I recently listened to a couple of very nice CDs from Capri Records featuring the piano.
Wofford is not widely know to the general listening public but should be. Although he has lead a number of sessions for CDs, including several with flautist Holly Hoffman, his wife, he is best known for accompanying some great singers, including Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, and playing with the likes of Benny Carter, James Moody, and Shelly Manne among countless others.
Wofford wrote three of the songs in the set, "It's Personal" for his wife Holly Hoffman; "Cole Porter" in recognition of the songwriter's brilliance with a tune and a lyric; and "Spin" a very catchy tune that has no specific dedication stated. These three pieces demonstrate the taste, style and virtuousity of the pianist, who works largely in the mainstream pocket throughout. With regard to his influences, he has selected the haunting "Little Melonae" by Jackie McLean, an expressive "The Eighth Veil" by Ellington/Strayhorn, "I Waited for You" by Dizzy Gillespie and Gil Fuller that he dedicates to Jimmy Rowles and Ellis Larkins, and three others including compositions by Gigi Gryce, Earl Hines and a fabulous melding of two distinct songs titled "Once in a Lifetime" by Anthony Newly and Talking Heads respectively.
Nice laid back, creatively played piano music.
This is a young group of players that I hope I hear more from in coming years.