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.
Eric Hofbauer & Dylan Jack
remains of echoes duo
A guitar and drum duo project at once haunted and spurred into action by the memory of musical giants, suggesting a larger story about artistry in the present
Eric Hofbauer's Five Agents
book of water
A five-part suite for jazz sextet, recorded live before a studio audience, featuring a freewheeling, improvisatory aesthetic but also rigorous compositional detail.
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.
adventurous solo guitar
“His aesthetic evokes old blues, Americana, Tin Pan Alley, bebop, and further frontiers. There’s a rule-breaking spirit but also an impeccable rigor, a foundation of sheer chops and knowledge, that put Hofbauer in the top tier of guitarists.” - David R. Adler
freely improvised yet consciously compositional
Three renowned voices in Boston’s improvised music scene, extending the jazz trio tradition where each voice balances the others through contrast, surprise and clairvoyant interaction.