Eric Hofbauer Quintet Prehistoric Jazz Volume 1 and 2
Exciting News, CNM (Creative Nation Music) has just released the Eric Hofbauer Quintet’s debut recordings “Prehistoric Jazz Volume 1 and Volume 2″. Volume 1 features Eric's arrangement of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” and Volume 2 features his arrangement of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”. Both feature the quintet of Eric Hofbauer on guitar, Jerry Sabatini on trumpet, Todd Brunel on clarinet, Junko Fujiwara on cello and Curt Newton on drums. We recorded both CD’s on an early spring weekend in April and we are excited to have them simultaneously released on Oct. 21st on AMAZON.
This release is something of a collector’s edition. It has wonderfully insightful liner notes by the world class jazz writer and historian, David Adler. The brilliant and talented Warren Amerman (Rotary Records) did the recording, mixing and mastering (and these discs sound incredible! you really have to hear them to believe it). Benjamin Shaykin (who has designed several CNM classic releases including American Fear and American Grace) did the design. What perhaps makes this really a collector’s release is the packaging. Dan Wood (a colleague of Ben’s) did a letter press printing for the liner notes and packaging. Letter press is the OLD way of printing using presses, typesetting and inks. The packaging is locally made (Providence RI) and hand-crafted. Each one is a wonderfully textured mini work of art. It is an unique way to package such a personally meaningful project. The whole quintet is excited and honored to share this music with you all. Enjoy! and Thank you!
New Album: The Last Taxi
bass clarinetChris Rathburn
double bassRichard Poole
This current work is a collection of musical conversations. Our initial works, “Through an Open Door
” and “Mystic Nights
”, established a language, a musical dialog, between Richard Poole on vibes and myself on piano. In this effort, we have kept our “chamber jazz” voice and expanded it to include Chris Rathbun on bass and Todd Brunel on bass clarinet. Richard now plays drums in addition to vibes. Like most conversations, not everyone speaks at once and not everyone is a part of every conversation.
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Todd Brunel’s “Opal Ensemble Live at Town Hall”
Now available at Nada Brohma records and CD Baby:
Jerry Sabatini- trumpet, band leader, composer
Chris Veilleux- alto and soprano sax
John Lorentz- tenor sax
Todd Brunel- clarinet and bass clarinet
Phil Sargent- guitar
John Funkhouser- piano and Keyboards
Greg Loughman- double bass
Mike Connors- drums
*Available at CD Baby- click HERE