Spotlight: Alexander Noice

Los Angeles’ previous generation of experimental music, often built on a scene centered by reedman Vinny Golia, gave birth to Avant-guitar greats Nels Cline and G.E. Stinson. The current generation is producing a new breed of forward thinking guitarists, exemplified by Jake Vossler and Alexander Noice. Noice, like Vossler, often performs with trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom and has also worked with Golia. Unlike Vossler, Noice doesn’t come from a metal background but a jazz one. His sextet music can get equally aggressive though, as it expands from jazz into post-rock and classical modalities.

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