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[edit]

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 changed its name to Brave New World due to copyright issues.[1]

Holzman has performed as a sideman with Bob Belden, Tom Browne, Wayne Escoffery, Charles Fambrough, Anton Fig, Robben Ford, Jane Getter, Randy Hall, Ray Manzarek, Jason Miles, Marcus Miller, Michel Petrucciani, Wallace Roney, Steps Ahead, 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[edit]

As leader/co-leader[edit]

  • In a Loud Way (Manhattan, 1993)
  • Overdrive (Lipstick, 1994)
  • Manifesto (1995)
  • Big Picture (Escapade, 1997)
  • Rebellion (Big Fun Product, 2001)
  • Live 1994 (AA, 2003)
  • Neon Beef Thermometer: Live in New York (Big Fun Product, 2004
  • Jazz Rocket Science (Nagel-Heyer, 2005)
  • Spork (Big Fun Product, 2010)
  • H3 (Composers Concordance Recordings, 2012)
  • Parallel Universe: Solo Electronic Explorations (Composers Concordance Recordings, 2013)[3]

As sideman[edit]

With Bob Belden

  • 1991 Straight to My Heart: The Music of Sting
  • 1994 When the Doves Cry: The Music of Prince
  • 1996 Shades of Blue

With Miles Davis

  • 1986 Tutu
  • 1987 Music from Siesta, Miles Davis/Marcus Miller
  • 1996 Live Around the World
  • 1998 Live in France
  • 2002 The Complete Miles Davis at Montreux
  • 2005 Munich Concert
  • 2005 The Cellar Door Sessions 1970
  • 2006 The Prince of Darkness: Live in Europe
  • 2009 That's What Happened: Live in Germany, 1987
  • 2016 Live in San Juan '89

With Jane Getter

  • 1998 Jane
  • 2005 See Jane Run
  • 2012 Three Jane

With Michel Petrucciani

With Wallace Roney

  • 2000 No Room for Argument
  • 2004 Prototype
  • 2005 Mystikal

With Grover Washington

  1. 1996 Soulful Strut
  2. 1997 Breath of Heaven: A Holiday Collection
  3. 2004 Trios
  4. 2010 Grover Live

With Steven Wilson

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holzman, Adam (2011). "Biography". Adam Holzman Official Website. Adam Holzman. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Adam Holzman - Credits". All Music database. Rovi Corporation. 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Adam Holzman | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Adam Holzman | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 

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