Holly Hofman: Minor Miracle (2004)
Hofmann goes on a tangent, giving Billy Strayhorn's "Johnny Come Lately" a Latin twist. It works, the bend in the rhythm enunciated by Mike Wofford on the piano and then navigated by Lewis and Washington before Hofmann sails in delectably. She cuts deep enough into the stream, stirring up strong eddies that swirl and spread in undulating waves. Wofford adds the final harmonic sweep with an array of lucent ideas. There is a wistful air to "Everything I Love," and while Hofmann lends it that presence, it is Wofford who brings in the resonance with romantically turned harmonic insight.
At the end of it all, this Minor Miracle casts a nice, gentle spell.
Track Listing: Everything I Love; CRS-Craft; Minor Miracle; Samba do Avi?o; Tonk; Johnny Come Lately; Minha; Will You Still Be Mine
Personnel: Holly Hofmann--flute; Mike Wofford--piano; Peter Washington--bass; Victor Lewis--drums