Bassists Will Lee (The Late Show with David Letterman) and Roscoe Beck (Leonard Cohen, Robben Ford, The Dixie Chicks, Eric Johnson) provide the low end for singular guitarist/composer Oz Noy on his sixth album, Twisted Blues: Volume 2. The album is a follow-up to the 2011 release of Volume 1, also featuring Lee and Beck.
An Israeli native who has called the U.S. home since 1996, Noy says his work isn’t as complicated as some may think, and believes an understanding of the blues is key to sounding good. He says the improvisation in his work “is always on straight R&B or blues grooves. To me, blues and bebop are the glue to good music.”
Twisted Blues not only features the two star bassists, but guitarists Johnson and Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band), legendary New Orleans songwriter and musician Allen Toussaint, and another jazz legend, Chick Corea, on piano.
Check out the track “You Dig” from the album:
Twisted Blues Vol. 2 Track List:
- You Dig (feat. Greg Leisz)
- Rhumba Tumba (feat. Chick Corea)
- Let Your Love Come Down (feat. Gregroire Maret)
- Come Dance with Me
- Ej’s Blues (feat. Eric Johnson)
- Get Down
- Blue Ball Blues (feat. Warren Haynes)
- Just Groove Me (feat. Dave Weckl)
- Slow Grease (feat. Allen Toussaint)
- Freedom Jazz Dance (feat. John Medeski)