A right on set of modern piano jazz is on tap here by this German born cat and his New York pals. Playing with the kind of effortlessness that makes everyone think that he can do it just as easily and just as well, itís the sign of a real master when he leaves them in his dust and doesnít make a big deal out of it. You can bet Hoefner would leave a big cloud and a lot of silence in his wake. Tasty, dazzling stuff that hits all the right notes, this is sitting down jazz that swings too much to leave you in your seat not doing anything but nodding your head. Well done.