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An album that does a brilliant job building on statements of melody. An unequivocally catchy album that is a joy to hear.
New York-based pianist Florian Hoefner, best known in his native Germany through tours with the group Subtone, brings his unique brand of modern jazz to New York City with Songs Without Words. Using many of his contemporaries in the New York jazz scene, the two-time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award presents a set of original compositions with appeal to a wide span of music fans and jazz lovers alike. Personnel: Florian Hoefner (piano), Mike Ruby (soprano & tenor sax), Sam Anning (bass), and Peter Kronreif (drums).
Cross Hill; Uncertain Times; Sometimes; Song of the Past; Distraction; Ivory; Ankunft; Behind the Sun.
Mike Ruby: tenor and soprano saxophone; Florian Hoefner: piano; Sam anning: bass; Peter Kronreif: drums.
July 16, 2012
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