LIGHT. The Early Years 1975-1989

Featuring: David S. Ware | Jemeel Moondoc | Roy Campbell | William Hooker | David Murray | Booker T Williams | Mark Hennen | Hasaan Dawkins | Lewis Barnes | Richard Keene | Les Goodson | Mark Miller | Alan Braufman

Musicians on the recording

William Hooker, David S. Ware, David Murray, Jemeel Moondoc, Roy Campbell Jr., Booker T. Williams, Alan Braufman, Hasaan Dawkins, Mark Hennen, Lewis Barnes, Richard Keene, Les Goodson, Mark Miller

Recording track list

 DISC ONE - ...IS ETERNAL LIFE

1. Drum Form (includes) - Wings - Prophet Of Dogon - Still Water - Desert Plant - Tune) 18:06
2. Soy: Material / Seven 26:48
3.  Passages (Anthill) 19:27

Track 1

William Hooker – drums, percussion, vocal

Track 2-3

David S. Ware – tenor saxophone
William Hooker – drums

 

Track 1 – recorded on 28th May, 1975 at Columbia University, New York City by Joe Walker
Track 2 – recorded on 4th May, 1975 in performance at the Cubiculo, New York City by Carl Williams
Track 3 – recorded on 5th February, 1976 in performance at the Langston Hughes Library, Corona, New York City by Carl Williams 

All compositions on Disc ONE and 1-2 tracks from Disc TWO were originally released on a double LP “…is eternal life” on William Hooker’s label Reality Unit Concepts / RUC – 444 

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DISC TWO - ... IS ETERNAL LIFE / BRIGHTER LIGHTS

1. Pieces I & II 18:46
2. Above and Beyond 4:50
3. Others (Unknowing) 4:57
4. Patterns I, II and III 14:54
5. 3 & 6 / Right 13:15
6. Present Happiness 16:47

Track 1

Les Goodson – tenor saxophone, flute, percussion
Hasaan Dawkins – alto saxophone, flute, percussion
William Hooker – drums and percussion

Track 2

William Hooker - drums

Track 3-4

Alan Braufman - alto saxophone, flute
William Hooker - drums

Track 5

Mark Hennen - piano
William Hooker - drums

Track 6

Jemeel Moondoc - alto saxophone
Hasaan Dawkins - tenor saxophone
William Hooker - drums

 

Track 1 – recorded on 20th May, 1976 in performance at the Columbus Branch, New York Public Library, New York City by William Hooker
Track 2 – recorded on 19th November, 1976. It is an excerpt from TOWARDS THE NEW MUSIC / Public Broadcast Special for WHNB-TV, Channel 30, West Hartford, Connecticut
Track 6 - recorded in 1980 / previously never released

Tracks 3-5 originally released on a double LP “Brighter Lights” on William Hooker’s label Reality Unit Concepts / RUC – 445

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DISC THREE - WILLIAM HOOKER TRIO - FORMULAS OF APPROACH

1. Anchoring / Inclusion / 3 & 6 (Right) 24:16
2. Clear, Cold Light / Into Our Midst / Japanese Folk Song (traditional) 42:32

Roy Campbell – trumpet
Booker T Williams – tenor saxophone
William Hooker - drums

Recorded on 22nd February, 1988 at Roulette Club, New York City with assistance of Jim Staley and staff / previously never released

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DISC FOUR - WILLIAM HOOKER TRIO - TRANSITION

1. Contrast (With A Feeling) 11:56
2. Natutally Forward 32:20
3. Continuity of Unfoldment 16:18 

Track 1-2

Lewis Barnes – trumpet
Richard Keene – soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, flute
William Hooker – drums, spoken word

Track 3

William Hooker - drums

 

Track 1-2 – Recorded on 12th February, 1989 live at “Chumley’s” in the Castle at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts by Brian Crawford and staff / Broadcasted on 100.1 FM WBRS
Track 3 –  Recorded in1981 at WKCR-FM, Columbia University, New York City

All tracks previously never released

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All music in this box set composed by William Hooker, published by William Hooker Music / BMI 

NoBusiness Records NBCD 82-85
Release year - 2016
Edition of 1000 copies

Credits and release info

  • Booklet design by Jeff DiPerna, tabula rasa graphic design
  • Design by Oskaras Anosovas
  • Re-mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
  • Produced by Danas Mikailionis
  • Co-producer: Valerij Anosov

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LIGHT. The Early Years 1975-1989 - Jemeel Moondoc

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