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Eric Hofbauer Quintet

Prehistoric Jazz is a concert program and sister recordings (volumes 1 and 2) which features Hofbauer’s jazz quintet arrangements of both Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Messiaen’s Quartet For The End Of Time. The program title was inspired by video footage of Leonard Bernstein rehearsing The Rite of Spring in 1987 where he instructs the timpanist to play his part like “prehistoric jazz.” Hofbauer’s quintet arrangements synthesize the most memorable melodic and rhythmic elements from the original scores with jazz improvisation. Stravinsky revolutionized the music world in 1913 with his use of extreme dissonance and shocking rhythmic energy


Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Prehistoric Jazz – Volumes 1 & 2

Read "Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Prehistoric Jazz – Volumes 1 & 2" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

With sure workmanship and untamed inquisitiveness, Boston-based guitarist Eric Hofbauer is no stranger to confronting unusual yet stimulating music. Examples include 2008's uncharacteristic guitar duo The Lady of Khartoum with Garrison Fewell or the striking American solo series--American Vanity (2004), American Fear (2010) and American Grace (2013)--which crossed distinctive terrains of improvisation and covers of iconic ...


Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Prehistoric Jazz – Volumes 1 & 2

Read "Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Prehistoric Jazz – Volumes 1 & 2" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

L'emergente chitarrista bostoniano Eric Hofbauer, docente di strumento, composizione e storia del jazz all'Emerson College & University del Rhode Island, un palmares di collaborazioni che spazia da Han Bennink a John Tchicai, Garrison Fewell e Cecil McBee, Steve Swell e Matt Wilson, ha inciso nell'aprile 2014 questi due album, dedicati rispettivamente al Sacre du printemps di ...


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