Adam Holzman

Adam Holzman

born on 15/2/1958 in New York City, NY, United States

Adam Holzman (keyboardist)

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Adam Holzman (born 15 February 1958, New York City) is an American jazz keyboardist. He is the son of Elektra Records' founder, Jac Holzman.

Biography

In the early 1980s, Holzman founded the Fents with Ted Hall.[1] In 1985, he was hired by Miles Davis to play keyboards on the trumpeter's Tutu album, and stayed with him for four years, eventually becoming his musical director. He can be seen performing in the Davis concert video That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987. In the early 1990s, he founded the band Mona Lisa Overdrive, which subsequently changed its name to Brave New World due to copyright issues.[1]

Holzman has performed as a sideman with numerous performers and bands including: Abstract Truth, the Jason Becker Tribute, the Bob Belden Ensemble, Big Horns Bee, Bob's Book Club, Tom Browne, Miles Davis, the Miles Davis Tribute, Cesare DellAnna, Ray DeTone, Norman Dozier, Wayne Escoffery, Charles Fambrough, Anton Fig, Robben Ford, Jane Getter, Randy Hall, the Jimi Hendrix Tribute, Robin Kenyatta, Kelvynator, Chaka Khan, Steve Louw, the Teo Macero Project, Ed Maguire, the Mahavishnu Project, Ray Manzarek, Francis M'Bappe, Jason Miles, Marcus Miller, Mark Muller, Shaun Mullins, Takanori Niida, Michel Petrucciani, Kim Plainfield, Lincoln Goines, Twana Rhodes, Wallace Roney, Section 31, Sponge, Steps Ahead, Supa Group, David Taylor, Grover Washington, Jr., Lenny White, Ray Wilson, and Steven Wilson.[2] Many of these performers he has also produced, arranged and composed for.[2]

Discography

[1][2]

  • In a Loud Way (1993)
  • Overdrive (1994) (also produced)
  • Northsound new age CDs:
    • Big Cats (produced & composed)
    • Creatures of the Night (produced & composed)
    • Walking Workout (produced & composed)

Adam Holzman Band

  • Manifesto (1995) (also produced)

Adam Holzman and the Fents

  • First Offense (1982)
  • The Other Side (also produced)

Adam Holzman and Brave New World

  • The Big Picture (1997) (also produced)
  • Jazz Rocket Science (2005) (also produced)
  • Spork (2011)
  • Alive Series #1 Thick and Thin: Live in Europe '96-'97
  • Alive Series #2 Blowfield: Bielefeld, Germany 2001
  • Alive Series #3 Neon Beef Thermometer: Live in New York
  • Alive Series #4 Across the Asteroid Belt: Live in Paris 2002
  • Rebellion (also produced)

Collaborations

As sideman

  • Abstract Truth - Get Another Plan (1996)
  • Jason Becker Tribute - Warmth in the Wilderness 2 (2002)
  • Bob Belden Ensemble - Straight to Your Heart - Music of Sting (1991)
  • Bob Belden Ensemble - Puccini's Turandot (1992)
  • Bob Belden Ensemble - When Doves Cry - Music of Prince (1994) (also co-produced)
  • Bob Belden Ensemble - Shades of Blue (1996)
  • Big Horns Bee - BHB2
  • Bob's Book Club - Bob's Book Club
  • Tom Browne - R 'N' Browne (1999)
  • Miles Davis - Tutu (1986)
  • Miles Davis - Live Around the World (1996) (also produced)
  • Miles Davis - The Complete Miles at Montreux (2002) (also wrote liner notes)
  • Miles Davis - Live in Munich (2002) (also wrote liner notes)
  • Miles Davis Tribute - Endless Miles (1998) (also arranger)
  • Cesare DellAnna - My Miles
  • Ray DeTone - Strange World
  • Norman Dozier - Norman Dozier
  • Wayne Escoffery - The Only Son of One (2012)
  • Soundtrack album - The Faculty (1998)
  • Charles Fambrough - Keeper of the Spirit (1995)
  • Anton Fig - Figments (2002)
  • Jane Getter - Jane (1998) (also arranged and produced)
  • Jane Getter - See Jane Run (2005) (also co-produced)
  • Jane Getter - Three (2012) (also produced)
  • Randy Hall - Love You Like A Stranger (1988)
  • Jimi Hendrix Tribute - Live in Stuttgart
  • Robin Kenyatta - Blue Robin (also produced)
  • Steve Louw - Blues to Black
  • Teo Macero Project
  • Ed Maguire - Jasmine (1997)
  • The Mahavishnu Project - Return To The Emerald Beyond (2007)
  • Ray Manzarek - Carmina Burana (1983)
  • Francis M'Bappe - FM Tribe, Vol. 1 (2005)
  • Jason Miles - Miles To Miles: In the Spirit of Miles Davis (2005)
  • Marcus Miller and Miles Davis - Music from Siesta (1987)
  • Mark Muller - American Home Cooking
  • Shaun Mullins - The First Ten Years (1999)
  • Takanori Niida - Life In The Big City (2006)
  • Michel Petrucciani - Music (1989)
  • Michel Petrucciani - Playground (1991) (also arranger and composer)
  • Michel Petrucciani - Live (1991)
  • Michel Petrucciani - The Best of the Blue Note Years 1986-1994 (1993)
  • Michel Petrucciani - Great Sessions (2006) (also arranger and composer)
  • Kim Plainfield and Lincoln Goines - Night and Day (2001)
  • Twana Rhodes - Through The Night (2005) (and produced)
  • Wallace Roney - No Room For Argument (2000)
  • Wallace Roney - Prototype (2004) (and composer)
  • Wallace Roney - Mystikal (2005)
  • Section 31 - Time Traveller
  • Sponge - Sponge
  • Steps Ahead - Vibe (1994) (also composer and co-produced with Mike Manieri)
  • Supa Group - Rules (2005)
  • David Taylor - Red Sea (2009)
  • Grover Washington, Jr. - Soulful Strut (1996)
  • Grover Washington Jr. - Breath of Heaven: A Holiday Collection (1997)
  • Grover Washington Jr. - Prime Cuts: The Greatest Hits 1987-1999 (1999)
  • Grover Washington Jr. - Trios (2004)
  • Grover Washington Jr. - Grover Live (2010)
  • Grover Washington Jr. - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011)
  • Lenny White - Present Tense (1995) (also arranged)
  • Ray Wilson - Change (2003)
  • Steven Wilson - Get All You Deserve (2012)
  • Steven Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) (2013)

As contributing composer

  • Abstract Truth - We Had a Thing (1998)
  • Dennis Chambers - Getting Even (1992)
  • The Dreem Team - INCredible Sound of the Dreem Team (2000)

As producer

  • Holly Cole - Strawberry Fields
  • Miles Davis - The Cellar Door Sessions (2005) (with Bob Belden and co-wrote liner notes)
  • Others as detailed above

External links

  • Official website
  • All Music

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Holzman, Adam (2011). Biography. Adam Holzman Official Website. Adam Holzman. Retrieved on 2 January 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Adam Holzman - Credits. All Music database. Rovi Corporation (2013). Retrieved on 2 January 2013.
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