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William Hooker performing live at Roulette, NYC in 2007 in a trio with string master David Soldier and legendary saxophonist Sabir Mateen, great improv with 2 spoken word pieces.

Hooker, William Trio
Yearn for Certainty

Hooker, William Trio: Yearn for Certainty (Engine)
Label: Engine    
Released in: USA    

"Building a masterful solo as revenge, as fuel to the scheme of dreaming." - William Hooker

"It is too simplistic to categorize William Hooker as a fiery drummer who constantly explores structure and genre. As evidenced by the quote above from the spoken piece at the end of this recording, Hooker's playing is connected to an emotional world and the world at large. Bookended by two spoken word pieces, 'Ingratiated Beam - Leroy' and 'Yearn for Certainty', the title refers to the desire to know specifically and certainly how the world is to evolve forward. In between there is the down home banjo/sax of 'Century's Soles', the rainy bluster of 'Commonplace Travels', and the drum solo-clarinet solo-trio explosion of 'Magistrait.' Joined by multi-instrumentalists David Soldier (classical guitar, banjo, mandolin, and violin) and Sabir Mateen (saxophone, flute, and clarinet) the William Hooker Trio is both tender and thunderous on Yearn for Certainty."-Engine Records

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Product Information:

Label: Engine
Catalog ID: e032
Squidco Product Code: 12944

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at Roulette, NYC on April 27, 2007 by Matt Mehlan. Mixed and mastered by Steven Walcott at Ghetto Sound Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY


William Hooker-drums, spoken word

David Soldier-mandolin, banjo, violin

Sabir Mateen-saxophone, flute, clarinet

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Track Listing:

1. Ingratiated Beam-Leroy 6:57

2. Century's Soles 4:29

3. Commonplace Travel 6:08

4. Magistraite 13:05

5. Yearn For Certainty 13:50

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