What happens musically with an unconventional yet a stellar meeting of the minds with the super talented Australian singer and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Knower, Thirsty Merc), New York’s very own electric Jazz-Blues plectorist Oz Noy and Atlanta based drummer Darren Stanley (Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring) ? Its called “Ozone Squeeze” and is one of music’s hottest new bands today. This project encompasses all the jazz, blues, rock and pop background that these guys brings to the table. Oz Noy, probably the most well known among them all, having made an profound presence in the world of guitar, jazz and blues who has toured or recorded with Eric Johnson, Warren Haynes, John Medeski, Dave Weckl, Keith Carlock, Will Lee, Fred Wesley, Randy Brecker and so many others.
On this outing Oz Noy takes a different musical approach based around great songs and compositions, as well as the singing of Rai Thistlethwayte, while Darren holds it all together with equal parts grace and funk. Ozone Squeeze is vocal-driven rock for the 21st Century while still being sophisticated and gutsy enough for the jazzers and funkateers..
Format: CD Cat No.: ABLX 057 Barcode: 700261457017
Oz Noy (Guitar), Rai Thistlethwayte (Keyboards / Vocals) and Darren Stanley (Drums).
01. Come Together 02. Chase The Clouds 03. Supernatural Man 04. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) 05. Skylark 06. Ebony Eyes 07. Waiting In Vain 08. You Gotta Go
Ozone Squeeze is not designed as a one-off studio session. Rather, the band intends to continue to discover their shared future through live performances and further recordings.
"I call this band my Pop Jam-band. The idea was to get great songs, whether is original Rai songs or covers and put the Ozone Squeeze sound on it and able to open them up to improvisation and some sections." - Oz Noy