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Adam Holzman Band

Adam Holzman Band - Manifesto - 1995 - Lipstick

Adam is simply one of the most innovative musicians alive. He is a perennial poll-winner in the Fusion category for Pulse! magazine'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" have praised Adam's live shows. "Manifesto" is great funk fusion with the always impressive and amazingly talented Adam Holzman on keys. Other artists playing include guitarist Mitch Stein (from The Steve Kimock Band & The Hermanators), Aaron Heick on sax, Freddy Cash Jr. on bass, Jane Getter on Wah Wah guitar, and Ju Ju House on percussion. Adam's motto is "Optimistic music in the age of fear." "Manifesto " is great music in the age of musical mediocrity, and HR by A.O.O.F.C. A reviewer on Amazon.com stated that "Adam holzman has formed an excellent band in the spirit of the early jazz/rock pioneers. Strong writing, killer grooves and ethereal keyboard soundscapes all combine to make a fairly effective jazz/rock document for the late 90s. Check out the track "Jumpin' Jupiter". Buy Adam Holzman & Brave New World's "Spork" album. Search this blog for more Adam Holzman releases


1 Dino - Holzman, Campbell
2 Captain Wax - Holzman, Stein, House
3 Bully 4 U - Holzman
4 Jumpin' Jupiter - Holzman
5 Wake Up Call - Holzman
6 The Fear - Holzman, Cash
7 Come Trip With Me - Holzman, Cash, House
8 Janeway - Holzman, Heick
9 Arrival - Holzman
10 Trench Coat - Holzman, Campbell
11 Airplane Window - Holzman
12 The Grim Reaper - Holzman, House
13 The Age Of Fear - Holzman
14 Brave New World - Holzman


Mitch Stein - Guitar, Vocals
Michael "Dino" Campbell - Guitar
Jane Getter - Wah Wah Guitar
Freddie Cash Jr., Scott Ambush - Bass
Adam Holzman - Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Fender Rhodes, Drum Programming
Aaron Heick - Alto & Soprano Saxophone
Ju Ju House - Percussion, Conga, Drums, Drum Loop, Voices
Miles Davis - Voice (Sample): Peter Gabriel - (Voice "Passion" sample)
The L.D.A. Crew - Background Vocals


Jazz keyboardist Adam Holzman (b. February 15, 1958, in New York, NY) has had an interesting career trajectory. The son of Jac Holzman, the president of Elektra Records during its late-'60s heyday, Holzman learned keyboards at an early age, picking up the instrument when he was in the third grade. Since he was in the inner circle of Elektra, he was not only exposed to many of the era's trailblazers, but he was also able to see how they worked. He hung out at Doors rehearsals, met Love, and saw the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in their prime. Like many musicians of his era, he was also heavily influenced by the Beatles. He found himself attracted to the music of Butterfield and the Fab Four, which led him to explore a number of different artists from Leon Russell to Joe Cocker, eventually leading to keyboard-dominated prog-rockers Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Yes. Holzman's infatuation with prog-rock turned out to be the doorway to his passion for jazz-fusion and synthesizers. In a matter of time, ELP gave way to Chick Corea's groundbreaking Return to Forever and Herbie Hancock's innovative early-'70s work. By the early '80s, he was working at Goodman's Music, a respected instrument store in Los Angeles. At Goodman's, he became an expert in MIDI technology and synth programming, which led to regular studio gigs. Soon, he had attracted the attention of Miles Davis, who was interested in MIDI. He joined Davis' band in 1985. Holzman stayed with the legendary musician for four years, spending his final year -- from 1988 to 1989 -- as the musical director for the entire band. Following his tenure with Davis, he toured and recorded with a variety of artists, including Chaka Khan, Michel Petrucciani, Wayne Shorter, Kolvynator and Kenny Garrett. In the spring of 1997, he joined Grover Washington Jr.'s band. By the late '90s, he was also playing with FM Tribe and Francis M'Bappe in New York City. In addition to his role as a sideman, Holzman pursued many of his own projects. He led the Los Angeles-based jazz-rock group the Fents with guitarist Ted Hall; they released The Other Side on Passport Jazz in 1987. He also formed the prog-influenced Mona Lisa Overdrive, who released an eponymous album in 1993. In the '90s, he released several solo albums -- In a Loud Way (1991), Overdrive (1994) and Big Picture (1997) -- before forming the New York-based, funk-inflected group Brave New World, who were a recording entity in their own right, releasing Worldwind in the fall of 1998. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine © 2011 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/adam-holzman-p45164/biography


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