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The Tale of the Twelve-Foot Man

Label: Creative Nation Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Gauchais Reaction; The Twelve-Foot Man (Part 1); The Twelve-Foot Man (Part 2); The Epitaph.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dylan Jack Quartet: The Tale of the Twelve-Foot Man

Read "The Tale of the Twelve-Foot Man" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Drummer Dylan Jack has long been a fixture on the Boston jazz scene and, with assorted partnerships including fellow Bostonians Charlie Kohlhase, Jeb Bishop and Bill Lowe, he has kept very busy. But, of late, his most fruitful collaboration may be his recordings with guitarist Eric Hofbauer. The two released the first-rate Remains of Echoes in ...

Remains of Echoes

Label: Creative Nation Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Walking on the Moon; Klactoveedsedstene; Mopti; African Flower; Up from the Skies; Word from Bird; Let’s Call This; Fables of Faubus; These Days; Nardis.

Book Of Water

Label: Creative Nation Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Water Understands Civilization Well; It Wets, It Chills; It Is Not Disconcerted; Well Used, Adorning Joy; Ill Used, Will Elegantly Destroy.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack: Remains of Echoes

Read "Remains of Echoes" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Always attuned to unusual choices that keep his listeners guessing, guitarist Eric Hofbauer knows no bounds when it comes to his repertoire. One is as likely to hear a Cyndi Lauper or Nirvana cover as something by Thelonious Monk or Charlie Parker. And his stylistic approach on the guitar is similarly idiosyncratic, with a gutbucket blues ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Hofbauer: Book Of Water

Read "Book Of Water" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Boston based guitarist and rising star Eric Hofbauer obviously isn't afraid of challenges. But then again, no musician/artist should be if they wish to leave a mark. The compositional intent at first come across rather lofty: a five part, multi-ensemble project interpreting wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, namely the five pillars of Chinese philosophy understood ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric Hofbauer's Five Agents: Book Of Water

Read "Book Of Water" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This CD marks the beginning of an ambitious project for guitarist Eric Hofbauer, five connected recordings based on the Chinese philosophical construct of the Five Agents, wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each of these recordings is to have a different instrumental lineup, but for this first one, Book Of Water, he uses an explosive jazz ...

Cull the Heard

Label: Creative Nation Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: B'Mwah; Chinook; The Shambles; Eponymous; Crash Course; Follow Her, Barefooted; Plain Sight; Provocateur.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pocket Aces: Cull the Heard

Read "Cull the Heard" reviewed by Samuel Stroup

Pocket Aces have made all the right moves in gearing up for their first album. The three improvisers are comfortable with each other, having spent time playing together, unearthing their sound. Cull the Heard finds the leaderless trio composing as they improvise, curating an album full of focussed and engaging songs. The Boston trio omits any ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dylan Jack: Diagrams

Read "Diagrams" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Il giovane batterista Dylan Jack, nativo del Massachusetts, ci presenta in questo album il suo quartetto e non si può dire che l'incontro non sia interessante: le geometrie del gruppo sono nette, chiare, il suo eloquio, e lo stesso equilibrio fra i vari strumenti, altrettanto, peraltro in un contesto che sa prendersi i suoi rischi, senza ...


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