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!
Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection
Jeff Lynne reportedly regards this album and its follow-up, Out of the Blue, as the high points in the band's history. One might be better off opting for A New World Record over its successor, however, as a more modest-sized creation chock full of superb songs that are produced even better.
"…I've known and loved the Solti/CSO "New World" recording for years; it is now relegated to the re-gifting pile. If you are a Dvorak fan, buy this disc." ~sa-cd.net
"…There are a lot of "New World" recordings but Jansons is surely competitive with the great ones with Fischer, Kondrasjin, Harnoncourt en Kubelik. This CD is a jewel both in the freshness of the playing and in the clearness of the recording. My favorite!" ~sa-cd.net