WILLIAM HOOKER

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William Hooker (drummer,composer and poet) has created works that range from jazz and "new" music to experimental genres. He has released over 70 CDs as a leader. Mr. Hooker has performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Edgefest Jazz Festival, The Vision Festival, The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Walker Art Center,the first on MTV, The Kitchen, Roulette, Real Art Ways. He has also presented his work at the JVC Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, CMJ Music Festival,Vilnius Jazz Festival, Experimenta Argentina,The Knitting Factory and the Victoriaville Music Festival.

William Hooker has received commissions and support from the New York State Council on the Arts,Meet the Composer,Tokio Marine Insurance Company, Colleges and Universities such as Oberlin, Fordham, Columbia,New York University, Boston University, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale and many more. Accompanying musicians have included Billy Bang,David Ware,William Parker,Thurston Moore, David Soldier,Roy Campbell,DJ
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Symphonie Of FlowersSymphonie Of Flowers
Org Music 2019
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...is Eternal Life...is Eternal Life
Superior Viaduct 2019
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Cycle of RestorationCycle of Restoration
Fpe Records 2019
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Distance Between UsDistance Between Us
Knitting Factory 1999
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Gift of TonguesGift of Tongues
Knitting Factory 1996
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The Colour CircleThe Colour Circle
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BouquetBouquet
Knitting Factory 2000
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WILLIAM HOOKER Brighter Lights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brighter Lights
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
WILLIAM HOOKER Lifeline album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lifeline
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
WILLIAM HOOKER The William Hooker Orchestra With Roy Campbell & Booker T : The Colour Circle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The William Hooker Orchestra With Roy Campbell & Booker T : The Colour Circle
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
WILLIAM HOOKER Shamballa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shamballa
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
WILLIAM HOOKER The Firmament / Fury album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Firmament / Fury
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
WILLIAM HOOKER Radiation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Radiation
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
WILLIAM HOOKER Armageddon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Armageddon
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
WILLIAM HOOKER The Heat Of Light 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Heat Of Light "Dream Sequences"
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
WILLIAM HOOKER Great Sunset album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Great Sunset
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
WILLIAM HOOKER William Hooker / Billy Bang Duo ‎: Joy (Within)! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Hooker / Billy Bang Duo ‎: Joy (Within)!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
WILLIAM HOOKER Beyond Tomorrow High Energy: Lunar Moon Series #3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beyond Tomorrow High Energy: Lunar Moon Series #3
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
WILLIAM HOOKER Hard Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hard Time
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
WILLIAM HOOKER The Distance Between Us album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Distance Between Us
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
WILLIAM HOOKER Black Mask album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Mask
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
WILLIAM HOOKER Complexity #2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complexity #2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
WILLIAM HOOKER The Celestial Answer (with Lee Ranaldo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Celestial Answer (with Lee Ranaldo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
WILLIAM HOOKER William Hooker, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Ras Moshe, Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut : Waves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Hooker, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Ras Moshe, Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut : Waves
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
WILLIAM HOOKER Yearn For Certainty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yearn For Certainty
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
WILLIAM HOOKER Crossing Points (with Thomas Chapin) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crossing Points (with Thomas Chapin)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
WILLIAM HOOKER Channels of Consciousness (with Adam Lane) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Channels of Consciousness (with Adam Lane)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
WILLIAM HOOKER A Postcard From The Road album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Postcard From The Road
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
WILLIAM HOOKER Red album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Red
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
WILLIAM HOOKER Pillars... at the Portal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pillars... at the Portal
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
WILLIAM HOOKER Symphonie Of Flowers album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Symphonie Of Flowers
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

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WILLIAM HOOKER ... Is Eternal Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
... Is Eternal Life
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
WILLIAM HOOKER Subconscious album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Subconscious
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
WILLIAM HOOKER Tibet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tibet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
WILLIAM HOOKER The Gift Of Tongues (with Lee Ranaldo / Zeena Parkins) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gift Of Tongues (with Lee Ranaldo / Zeena Parkins)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
WILLIAM HOOKER Envisioning (with Lee Ranaldo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Envisioning (with Lee Ranaldo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
WILLIAM HOOKER Dreams & Revelations : Lunar Moon Series 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dreams & Revelations : Lunar Moon Series 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
WILLIAM HOOKER Mindfulness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mindfulness
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
WILLIAM HOOKER Bouquet (with Christian Marclay / Lee Ranaldo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bouquet (with Christian Marclay / Lee Ranaldo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
WILLIAM HOOKER Out Trios Volume One: Monsoon (with Roger Miller & Lee Ranaldo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Trios Volume One: Monsoon (with Roger Miller & Lee Ranaldo)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
WILLIAM HOOKER William Hooker, Roy Campbell, Jason Hwang ‎: The Gift - Live At Sangha album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Hooker, Roy Campbell, Jason Hwang ‎: The Gift - Live At Sangha
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
WILLIAM HOOKER William Hooker + Sabir Mateen ‎: Dharma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Hooker + Sabir Mateen ‎: Dharma
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
WILLIAM HOOKER The Season's Fire (with Eyvind Kang & Bill Horist) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Season's Fire (with Eyvind Kang & Bill Horist)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
WILLIAM HOOKER Earth's Orbit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Earth's Orbit
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
WILLIAM HOOKER Heart Of The Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heart Of The Sun
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
WILLIAM HOOKER William Hooker Duo with Damon Smith : Triangles of Force album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Hooker Duo with Damon Smith : Triangles of Force
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
WILLIAM HOOKER William Hooker & Liudas Mockūnas  : Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Hooker & Liudas Mockūnas : Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
WILLIAM HOOKER William Hooker Duo feat. Damon Smith : Triangles of Force album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
William Hooker Duo feat. Damon Smith : Triangles of Force
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
WILLIAM HOOKER William Hooker Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith) : Remembering album cover 3.48 | 2 ratings
William Hooker Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith) : Remembering
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
WILLIAM HOOKER Cycle of Restoration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cycle of Restoration
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019

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WILLIAM HOOKER Light The Early Years 1975 - 1989 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Light The Early Years 1975 - 1989
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016

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WILLIAM HOOKER Symphonie Of Flowers

Album · 2019 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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William Hooker - one among the most technical and progressive thinking drummers around, who has played with Billy Bang, Thurston Moore, David Murray, David S. Ware and William Parker among many others, comes with his new ambitious work. Double-vinyl album "Symphonie Of Flowers" contains a suite of sorts. Drums are obviously the dominant here, but there are duos (with piano player Mara Rosenbloom), trios, and bigger combo music presented.

The album opens running train-like with Hooker's drumming pushing the music ahead, that rhythm and the feeling doesn't disappear the whole album long. Pianist Mara Rosenbloom plays free piano in a manner of Cecil Taylor. Then there is a trio of Hooker, Rosenbloom and saxophonist Stephen Gauci, with free sax soloing series. On three songs, pianist Mara Rosenbloom plays duets with multiple drummers,and a larger ensemble contains electronic musician Eriq Robinson among others.

Quite a long recording, this album isn't boring or repetitious. The music varies from muscular rock-like avant-garde jazz, to energetic electronics-spiced wizardry. As with many of his previous albums, Hooker works in a class of his own and always offers something new for open ears listeners.

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