A collosal encounter of drummer William Hooker and the late wind player Thomas Chapin performing at the 9th Street Gallery in NYC in 1992, 3 massive improvisations from the jazz underground.
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Edition of 1000 copies.
Catalog ID: NBCD 28
Squidco Product Code: 14490
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at 9th str Gallery, New York City on May 30th, 1992.
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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, Liudas Mockūnas, and many others."-William Hooker Website (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hooker_(musician))
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1. The Subway 28:34
2. Addiction To Sound 23:09
3. The Underground Dead 19:07
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"Multi-instrumentalist Thomas Chapin was one of my guiding lights when I started getting into jazz really heavily in the 1990's. His Knitting Factory releases are all stellar, and he could play anything from swing to bop to free, but was possibly at his best when combining all genres or dispensing with the notion of genre entirely.
This duet album finds him in the company of master drummer William Hooker for a two man blast off into the cosmos. Make no mistake, this is energy music on an Interstellar Space level.
Hooker and Chapin are a match made in free-jazz heaven and frequently encourage each other during this performance with shouts of joy. [...]
Cathartic beauty for the heart and soul at its finest and an absolute must for those who explore the edges of jazz and improvisation."-Tim Niland, Music And MoreAlso available on CD.
Edition of 1000 copies.
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