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
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.
“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