Holly Hofmann
Tales of Hofmann


Holly Hofmann, flute
Bobby Shew, trumpet & flugelhorn

Bill Cunliffe, piano
Bob Magnusson, bass
Victor Lewis, drums

Track Listing

1. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise (Hammerstein/Romberg-Warner Bros.)

2. Canto de Brazil (Bill Cunliffe Music)

3. Red Snapper (Bobby Shew-Bolkes Music)

4. Afterthought (Mike Woffard-LittleMac Music)

5. Green Dolphin Street (Bernie Kaper)

6. Truer Blues–in Memory of Art Pepper (Holly Hofmann Music)

7. And Now You (Holly Hofmann Music)

8. Bone-Crusher (Bill Cunliffe Music)

9. Little Dancer (Tom Harell-Influx Music)

Total Playing Time [60:04]

February 1996

Holly Hofmann is such a talented flutist that it is remarkable that she is still not all that well-known; certainly she ranks up there with Frank Wess and Lew Tabackin among the bop-oriented players. On her set for Azica, she enlisted a particularly strong supporting cast (trumpeter Bobby Shew, pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Victor Lewis) for a set dominated by obscure but superior material.
Hofmann’s opening cadenza to one of the date’s two standards (“Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise”) gets the set off to a particular (sic) strong start all of the tracks that follow

–Scott Yanow