"Adams creates a wonderous musical offering of native American/World Music that calms and invigorates the spirit!"

"If you want music for quiet times, this is the album for you!"

"Like taking a slow luxurious trip down a river . The album helps you remember that nature heals ."


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David Hoffman spent 13 years as the Trumpet Soloist and arranger for Ray Charles. He's logged a million road miles and played with the best. He currently performs with Paul Adams and a number of other groups. Paul Adams debut album reached the TOP FIVE of the year in 1990. They both continue to record, perform, and lecture on topics of the creative arts. The site covers MUSIC, ....STORIES AND POETRY, ....the INSTRUMENTS ....Paul makes, and other "arty" things we enjoy.

The swell and very special site forr THE NEURONS


The NEURONS .................a fusion of jazz, world rhythms, and groove

A new experimental project that has been attracting the most attention at our live shows. A rhythmic and poetic amalgahm of Hip movement, Jazz, and Groove, done w/ live dance from The Illinois Ballet.

"Where the hell did these guys come from? They dance and groove like no other..."

"I receive all manner of CD’s for review but one item that recently dropped into my mailbox has completely blown my mind. It’s the CD titled Dance by ex Ray Charles tour band trumpeter / flugelhorn player David Hoffman and Paul Adams."
Smooth Vibes Mag. ENGLAND

1. Wild Men of Borneo
2. Luminosity
3. Spanish Horizon
4. Saraha Caravan
5. Dance (Fire and Friends)
6. Shuffle and Suspense
7. Miles Redcloud
8. Diamonds and Pearls
9. Funky Tao Duty
10. A Pixelated Irish Groove
11. Island Girl

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Flute Meditations For Dreaming Clouds - Paul Adams ......................meditative native flute

Throughout the years I have become a lover of the deep resonance of the Native American Flute. AND, I'm deeply moved that this beauty touches us through many years of their mistreatment. THIS beauty is open, forgiving, AND touches us, and helps us in a healing way. My particular journey for this album was to focus on the healing aspects of the instrument, and to urge us to be gentle to ourselves. I also wanted to explore some of the boundaries by including middle eastern as well as the Native American Pentatonic scale.

1. As The Sun Rises
2. Atmosphere
3. Waking Loons
4. Stillness of the Day

5. A Shaman's Dream
6. The Bird Dance
7. The Far Sky
8. Water Prayers
9. No Tears
10.The Moon and Stars

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Prairie Skies - David Hoffman ..................... new age melodic

An artist never wants to say that one piecew of work is like another. Each piece is a work untoo itself. However for the sake of making things simple PRAIRIE SKIES is along the vein of David's FROM ENERGY TO STILLNESS in mood and texture. Both of them are a bit like leaning back in the chair with a glass of wine. There will be links below where you can get a "taste" for yourself.

1. Sambadori
2. The Forest Primeval
3. Just a Little Melody
4. Mountain Rainbow
5. Pops
6. The Ostinado Boy
7. Red Haired Lady
8. Gathering At Dusk
9. Prairie Skies
10. Tazmanian Sunset
11. Dancing Softly

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Wonder Dancing On Global Bop - Paul Adams ......................world fusion

Paul has an "exciting and heady blend of world fusion that leaps from the African Flamenco grooves of A Night On The Moors, to the ethereal evocations of Gamelon Nights, and the aboriginal bombasts of Kalahari. Along with the Gypsyesque and poetic Les Joueurs, Adams paints an astounding musical journey both serene and inventive!" John Deliberto ECHOS and Tower Records PULSE Magazine.

  1. 1. Molly's Happy Lament
  2. 2. A Night on the Moors
  3. 3. Pimiteoui Water Chant in Nine
  4. 4. The Great Prairie Back Step
  5. 5. Gamalon Nights
  6. 6. Zorro and the Fat Man
  7. 7. Mister Kit's Casbah
  8. 8. Kalahari
  9. 9. Les Joueurs
  10. 10. Amazing Grace

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In The Land Where I Come From - Paul Adams ....................poetic, melodic

Paul's album brings beat, song, and poetry together with "bop" and mysticism. The range runs from Jazz to ethereal Tibet, and offers one a sense of swing and hope, that runs through time and space. Dave Hoffman blows an absolutely phenomanal trumpet over Adams' scat poem I Wanna Dance and Kit Watkins' ( From Happy The Man and Camel ) magical solo on the tune Cowboy ( Adams' "ode" to old progressive rock masters. ) is like an elf on ice skates. Other guests include Dr. Kyle Gregory who also blew some great horn, Doug Knecht on mandolin , and Mark Smith on drums and percussion.

  1. 1. Forever Young
  2. 2. In the Court of the King and the Queen
  3. 3. Diamonds within Silence
  4. 4. Positive Cool
  5. 5. Time Passing Away
  6. 6. Cowboy
  7. 7. Breathe
  8. 8. I Wanna Dance
  9. 9. The Everlasting Everything and Nothing
  10. 10. The Swing Reel Fantasy
  11. 11. In the Land Where I Come From
  12. 12. Levitations Over Butterland
  13. 13. March of the Butterlanders


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The Property of Water - Paul Adams ....................meditative, relaxing, environmental

"This album is built of contrasting elements reconciled in musical harmony. Natural and electronic sounds, water waves and sound waves, instruments of silicon and instruments of wood. This is music motivated by love of the power of sound, not by love of power over sound. Very restful !!   Peaceful!! Headphones recommended!!"
Laurie Spiegel Pioneering computer music sound designer

Gentle, meditative, serene......"One of the best albums of the year!!"...................Wind and Wire Magazine

1. An Opening Flow
2. It Rains in Heaven
3. Of Passion and Peace
4. Reflections from the Water Pool
5. The Serene Dance of Thunder

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Various Waves - Paul Adams .............................new age instrumental

A melodic blend of acoustic and electronic music that beautifully connects elements of New Age, Etherial, Folk, Ethnic, and Nature. It was rated in the Top Five, and called "the sleeper album of the year!" by Musical Starstreams Radio (The largest commercially syndicated instrumental radio program in America!). Imaginary voyage radio on NPR says, "the concept is brilliant... feeling shifts from song to song offering a variety of moods with a seamless continuity!"

  1. 1. Fayethe
  2. 2. Cascade
  3. 3. Australia
  4. 4. Interlude
  5. 5. An Early Expedition
  6. 6. Twilight
  7. 7. Father's Reminiscence
  8. 8. Doggy Follow De Nose
  9. 9. Dance of the Forest Fruits
  10. 10. Yavea
  11. 11. Elephant Walk
  12. 12. Goodnight

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GROOVIN' - David Hoffman ......................jazz

David's album that integrates the best of Traditional Bebop Jazz with a Latin Influence. Half the album was done in Chicago, and the remaining cuts in Los Angeles with members of the Sergio Mendez Band. Latin with a tradition! The album integrates extraordinarily and guide the listener from the delicate Ballad Piano of ANOTHER YEAR to the ripping FIVE LOVE BISON and SENATOR STUPID.

  1. 1. Groovin' With The Farns
  2. 2. North Pole Cha Cha
  3. 3. Baby Steps
  4. 4. Five Love Bison
  5. 5. Another Year
  6. 6. Monday Night with Larry at Croces
  7. 7. In the Circle of Your Arms
  8. 8. Senator Stupid
  9. 9. April in Perris
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"There may not be a better modern holiday song in the nation than 'Christmas Lullaby"
Steve Tarter
Peoria Journal-Star

Christmas in Your Heart - David Hoffman .............

As the trumpet soloist for Ray Charles, David creates a unique take on the Christmas season with this CD combining original material and classic Christmas tunes. Utilizing his collection of traditional and obscure brass instruments, and the talents of brilliant musicians and vocalists, he paints a broad spectrum of styles and moods.

  1. 1.Christmas in Your Heart
  2. 2. We Three Kings
  3. 3. O Holy Night
  4. 4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  5. 5. O' Come Emmanuel
  6. 6. White Christmas
  7. 7. Winter Homecoming
  8. 8. Winter Wonderland
  9. 9. Silent Night
  10. 10. Let it Snow
  11. 11. Christmas Lullaby (Praying for Peace)

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"a delightful and beautiful album whose musical intensity is awesome!'
Carol Wright
NAPRA Trade Review Magazine


A View From The Plain - Paul Adams ...................acoustic guitar

A stunning portrayal of the prairie that takes Acoustic Finger Style Guitar into uncharted territory. "Full bodied flamenco, southern dobro blues, a touch of Jazz, moving hymns, and beautiful melodies are punctuated by a remarkable variation of Pachelbel's Canon ( beautifully done with guitar, Harmonica and strings. )." The album has reached radio's TOP TEN in Toronto Canada and Heartsong Review Magazine called Adams' work "a delightful and beautiful album whose musical intensity is awesome!' Carol Wright. NAPRA Trade Review Magazine.

  1. 1. Sunrise from a Pixelated Valley
  2. 2. Fandango
  3. 3. A Noble Tune
  4. 4. Sunrise to Sunset
  5. 5. The Color of Peach
  6. 6. The Spanish Plain
  7. 7. Mid-day Romp
  8. 8. Fall Harvest
  9. 9. Three Legged Puttle Put
  10. 10.A Cowboy's Canon
  11. 11. At Prairie's Edge
  12. 12. A Moment of Quiet - Doxology

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"Hoffman brings a deep calm pool of rhythm and space that connects with many diverse regions of our world!"
Jeffrey Jones
WBGE FM Jazz Sunday


FROM ENERGY TO STILLNESS ........................melodic, ethereal jazz

Ray Charles trumpet soloistt David Hoffman's debut album has been called "free and sophisticated, yet mouth watering in its transcendencies" by NAPRA Trade Review. It's union of Jazz, Contemporary Instrumental, and World Beat inspired Steve Ryals of New Age Retailer magazine to say, "If you have adventure in your soul, you owe it to yourself to get this album AND play it alot!" Heartsong Review Magazine declared, "this is a great album which inspired this reviewers highest respect!"

  1. 1. The Whirling Herbert
  2. 2. For You Freely
  3. 3. Evening Evershine
  4. 4. A Soft and Embered Face
  5. 5. An Interlude Again
  6. 6. The Province of the Plains
  7. 7. Dancing and Ascending
  8. 8. In the Distance

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This Christmas - Paul Adams .......................acoustic guitar

An acoustic guitar holiday, decorated with lovely finger style guitar, mandolin, and dulcimer. Imagine "It's a Wonderful Life" serenely painted fom the plains, creating a rural ambience gentle in mood. These traditional songs are a unique yuletide decoration of sound that deeply touches the heart.

"Adams' instrumental interpretations of traditional Christmas fare are simple, peaceful, and evocative.. serene meditative acoustic melodies that avoid the usual holiday vices"

4 STARS Gary Panetta ..................Peoria Journal Star

  1. 1. The Little Drummer Boy
  2. 2. Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
  3. 3. The Carol of the Bells
  4. 4. We Three Kings / What Child is This / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  5. 5. Come All Ye Faithful
  6. 6. Little Town of Bethlehem / It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  7. 7. Angels We Have Heard on High / The First Noel
  8. 8. Good King Wenceslas / Oh Christmas Tree / Away In A Manger
  9. 9. Ave Maria
  10. 10. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  11. 11. Silent Night
  12. Auld Lang Syne

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The David Hoffman Sextet LIVE - David Hoffman .............live jazz

Every now and then a musician gets the opportunity to play with musicians that just "gell". There is no effort. They are there, and things just procede flawlessly. Things just flow. This session was one of those times. The recording is live with no overdubs, and for those who love pure jazz as you hear it in the deep dark streets of New York, or the stage of Montreaux, they will me much pleased.

1. Hello Blackberry
2. Five Love Bison
3. Last Train To Tattori
4. Night and Dave
5. Two-Lane To Toulon
6. I'm Drifting Apart
7. Body and Soul
8. Blues From The Heartland

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