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Holly Hofmann: Minor Miracle

Read "Minor Miracle" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The flute is a hard sell for a small core of jazz purists who'd rather it were confined to the precincts of the local symphony orchestra. At best a change of pace, at worst a nuisance. Those who feel that way had best stop reading at this point while I sing the praises of Holly Hofmann, ...

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Holly Hofmann: Minor Miracle

Read "Minor Miracle" reviewed by Jim Santella

Oozing with genuine charm, flutist Holly Hofmann interprets mainstream jazz the way it's supposed to be. Her view of the world has been seasoned by mentors and musical partners such as Ray Brown, Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, and John Clayton.

Hofmann's father, a jazz guitarist, influenced her career choices, and her parents ensured her ...

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Holly Hofman: Minor Miracle

Read "Minor Miracle" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Well, there's nothing as sweet as paying tribute, particularly when the tribute paid turns out to be well done and sincere. And so it happens as Holly Hofmann takes the listener on a journey that touches upon the songs that have influenced her. It is an effective selection with one tune, “Tonk," coming in at the ...

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Holly Hofmann: Minor Miracle

Read "Minor Miracle" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Holly Hofmann has been recording steadily since the late 1980s and her credibility among musicians and jazz critics secured an award for her in the “Rising Star" category in the Downbeat Critics Jazz Poll as a flutist. Her latest outing is with her husband and frequent musical partner, Mike Wofford (piano), plus Peter Washington (bass) and ...

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Holly Hofmann: Minor Miracle

Read "Minor Miracle" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

I'm indebted to Holly Hofmann. I had very little interest in jazz flute until I encountered First Date (Capri Records, '03) by Flutology, a set that featured a front line trio of flutists Hofmann, Frank Wess and Ali Ryerson. The opener, the classic high octane “Be Bop," knocked me out. It seemed such an “un-flutey" number, ...