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Eric Hofbauer: Book of Water (Creative Nation)

As album concepts go, guitarist Eric Hofbauer’s Five Agents project is pretty solid. Taking inspiration from Wu Xing, an ancient Daoist precept that sees the world as being composed of five cyclic elements or agents, Hofbauer decided to compose and record a series of albums honoring each agent in turn. Although Chinese tradition tends to … Read More “Eric Hofbauer: Book of Water (Creative Nation)”

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Eric Hofbauer: American Grace

American Grace is the last part of guitarist Eric Hofbauer’s solo trilogy, which began in 2004 with American Vanity and continued in 2010 with American Fear. Like those albums, American Grace mingles original Hofbauer compositions with a selection of covers judicious enough to rival the books of Brad Mehldau and the Bad Plus. And like … Read More “Eric Hofbauer: American Grace”

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