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      Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, Jimmy Haslip in Oakland

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      February 28, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 PM

      510 Embarcadero West
      Oakland, California 94607

      Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, Jimmy Haslip

      New York guitar phenom Oz Noy is that rare artist --one who has cultivated his own distinct voice within the context of classic structures. His latest album, Booga Looga Loore awakens timeless Boogaloo meets Jazz meets R&B grooves with Noys extended, unpredictable harmonic sensibility, stinging phrasing, and deft musical economy. Helping to realize Noys concept of the boogaloo record is a cast of musicians equally versed in the backbeat and the beyond, including drummers Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckland Steve Ferrone;bassists Will Lee, John Patitucci,and James Genus; and keyboardists Jerry Zand Brian Charette. Other contributors include Kevin Hays, Seamus Blake, and Anne Drummond. On Booga Looga Loo, five taut, incisive Noy originals are joined by striking reinventions of material by the Beatles (Eight Days a Week, with Lee on vocals), the Beach Boys (an achingly delivered God Only Knows), Ray Charles (I Got a Woman), and Thelonious Monk (Bemsha Swing). The album follows Twisted Blues, Oz Noys acclaimed two-volume exploration of the limits of the blues, a searing live set recorded in Shanghai with Weckl and bassist tienne M'Bapp (Asian Twistz),a Soul Funk R&B record Who Give A Funk" and the debut of Ozone Squeeze, Noys versatile, accessible trio with drummer Darren Stanley and vocalist and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte. The release of Booga Looga Looon March 15, 2019via Abstract Logix will be followed by a U.S. tour with the legendary Dave Weckl on drums and bass phenom Jimmy Haslip.

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