Dave Hill's "New World" is an engaging mix of Contemporary Jazz, Funk Fusion and Smooth Jazz. The follow up to his debut "Two Seasons" finds him in good company as Russell Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip of the world famous "Yellowjackets" and Will Kennedy (Yellowjackets alumni ) join him as guest artists. This CD brings Daves' blues based Jazz Influenced Guitar playing into focus against the backdrop of his beautiful and highly listenable compositions. While Russ Ferrante's instantly recognizable Piano / Electric piano style warms up his tracks, Haslip and Kennedy drive the rhythm section while pushing Dave's guitar to new levels of soulful expression. Dave's talented band is also featured on this CD with notable performances by saxophonist Andy Suzuki and Michael Bluestein on keyboards. There is not a throw away tune on this CD (co-produced by Jimmy Haslip) and you will enjoy it more with each listen.
Dave Kerzner, CEO of Sonic Reality and former writer/producer/keyboardist for the award-winning Progressive Rock band "Sound of Contact", has put together his first album as a solo artist and it's called "New World". Classic Rock & PROG meets Alternative & Cinematic Moods on NEW ALBUM feat. Steve Hackett (Genesis), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd) & more!
Two glorious Czech masterpieces are presented on this 2014 release from Alpha, performed on period instruments by the exceptional Anima Eterna Brugge, directed by Jos van Immerseel. Considering that Antonín Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World" was completed in 1893, and Leos Janácek's Sinfonietta dates from 1926, and the period instruments movement mostly has been concerned with Baroque and Classical era works, original instrumentation might strike some listeners as odd. Yet performances in the late 19th and early 20th centuries called for instruments that differ substantially in construction and tone quality from modern models, and the variety of timbres was much greater with handmade instruments than the homogenized sounds of today's mass-produced woodwinds and brass.