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William Hooker

Saturday, April 28, 2007. 8:30 pm

William Hooker

Saturday, April 28, 2007. 8:30 pm

Wind for Mind

A a work for music and poetry- where the accompaniment in the piece happens to be the artist himself – with the musicians David soldier/violin and banjo and Sabir Mateen/tenor and soprano sax. The piece was (partially) premiered at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC last spring.

Mr. Hooker’s latest releases include The Gift Live – 2006 and Seasons
Fire(Important).

“William Hooker is an artistic whole, a vast circle of vision and execution. A 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. As a player, Hooker has
long been known for the persuasive power of his relationship with hisinstrument.
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. A disciplined, adaptive,
and energetic approach to his medium insures that the oeuvre of William Hooker will continue to grow thicker and richer.”

-Thomas Stanley, M.A.

Information can be found on williamhooker.com and myspace.com/williamhooker.