- An MVD Exclusive
- Format: CD
- SKU: ACD52022
- UPC: 880504520224
- Street Date: 06/03/22
- PreBook Date: 04/29/22
- Label: Alma Records »
- Genre: Jazz
- Run Time: 65:25 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Year of Production: 2022
- Box Lot: 40
- Territory: US
- Language: English
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Florian Hoefner Trio - Desert Bloom
The Florian Hoefner Trio has delivered another powerhouse performance with "Desert Bloom", the sequel to their award-winning album, "First Spring".
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The Florian Hoefner Trio follows up their award-winning, Juno-nominated album "First Spring", with their newest release, "Desert Bloom" (available worldwide on Alma Records, June 3rd).
"There is a story, a flow in every track" says German-born, New York-trained, Canada-based pianist/composer Florian Hoefner, something that critics have recognized: "It is the essence of flow, as clear as a stream rushing by and equally invigorating." (New York City Jazz Record)
Hoefner has found a leaner and more direct form of expression, and clearly deepened and strengthened his compositional craft. Devices used by post-minimalist composers such as Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and Philip Glass - repetitive structures, pedal points, and drones - "have helped me to capture my experience during the early days of the pandemic, which was dominated by the contrast between an unruly and dramatic outside world and a much quieter personal world."
"The minimalists have made me want to think about the importance of every single note, about shapes and intervals..." There is also a constantly shifting balance of the roles in the trio, and an openness to new sounds, such as a bass variant of the folk fiddle "chopping" technique with the bow from bassist Andrew Downing. Of drummer Nick Fraser's contribution to this album, Hoefner says: "Nick is such a creative player with a huge dynamic range from the most filigree work to really hitting the kit hard."
The Florian Hoefner Trio has delivered another powerhouse performance on "Desert Bloom". With striking compositions and inspired arrangements, Hoefner's hallmark lyricism and knack for suspenseful dramaturgy are on full display.
This is a Jazz Piano Trio playing at an astonishing level.
- Worldwide touring summer 2022 through 2023
- Regular multiple posting and videos on all platforms throughout the life of the project
- Servicing to college and jazz radio. Promotion by Groov Marketing
- Servicing all key jazz publications, full national and regional press
- Strong marketing team with emphasis on social media marketing campaigns
- For fans of Aaron Parks, John Taylor, Fred Hersch, Sam Amidon, The Bad Plus, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Esbjörn Svensson, Dave Brubeck, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman Quartet, Laurent Courthaliac Trio
'A composer-bandleader of insightful resolve.'
—Nate Chinen, New York Times
'First Spring [...] stands out in the piano trio field in 2019.'
—Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz
'In every situation, the music is so substantial and at times even breath-taking.'
—Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen
'This is a remarkably and fresh and original-sounding album. Highly recommended.'
—Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist
'Florian Hoefner and friends strike gold with their appealing blend of smart and sweet.'
—Geno Thackara, All About Jazz