophrenic and his 2 Twisted Blues albums are some of the coolest most interesting discoveries I've made in years.

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post #890 of 892
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Originally Posted by rfan8312 View Post

I've had a hard time getting into some of the greats of traditional jazz.

But I've gotten really into some newer forms of Jazz - fusion I think it's called including The Jazz Pistols and Chad Wackerman.

But none more than Oz Noy. This is more than a gifted guitarist imo.

I think Oz Noy is that special case that has everything needed to be a great and also something extra that you may have never heard before.

His albums Schizophrenic and his 2 Twisted Blues albums are some of the coolest most interesting discoveries I've made in years.
 

I gave a listen to some of Oz Noy's recordings and while I personally would not call his music "jazz" there is lots of "jazz" out there that sounds very similar to Oz Noy so let's just say that he is a very good musician whose music has very strong jazz leanings.

 

Here are just two examples of similar sounding electric guitar oriented jazz:

 

First some Charlie Hunter

 

And a little something from the brand new release by Gov't Mule and John Scofield

post #891 of 892
Thank you for the recco. Will check these.
post #892 of 892

A really sad day for jazz  - Boštjan Cvek, the relentless organizer/promoter of the greatest small jazz festival on the planet, Jazz Cerkno http://www.jazzcerkno.si/en/ 

is no longer with us.

 

http://www.delo.si/kultura/glasba/umrl-je-bostjan-cvek.html

 

 

He succumbed to cancer just a day before a big charity concert for him was held yesterday in our capital - called Cvek raku 

http://www.kinosiska.si/glasba/cvek-raku-****-cancer

( a play with words, "cvek" is a coloquial name for the lowest grade in school ( IIRC "D" in USA, here we have 1-5, 1 = lowest = cvek ), rak = cancer > D to cancer ). All the income from this concert will now go to his family.

 

Jazz is not my prime choice in music, yet I always tell people if they can afford a week or so every May at Cerkno (smallish town that breathes with its tiny but giant jazz festival for the week in question, with hotel/room/restaurant  discounts for those who present concert tickets... ) - they will never regret it. It is the scenery, small venues, exquisitely selected musicians, new ideas, etc, etc - that is simply without equal. Anywhere. 

 

But it will no longer be the same without Boštjan Cvek. At 51, it was way too soon to go over the rainbow. R.I.P. , great man.

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