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Artist: William Hooker Trio
Title: Yearn for Certainty

William Hooker Trio - Yearn for Certainty

"Building a masterful solo as revenge, as fuel to the scheme of dreaming." – William Hooker

It is too simplistic to categorize William Hooker as a fiery drummer who constantly explores structure and genre. As evidenced by the quote above from the spoken piece at the end of this recording, William's playing is connected to an emotional world and the world at large. Bookended by two spoken word pieces, "Ingratiated Beam – Leroy" and "Yearn for Certainty", the title refers to the desire to know specifically and certainly how the world is to evolve forward. In between there is the down home banjo/sax of "Century's Soles", the rainy bluster of "Commonplace Travels", and the drum solo-clarinet solo-trio explosion of "Magistrait." Joined by multi-instrumentalists David Soldier (classical guitar, banjo, mandolin, and violin) and Sabir Mateen (saxophone, flute, and clarinet) the William Hooker Trio is both tender and thunderous on Yearn for Certainty.

Personnel

William Hooker – drums, spoken word
David Soldier – tenor & mandolin, banjo, violin
Sabir Mateen  – saxophone, flute, clarinet

Track Listing

1. Ingratiated Beam 6:46

2. Century's Soles 4:39

3. Commonplace Travel 8:00

4. Magistrait 12:24

5. Yearn for Certainty 13:41

Press Quotes

"Hooker has ceaselessly expanded not only the vocabulary of his instrument, he's defied rigid categories by breaking down genres into universal music expression-in short, he has the mad chops and humanistic empathy to play with any musician on the planet."v


Upcoming Gigs
Sunday, 03 March 2019 8:00 PM
Jazz Habitat
New York, NY
William Hooker Trio featuring Eriq Robinson/electronics,Dave Ross/guitar,William Hooker/drums. *jazz habitat series More...
Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:00 AM
Funkadelic Studios
209 West 40th St.,5th fl., NYC.,NY.
Let Music Be Your Brunch - @ Funkadelic Studios. This gathering of artists is a sharing of the music,techniques and philosophies of these creative people. This is a free event and listeners are invited.On this date we have David Soldier, Ras Moshe, Briggan Krauss, Hans Tammen, Susan Manning and William Hooker. More...
Saturday, 23 March 2019 6:00 PM
MUCHMORE'S
2 Havenmayer St.,Brooklyn, NY
This music / poetry event will feature the group " 360 Degrees of Straight Liftoff" which is Bob Holman, William Hooker, Raymond Nat Turner, Jasmine Farrell(poets) and William Parker. The group premiered at the Bowery Poetry Club. Opening the festivities will be the Matt Chilton Trio followed by the Marc Edwards Quartet. This promises to be a great evening ! More...

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