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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
Saturday, 23 November 2019 8:00 PM
Fire Museum and The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.,Philadelphia,PA
In concert - William Hooker/Elliott Levin/Luke Stewart trio & Sirius Juju More...
Friday, 06 December 2019 6:00 PM
Fridman Gallery
169 Bowery, NYC.
"Hooker/Niblock" - the film with live accompaniment.Music by William Hooker. Film by Phill Niblock. More...
Sunday, 08 December 2019 7:00 PM
Rhizome,DC
6950 Maple St NW,Washington, DC
William Hooker:Drum Forms.************************************************* William Hooker (drummer,composer and poet) has created works that range from jazz and “new” music to experimental genres. This is a further exploration of the drum kit-with visuals.  More...

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