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Hofbauer, Eric & The Infrared Band / Level
Album:Level Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hofbauer, Eric & The Infrared Band Added:08/2011
Label:Creative Nation 

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Add Date:2011-08-14 Pull Date:2011-10-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:16 Oct9 Oct2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug
Airplays:11131222

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 14 Oct 11:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
4.Sat, 24 Sep 11:Be Sharp
Rebop
2.Fri, 07 Oct 11:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
5.Fri, 23 Sep 11:Wedge
No Cover, No Minimum - Coltrane Day
3.Wed, 28 Sep 11:Wedge
Memory Select
6.Wed, 21 Sep 11:Wedge
Memory Select

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2011-08-14 
ERIC HOFBAUER & THE INFRARED BAND: Level
Creative Nation, 2011

AVANT-GARDE – The mythology of duality and the universal search for balance is the inspiration for guitarist Eric Hofbauer in this diverse set. The music isn’t as obscure as that may sound, but it’s unusual stuff to be sure. Postbop, free improvisation, and even a little blues get tossed into the pot for a weird but vaguely appealing stew. Hofbauer’s quartet is light on its feet and keeps things hopping.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 6, 9

1. 5:58 – a nearly-straight stroll: melodies interweave over a quirky rhythm
2. 8:00 – slow, scattered: 12-tone guitar in center, band is in far-flung orbits
3. 1:35 – interlude: serene sax & bass vs. twitchy guitar & drums
4. 5:48 – sneaky groove based on a scene in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”
5. 7:26 – slow, stretched, pained bass & sax: includes a bizarro stroll section
6. 11:16 – open solo guitar into oddball riffs, quick bop, free interludes in solos
7. 0:55 – brief “structured improvisation”
8. 2:09 – a short jumble of porch blues, African rhythm, bebop and free jazz
9. 8:01 – hops calmly around the edges of jazz and free improv, wacky solos

[ Fo ] - August 2011

Track Listing
1.These Two Things 5.Murder For A Jar Of Red Rum
2.La Ligne De Chance 6.Surely Some Revelation...
3.Castor And Pollux 7.Spy Vs Spy
4.The Faction 8.Ghosts And Giants
 9.Pocket Chops