Driven by an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical , jam band influences and Afro
Cuban and world rhythms, Downbeat—the first studio album by TIZER, a multi-cultural
band led by Boulder, CO native, keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer—throws down a high
powered collection of 12 brand-new originals on this scintillating release of fresh
instrumental music from one of today’s rising stars of the world-fusion genre.
Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years,
TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of
jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra
and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard.
Truly embodying the title and spirit of his 2007 solo album Diversify, Lao assembled a
group of veteran world-class musicians to create a dynamic rich with new melodic,
harmonic and improvisational possibilities