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Artist: William Hooker
Title: ... Is Eternal Life 2xLP
Drummer, composer and poet William Hooker has been a tireless force in free improvised music for over 40 years. He emerged from New York's loft jazz scene in the mid-'70s, part of a generation of artists fueled by the social, political and cultural frustrations of their era. This second wave of American free jazz would push relentlessly into new territories – collaborating in a variety of non-traditional settings, establishing their own labels, venues, etc. – all in an effort at creative self-determination.

While William Hooker's output extends past 70 albums as leader, it all began with the double LP ... Is Eternal Life. Recorded in 1975-1976 and released privately on the artist's own Reality Unit Concepts imprint, ... Is Eternal Life is nothing short of visionary. Filled with tension, intricacy and raw fury, these extended compositions feature the playing of David Murray, Mark Miller, David S. Ware, Hasaan Dawkins and Les Goodson.

Track Listing:

Drum Form
Soy: Material / Seven
Passages (Anthill)
Pieces I & II
Above And Beyond

Upcoming Gigs
Thursday, 26 September 2019 6:00 PM
Academy records
West 18th St., NYC
William Hooker - Listening party... called "A rare treasure from the loft jazz years of the New York scene …… Is Eternal Life is nothing short of visionary. Filled with tension, intricacy and raw fury. While William Hooker’s output extends past 70 albums as leader, it all began with the double LP … Is Eternal Life."The new reissue.....2xlp vinyl. *The new recording "Symphonie Of Flowers" will premiere..It is coming out on the ORG label in 2x vinyl lp,CD and digital formats..Let's listen to excerpts of this recording!! **********************************************************  More...
Saturday, 28 September 2019 7:00 PM
Bern Nix Fest
St. Elizabeth Church, Elizabeth, NJ.
William Hooker - Solo drums and reading - The Bern Nix memorial festival . More...
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 7:00 PM
IBeam
Brooklyn, NY
William Hooker - TrioMOON - free jazz w/ Mara Rosenbloom(p) , Adam Lane(bs) and William Hooker(drms)...fresh and exciting music. More...

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