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!
On first hearing, the piano music of Peter Garland (b. 1952) creates a feeling of dislocation, then astonishment: It is so very different from the contemporary concert music we are familiar with. The composer's intent, his emotional directness is immediate - despite the unusual sound world and different sense of time that these pieces exhibit. Time itself appears to be suspended, and rhythm, melody and harmony are transformed into quite different entities in a universe parallel to our own - as accessible but not quite of it.