William Hooker

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William Hooker is an American jazz drummer and composer.

Hooker has performed as a leader of many ensembles of improvised and new music. “Recognized as an iconoclast, and one of the most innovative musicians and drummers of his generation, William knows no genre bounds and ceaselessly searches for new forms of music, always with the intent to inspire.”

Accompanying musicians have included: Billy Bang, Thurston Moore, David Murray, David S. Ware, William Parker, Melvin Gibbs, Donald Miller, DJ Olive, Elliott Sharp, Malachi Thompson, Zeena Parkins, Lee Ranaldo, DJ Spooky, Rob Brown, Roy Campbell, Mark Hennen, Steven Bernstein, Roy Nathanson, Jason Hwang, Dave Soldier, Sabir Mateen, Glenn Spearman, Joseph Celli, Ellen Christi, and many others.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Shamballa William Hooker 1
1995 Envisioning William Hooker and Lee Ranaldo 1
1999 Mindfulness William Hooker 1
2005 The Celestial Answer William Hooker and Lee Ranaldo 1
2007 The Season's Fire William Hooker with Eyvind Kang & Bill Horist 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Bouquet (Live @ the Knitting Factory 4.24.99) William Hooker 1

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