Eric Hofbauer & Tony Leva
book of fire
A five-part suite for guitar and bass where the acoustic performance is augmented by the addition of turntables, MPC1000, samplers and the intertwined recordings of literary giant James Baldwin. The result is an intense amalgam of consonance
and texture; tradition and innovation.
Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet (HRq)
swinging at the intersection of bop and freedom
Four imaginative improvisors from Boston’s eclectic jazz scene. There’s a non-hierarchal notion of the ensemble in this project, as they unabashedly swing at the intersection between the clarity and control of bop and the brash freedom of the avant-garde.