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Oz Noy’s style combines appealing grooves and harmonic complexity. This new release sees Oz continue his love of old-skool R&B, as four of the 10 tracks are classic covers with appealing tweaks; Little Wing (Eric Johnson style with great vocals by Living Color’s Corey Glover), I Got You (infectious melody), A Change Is Gonna Come (tasty blues licks with slide) and Five Spot Blues (uptempo stomp with killer solo by Joe Bonamassa). Oz’s own instrumentals brim with appeal; Come On is a fat, Prince-like groover with crisp chops while Ice Man resonates with bluesy guitar and horn section call-and-response banter, evoking Albert Collins’ funky 70s output (Robben Ford’s guest solo is right on it). There’s a strong Meters vibe throughout, no more so than in Damn, This Groove that ripples with rasping organ and thick horns. If you like groove with your fusion chops, Oz is your man!