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Roger Noyes

Roger Noyes is a cross-genre guitarist whose playing is rooted primarily in blues-oriented forms. He currently writes and performs with the Arch Stanton Quartet, whose music finds influence in post-bop jazz, but he also performs with groups specializing in other genres, from straight-ahead jazz to barroom/roots rock. His instrumental writing and playing, in particular, are inspired by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, John Scofield, Nels Cline, Grant Green, Neil Young and Danny Gatton: musicians who are genre-bending, take an “unusual” approach to harmony, and/or have a strong blues-soul sensibility

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”If guitarist Roger Noyes played in the Wes Montgomery/Pat Martino mode, he could pick up the role, but that’s not Noyes’ style: Even though his solo conforms to the Montgomery form, Noyes’ sound has a pack of Rottweilers living inside it, with sharp teeth and Rebar-strength muscle.” (J Hunter Review of Arch Stanton Quartet's Along For the Ride on

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Along For The Ride
Along For The Ride
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