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 is a progressive rock artist best known for co-founding the award-winning band Sound of Contact with Simon Collins (son of Phil Collins). His debut solo concept album “New World”, which featured special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), Keith Emerson (ELP), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd) and many other iconic musicians from the Prog world, received much critical acclaim…
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!
Of course, members of the distinguished avant-garde sax quartet Rova and the raucous avant jazz trio Nels Cline Singers (in which nobody sings, in case you wonder) have intermingled before on a few occasions – the Ascension project being one. Still, to bring the two together (and their audiences) and to write a repertoire especially for this short-lived septet had to require some guts and determination. And it was effort well invested, since The Celestial Septet is a thrilling record, and one of Rova's most artistically successful collaborations. Recorded in 2008 on two separate occasions, the CD features five works ranging between two and 25 minutes in duration. Strangely, both the shortest and longest piece are Larry Ochs compositions.