Turn Signal

November 15, 2011 | Format: MP3

$6.93
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 17, 2012
  • Label: Capri Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Capri Records Ltd
  • Total Length: 55:24
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  • ASIN: B005ZFRAXK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,809 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Carraher on January 27, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I have to admit, when I first looked at this CD, I was hooked. It opens with my favorite hard bop pianist, Horace Silver's "The Dipper", a tune I always loved. Then, just to set the hook, the fourth track also caught my eye, one I remember from an Oliver Nelson album, "Soul Street". It wasn't on the iconic The Blues and the Abstract Truth, which probably hepped me to Nelson, but it was an album I remember falling in love with and a tune that stuck.

I knew of Mike Wofford from his days as an accompanist with the likes of `The Velvet Fog', Mel Tormé, Joe Pass, Shelley Mann, Benny Carter's orchestra, etcetera. Probably the most memorable album I remember was the Duke Ellington Song Book, which he did with "Sassy" Sarah Vaughn back in the `80s and I remember him accompanying Sarah at the Playboy Jazz Festival back then too . But I couldn't recall him fronting his own group. I just knew he must be good from the cats he played with and for.

On the other hand, I was more than familiar with Holly Hofmann, who, perhaps single handedly has destroyed the stereotype of the "be-quite-it's-the female-flutist". Hofmann swings. Hofmann bops. Hofmann will rock your ears and make your soul give standing ovations.

Then, just to add the sinker to my fishin' expedition, that swingin' bluesy trumpet player, Terrell Stafford is a special guest. There are not too many trumpet players today that have the tone and the phrasing to touch Stafford.

I continued to peruse the tracks and there, next to last on the CD was "Girl From Greenland", by Dick Twardzik. For those not familiar with Twardzik, he was a brilliant, classically trained bebop pianist out of Boston in the `50s who I remember most for his work with Charlie Parker.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Braverman on May 18, 2013
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I love many kinds of jazz; recently I was in a soul jazz- acid jazz - organ jazz mood... so in my search for players new to me I bought a Bobby Pierce Album, "The Long Road Back" which is very fine (except for the singing on one or 2 songs... which was, I guess, okay... kudos there to Ricky Woodard on tenor, by the way... ), and that album turned me on to the guitarist Frank Potenza, so I bought a few of his fine albums. On one of them ("Old New Borrowed and Blue") he used Holly Hofmann, who jumped out at me, so I bought a few of her albums, which were pretty nice too... man; I have so many CDs I'm being crowded out of my apartment.

Anyway, the last album I bought was "Turn Signal"... and it's the only album I'm forced to write about; to gush actually. (PS- by now, we're far from organ jazz)

I LOVE this album. Holly Hofmann is not one of those languid flute players; she's forceful, she SWINGS like mad. I'm also a big fan of Terell Stafford and the only surprise to me is how well trumpet and flute mix, an unusual pairing, at least to me.

Mike Wofford and Holly Hofmann are hand in glove and it's no surprise to me that they're married. Rob Thorsen on bass and especially Richard Sellers on drums...
I don't know; sometimes everything clicks. Jimmy Forrest's Soul Street is an especial treat.

Every song on this album is great and how rare is that? I have thousands of albums and to answer my own question: EXCEEDINGLY RARE!

Thank you Ms. Hofmann and all connected with this great CD!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FluteSamurai on December 23, 2012
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This album is top-notch quality jazz, with a variety of styles represented. Holly Hofmann is one of my new role models in terms of jazz flute, and the whole quintet was tight and colorful. One of the best meshings of trumpet and flute that I've ever heard.
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