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William Hooker

William Hooker's body of uninterrupted work beginning in the mid- seventies defines him as one of the most important composers and players in jazz. As bandleader, Hooker has fielded ensembles in an incredibly diverse array of configurations. Each collaboration has brought a serious investigation of his compositional agenda and the science of the modern drum kit. His work is frequently grounded in a narrative context. Whether set against a silent film or anchored by a poetic theme, Hooker brings dramatic tension and human warmth to avant-garde jazz. His ability to find fertile ground for moving music in a variety of settings that obliterate genre distinctions offers a much-needed statement of social optimism in the arts.

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Albums

Light The Early Years 1975-1989
Light The Early Years...
NoBusiness Records
2016
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Light
Light
NoBusiness Records
2016
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Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival
Live at Vilnius Jazz...
NoBusiness Records
2014
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Channels of Consciousness
Channels of...
NoBusiness Records
2013
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Heart Of The Sun
Heart Of The Sun
Black Saint
2013
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Crossing Points
Crossing Points
NoBusiness Records
2011
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