Alex Hoffman [|] DARK LIGHTS -(MP3)- (Smalls Records, 2011) -|- Album Review
Tenor saxophonist Alex Hoffman serves up a rich tapestry of jazz which contains a satisfying blend of engaging and sophisticated straight ahead jazz sounds titled “DARK LIGHTS” on Small Records.
For those of you who love jazz that swings, buoyant and grooves with impeccable swagger then I’ll boldly say that Washington DC native Alex Hoffman has the perfect ingredient to satisfy your hunger for music that lives up to being an integral piece of the puzzle that fits neatly onto the fabric of America’s original art form we love call jazz.
Out the gate is “Night Jaunt,” the first of nine selections resonates with exquisite tones shaped by this incomparable ensemble swings purposely to the point. Wearing many hats on this project, Hoffman gives a new meaning to multitasking as composer, arranger and producer. You’ll hear his love to play and passion to swing with authority penetrates through the barriers with the maturity of a veteran musician to sustain his voice in this immeasurable musical landscape. Continue reading