CD 2060
Jazz Rocket Science
Adam Holzman & Brave New World

Adam Holzman - piano, fender rhodes, wurlitzer, korg karma, korg wavestation, kurzweil k2000, ppg wave, minimoog & dx-7
Aaron Heick - sax
Freddy Cash Jr. - bass
Mitch Stein - guitar
Alan Burroughs - guitar
Alex Elena - drums

01 Superhero  
02 Life On Mars  
03 The Telltale Heart  
04 The Whole World Is Everywhere  
05 Firewire  
06 Level 3 Intro: Airlock  
07 Level 3 Containment Suit  
08 Maria Rain  
09 Kadiddle Hopper  
10 Kryptonite (For Herbie Hancock)  
11 Miles Runs The Voodoo Down  
 
Recorded and Mixed by Jim Caruana at Sony Music Studios, NYC.
Tracks 7, 8 and 11 recorded by Scott Young at Manhattan Center Studios, NYC.

Optimistic music in the age of fear. That's what the newest recording by
Adam Holzman & Brave New World is all about! Brave New World is a powerful
downtown, fusion band. The band comes out funky and heavy on the opener
"Superhero" and follow it up with the soulful "Life On Mars." The
introspective "The Telltale Heart", is an example of some of the band's
quieter moments followed by more fusion-funk. The members groove hard and
solo with passion.

This is grown-up fusion, with the freneticism of its 1970s pre-cursors
cooled off and a more sophisticated vocabulary brought to bear. Holzman's
generally hard-hitting, metallic, harmonically rich and thematically
ingenious brand of fusion is well-known from his previous dates as leader,
and from his tenure as Musical Director of the Miles Davis band, 1985 -
1989, into which he brought a particular and distinctive texture and
voicing.

Adam Holzman is simply one of the most innovative musicians alive. He is a
perennial poll-winner in the Fusion category for Tower Pulse!'s year-end Top
Ten listings. "Keyboard" magazine named him one of the top 10 players in the
world, "Down Beat" lauded his "killer groove" and compared him to Jan
Hammer - and even the "New York Times" and the "Washington Post" praised his live shows.

Miles Davis first hired Adam for some keyboard work for "Tutu" and then as
second keyboarder for the following live tour. While Miles Davis hired and
fired musicians at an enormous rate during these years, Adam Holzman
actually stayed for almost 5 years. "I must have done something right",
Holzman says today. "I was so nervous in the beginning - I didn't think I
would survive the first tour." He must have done a lot of things right,
since Miles later promoted him to "musical director".

After one more year Adam moved on - to work with Michel Petrucciani. During
the early 90s, Adam also worked for Chaka Khan, Robben Ford, the band
"Kelvynator" and many others. Parallel to this he also founded a steady live
band called Brave New World. It included Aaron Heick (Sax, ex-Chaka Khan
Band), Freddy Cash (Bass, formerly with "Arrested Development" and Mark
Ledford), and guitarist Mitch Stein, who performed for Tania Maria, David
Sanborn and Chaka Khan (among others).

In 1995 Adam appeared in the US with Brave New World and continued
occasionally performing with Michel Petrucciani - but also was a member of
Wayne Shorters group. From 1997-2000, Adam recorded and toured with the
late, great sax player, Grover Washington Jr., producing new Miles Davis
projects for Sony; and currently plays with the highly acclaimed Wallace
Roney Quintet.

"I do not consider my musical role to be a keeper of jazz traditions. I try
to make entertaining music today, influenced by rock, jazz-rock, funk and a
lot of other styles and ideas." Adam Holzman


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