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Lou Hoff Quartet at VMFA Jazz Cafe

Lou Hoff’s appearances have been limited since he moved to Richmond 18 months ago, but that is going to change when he retires from his job in December. Until December, we have some recordings to keep you entertained.

Revisiting and reliving Tristano

Jason Scott can’t get away from the music of Lennie Tristano, and it’s a good thing. The gigs on which he performs the piano master’s compositions, as he did on Monday night, are just as much entertaining history lessons as they are a couple sets of interesting and not often heard jazz.