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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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Aug19Sun 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
William Hooker
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
Aug19Sun 10:00 PM 10:00 PM
William Hooker
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC

Discography

Light - The Early Years 1975-1989

Light - The Early...

NoBusiness Records
2016

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Light

Light

NoBusiness Records
2016

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Light The Early Years 1975-1989

Light The Early Years...

NoBusiness Records
2016

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Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival

Live at Vilnius Jazz...

NoBusiness Records
2015

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Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival

Live at Vilnius Jazz...

NoBusiness Records
2014

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