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Eric Hofbauer Takes On Stravinsky, Messiaen

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Eric Hofbauer Takes On Stravinsky, Messiaen

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Eric Hofbauer Takes On Stravinsky, Messiaen

Eric Hofbauer Takes On Stravinsky, Messiaen

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Boston jazz guitarist Eric Hofbauer's quintet has two new CDs out, playing 20th-century classics. One is the year's second jazz version of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, following the Bad Plus' trio version. The other is Olivier Messiaen's very unjazzy Quartet for the End of Time. Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead likes them a lot.