Author: Oscar Jordan

Oscar Jordan is a Chicago born; Los Angeles based guitar freak, guitar teacher, martial artist, actor, and shootist. As a guitarist, some have called him the missing link between Jimmy Reed and Vernon Reid. He fronts his own band, shreds without shame, and has two critically acclaimed CDs, Mister Bad Luck and Eclectic Soul.
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Albums

Album Review: Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Area 52

Rodrigo Y Gabriela take some older material and re-imagined it with the help of a thirteen piece Cuban orchestra for a wider sonic vision.

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Albums From The Milk Crate: Yellowjackets

Read Time 2 MinutesIn ancient times when music was considered a tangible possession, music lovers placed their prized vinyl albums in wooden or plastic milk crates. Guests could enter your living room, look through your albums, and find out who you are, and what you’re about. With this idea in mind, I present to you […]

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Guitar Image Galleries

Image Gallery: Fear And Loathing At NAMM 2012

Oscar went to NAMM 2012 and brought back these images and a little about his experience there. Plenty of great photos to check out!

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Artist Spotlights

Interview: Oz Noy On Mixing Blues & Jazz

Read Time 3 MinutesOz Noy Israel born Oz Noy has built a musical universe blending the influences of funk, jazz, and blues into an exquisite discography of Stratocaster coolness. He has a knack for building intricate compositions that groove, burn, and percolate. His music is brainy but always soulful. The funk is strong in his […]

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Album Review: Oz Noy Twisted Blues Volume 1

Blues music is like a city with many neighborhoods, and guitarist Oz Noy has concocted a blues record incorporating the less traditional facets of the genre, and his own artistic sensibility.

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Albums From The Milk Crate: Night Of The Living Dregs

The Dixie Dregs showed the world that there was more to fusion than Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, and Larry Coryell. They were the originators of avant-garde country music. Originally formed in 1970 with the name Dixie Grit, this Augusta, Georgia based ensemble fused southern rock with The Mahavisnu Orchestra, bluegrass, rock n’ roll, and Baroque classical styles.

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Albums From The Milk Crate: Saga – Worlds Apart

Oscar Jordan takes a look at Saga’s album – Worlds Apart, released in October of 1981.

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Albums From The Milk Crate: Disturbing The Peace

In ancient times when music was considered a tangible possession, music lovers placed their prized vinyl albums in wooden or plastic milk crates. Guests could enter your living room, look through your albums, and find out who you are, and what you’re about. With this idea in mind, I present to you a series of articles about guitar records from the past titled: Albums From The Milk Crate.

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Album Review: The Michael Williams Band – Fire Red

Michael Williams. He comes from Texas, plays gritty guitar, sings like a chain smoker, and belts the kind of blues that would make his late father, blues singer Larry “Junior Medlow” Williams proud. His second album is called Fire Red and it’s saturated with the kind of burning gut level stuff that has been missing from blues music for a long time.

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Album Review: Derek Sherinian – Oceana

Oceana is keyboard wizard Derek Sherinian’s seventh solo record and as usual it’s chock full of intense rock and fusion goodness. Guitar virtuoso guests are all over this record, and it does not disappoint.

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