Jazz Artist Bob Holz
MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Oct. 16, 2020 - PRLog -- Jazz fusion artist Bob Holz is back with a power house live album featuring a star studded lineup of high profile players. The title is Bob Holz Live In New York and L.A. and will be released on MVD Audio in early 2021. This album matches up top flight instrumental and vocal performances as Bob Holz covers some of the great jazz classics combined with his own original compositions. Bob Holz has established himself as a world class drummer and composer and now he unleashes the energy of his live performances on this incredible album. The players include drummer Bob Holz, saxophonist Brandon Fields, guitarists Chet Catallo and Mike Miller, bassists Ralphe Armstrong and Ric Fierabracci, keyboardist Billy Steinway, singer Ronnie Leigh, percussionists Joey De Leon Jr. and John Heard and keyboardist Tom Witkowski. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Holz has previously released four solo albums. Holz has also toured extensively as a band leader with Bob Holz and A Vision Forward and The Bob Holz Band.The album was recorded and mixed by multi platinum sound engineer Dennis Moody.
Bob Holz is signed to MVD Audio (a division of MVD Entertainment Group), managed by Eric Cohen of EC Music Agency and produced by Rob Stathis. In the past Bob Holz has worked extensively with Larry Coryell, Darryl Jones, Mike Stern, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Chet Catallo, Dean Brown, Ric Fierabracci, Brandon Fields, Ada Rovatti, Billy Steinway, Steve Weingart, Jamie Glaser and Ralphe Armstrong. Bob Holz endorses Paiste cymbals and Canopus Drums.
" 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!"
" Bob Holz played his heart out on our album! It was a pleasure to be involved in such a wonderfully musical project".
" Great players and excellent compositions make for a winning combination on Bob's new album Visions: Coast To Coast Connection."
LOS ANGELES - April 16, 2020 - PRLog -- Jazz Fusion legend Bob Holz will release his sixth album for MVD Audio in late 2021. The record is titled "Holz-Stathis Collaborative". Joining Bob Holz is Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones. Both Bob Holz and Darryl Jones have played with the late jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell. Bob Holz wrapped up a busy 2019 which included featured concerts at The Whiskey A Go Go and Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA.
Bassist Darryl Jones joined Bob Holz in the recording studio fresh off the No Filter tour with The Rolling Stones. Darryl Jones has played bass for the Rolling Stones since 1993. He has also worked with Miles Davis and Sting.
The album features ten new original tunes penned by Holz, Billy Steinway and Dean Brown. The album is being recorded and mixed by multi platinum sound engineer Dennis Moody. Other musicians on the album include guitarist Dean Brown, trumpet legend Randy Brecker, saxophonist Brandon Fields, Blood, Sweat and Tears bassist Ric Fierabracci, pianist Billy Steinway, percussionist Alex Acuna, Ben Shepherd, Ada Rovatti and Diana Moreira. Internationally renowned jazz drummer and composer Bob Holz is signed to MVD Audio (a division of MVD Entertainment Group), managed by Eric Cohen of EC Music Agency and produced by Rob Stathis. In the past Bob Holz has worked extensively with Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Stanley Clarke and Randy Brecker. Bob Holz endorses Paiste cymbals and Canopus Drums.
"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.