LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz artist Bob Holz will release a new album, "Silverthorne" featuring Mike Stern and Randy Brecker on MVD Audio. Holz got his start playing nationally with guitar great Larry Coryell. Holz and Coryell recorded two albums together. Bob previously recorded with Mike Stern and Randy Brecker on his first album, A Vision Forward in 2015. Holz recorded with bassist Stanley Clarke on his most recent release, Visions: Coast to Coast Connection. Other musicians joining Holz on Silverthorne are bassist Ralphe Armstrong (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Alex Acuna (Weather Report), Brandon Fields (The Rippingtons), Jamie Glaser (Jean Luc Ponty), Ada Rovatti, Billy Steinway, Alex Machacek and Andrew Ford. The album features ten new originals by the Los Angeles based drummer and will be released on February 8, 2019. The release comes off a busy run for Holz which included a show in Los Angeles at Catalina Jazz Club with legendary fusion guitarist Dean Brown. Jazziz Magazine will feature a track off Silverthorne in the Winter edition due out in December. The album was recorded and mixed by Dennis Moody and produced by Rob Stathis. Silverthorne is Bob's fourth album for MVD Audio. Bob Holz is presently managed by Eric Cohen of EC Music Agency and is signed to MVD Entertainment Group. http://www.bobholzband.com
"Holz's third album as a leader transfers his personal vision into a broadly entertaining sojourn, underscored with congenial qualities and a distinct game-plan."
Glenn Astarita / All About Jazz
"We are indeed in the presence of a beautiful jazz album where the musicians reveal all their talent through a shimmering musical work and leading to move us."
Thirionet Philippe / Music In Belgium
"Bob Holz is one of the top jazz fusion drummers and composers on the scene today."
Matt Micucci /Jazziz Magazine
"The kind of pro throughout set that you can't say anything about except it's damn good, this right on set doesn't sound like a requiem, it sounds like an affirmation of life. Contemporary jazzbos will have a good time here."
Chris Spector / Midwest Record
“Drummer Holz, has surrounded himself with the crème de la crème of smooth jazz nobility including appearances by Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker and Steve Weingart.”- Dee Dee McNeil / Jazz Journalist.
“Here is a contemporary, smooth-jazz CD that incorporates rhythm and blues, rock and pop in a pleasant, easy listening way.”- Dee Dee McNeil / Jazz Journalist.
“Holz captures a strong groove with sticks flashing and time locked down, cement hard.” Dee Dee McNeil / Jazz Journalist.
“This is fusion played as it was meant to be played…… . Fusaholics, you know who you are and this is what you’ve been waiting for. Smoking hot stuff throughout.” - Chris Spector/ Jazz Critic.
“By blending the extraordinary musicianship of his band and special guests with infectious melodies and grooves, A Vision Forward brings the creative energy of Bob Holz front and center.” Bruce Pilato/ Music Journalist.
“Both Bob Holz and this album are sure to make a lasting mark in the world of popular contemporary jazz.” Bruce Pilato/ Music Journalist.
" Bob Holz is a musical visionary. He fits the mold of a wonderfully different drummer".
" Bob’s polyrhythmic style makes him one of the funkiest drummers on the international jazz scene."
" Bob's new album, Visions and Friends is a masterpiece!"