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William Hooker: Mindfulness

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Drummer William Hooker is a lifelong iconoclast. From the late-’70s N.Y.C. loft scene jams to his ’90s collaborations with Billy Bang, Zeena Parkins and Sonic Youthers Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo, Hooker has ceaselessly expanded not only the vocabulary of his instrument, he’s defied rigid categories by breaking down genres into universal music expression-in short, he has the mad chops and humanistic empathy to play with any musician on the planet.

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