CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN

21st Century Modern / Eclectic Fusion • United States
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Christopher Hoffman is a cellist and film-maker. Christopher has the honor of performing in Henry Threadgill’s pulitzer prize winning ensemble Zooid as well as Double up & 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg. He is also performing with the grammy nominated Anat Cohen Tentet, Anna Webber Septet, Rudy Royston’s Flatbed Buggy, Michael Blake String Band, Tony Malaby Quartet and his own Christopher Hoffman Quartet

He has worked with Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island) and has performed with Yoko Ono, Bleachers, Butch Morris, Marc Ribot, Christina Courtin, Spring Awakening, Anthony Coleman, Marianne Faithfull, Ryan Adams, Iron & Wine, Jeremiah Cymerman, Michael Pitt & many others He has performed at the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, David Letterman, North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Saalfelden, Sfjazz, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Walker Arts Center and all over western Europe & the United States

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CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN Aberration Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aberration Quartet
21st Century Modern 2002
CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN Iosono album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Iosono
21st Century Modern 2007
CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN Induction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Induction
21st Century Modern 2011
CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN Silver Cord Quintet album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Silver Cord Quintet
21st Century Modern 2016
CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN Multifariam album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Multifariam
Eclectic Fusion 2018
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Asp Nimbus
21st Century Modern 2021

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Arrow Of Light
Eclectic Fusion 2018

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CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN Silver Cord Quintet

Album · 2016 · 21st Century Modern
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American composer and cellist Christopher Hoffman is almost unknown for wide public. He is the author of several soundtracks, worked with Martin Scorcese, Yoko Ono, Marianne Faithfull and many others. For modern jazz listeners he could be known as member of several Henry Threadgill bands (incl. Zooid,Dimples and Double-Up Ensemble) and sax player Tony Malaby Tubacello Quartet.

As a leader, Hoffman released four albums of which the newest one is self-produced Silver Cord Quintet. Containing one of the best modern jazz musicians as reedist Tony Malaby and pianist Kris Davis on board among others, Silver Cord Quintet plays very modern form of adventurous jazz combining well-composed songs with quite free members' improvisations.

Band leader Hoffman's classical roots are feel-able on every album's composition, but nothing sounds chamber here. Young drummer Craig Weinrib adds lot of muscular groove and trombonist Ben Gerstein is inventively destructive. Compositions are well-written but played with with high level of inventiveness inside with excellent Malaby's sax and Davis piano soloing against each other.

Still, quite quirky and far-not-so accessible music sounds surprisingly beautiful and attractive. Great example how advanced and complex in great hands can sound simply great - one among better advanced jazz albums released this year. It's a shame if this self-released piece of art will pass unnoticed.

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