Mike Hoffman | Rhyme or Reason

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Rhyme or Reason

by Mike Hoffman

12 new compositions recorded in my home studio. Modern Jazz with influences from classical to world music. I'm performing all instrumental parts, including, guitar, midi guitar, alto sax, various ethnic flutes, and hand percussion.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Viral Spiral
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2. Crunchy
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3. Rhyme or Reason
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4. Cagey
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5. Parallel Reality
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6. Shape Shift
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7. Precipice
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8. Double Negative
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9. On the Cusp
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10. Bells and Whistles
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11. Lost and Found
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12. Impulse
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The compositions on "Rhyme or Reason" are all in the modern jazz vein, with influences from classical to world music.
I perform all instrumental parts on these recordings, and while the compositions are centered around the guitar, many other instruments are used as well. Most of the compositions on this recording are "12 - tone" pieces.....a process I have twisted to my own ends. Recorded in Logic Pro on a Mac Pro (for those who need to know that).

Dr. Michael Hoffman has worked primarily in the world of jazz, as a
guitarist writing for his own groups and, more recently, as a writer
of large-ensemble jazz compositions for the New York University
Concert Jazz Ensemble, the BMI New York Jazz Orchestra, and the
Brooklyn Jazz Composer's Orchestra. He has performed with such
artists as Richie Cole and David Amram. He has received a BA in Music
Education from C.W. Post College, an MA, and a Ph.D. in Composition
from New York University. He has also written for dance and theater
as well as for orchestra, soloists, chamber and percussion ensembles, and has been involved as a Musical Director with the BroadHollow Theater. Currently working as a free-lance guitarist, composer, arranger, copyist, and music lithographer, Dr. Hoffman has served on the faculties of Kean University, Mercy College, Sacred Heart University, Queensborough Community College, and is currently a full-time faculty member at Bucks County Community College. Dr. Hoffman has studied composition with Howard Rovics, Pat Castle, Jim McNeely, Manny Albam, and Kenneth Peacock. His compositions have been performed internationally, as well as at the conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators and at the Texaco New York Jazz Festival, as well as other important venues, including Merkin Concert Hall, and the Blue Note in New York City. He is currently a member of BMI, American Music Center and the Society of Composers Inc. Some compositions are published by C. F. Peters, Ensemble Music Publications, and DSM Producers, but much is available directly from the composer. Dr. Hoffman's work in musical analysis and theory has been recently published in the scholarly journal 21st Century Music (formerly 20th Century Music).


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