William Hooker ‎– Light The Early Years 1975 - 1989

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NoBusiness Records ‎– NBCD 82-85
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4 × CD, Remastered
Box Set, Limited Edition
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DISC ONE … is eternal life
1-1 Drum Form (includes: Wings - Prophet Of Dogon - Still Water - Desert Plant - TUNE)
Percussion, Vocals – William Hooker
18:06
1-2 Soy: Material / Seven
Bass – Mark Miller (3)Tenor Saxophone – David Murray
26:48
1-3 Passages (Anthill)
Tenor Saxophone – David S. Ware
19:27
DISC TWO … is eternal life , Brighter Lights
2-1 Pieces I & II
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Hasaan DawkinsPercussion – William HookerTenor Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Les Goodson
18:46
2-2 Above And Beyond 4:50
2-3 Others (Unknowing)
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Alan Braufman
4:57
2-4 Patterns I, II And III
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Alan Braufman
14:54
2-5 3 & 6 / Right
Piano – Mark Hennen
13:15
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2-6 Present Happiness
Alto Saxophone – Jemeel MoondocTenor Saxophone – Hasaan Dawkins
16:47
DISC THREE William Hooker Trio “Formulas Of Approach"
3-1 Anchoring / Inclusion / 3 & 6 (Right)
Tenor Saxophone – Booker T Williams*Trumpet – Roy Campbell
24:16
3-2 Clear, Cold Light / Into Our Midst / Japanese Folk Song (traditional)
Tenor Saxophone – Booker T Williams*Trumpet – Roy Campbell
42:32
DISC FOUR William Hooker Trio “Transition"
4-1 Contrast (With A Feeling)
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Richard KeeneTrumpet – Lewis Barnes
11:56
4-2 Naturally Forward
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Richard KeeneTrumpet – Lewis Barnes
32:20
4-3 Continuity Of Unfoldment 16:18

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Disc One:
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
Disc Two:
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.
[Tracks 3 to 5 recorded ca. 1984 (according Tom Lord's discography) but the LP was released in 1982?!]
Track 6 - recorded in 1980 - Previously unreleased track
Disc Three:
Recorded on 22nd February, 1988 at Roulette Club, New York City with assistance of Jim Staley and staff
All tracks on Disc Three previously unreleased
Disc Four:
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 on Disc Four previously unreleased

Disc 1 and Disc 2 tracks 1 + 2 originally released on a double LP “... Is Eternal Life” on William Hooker’s label Reality Unit Concepts / RUC – 444
Disc 2 tracks 3 to 5 originally released on the LP “Brighter Lights” on William Hooker’s label Reality Unit Concepts / RUC – 445

Limited edition of 1000 box sets

Box contains a 24p. booklet with photographs, liner notes and scans of the LP covers.

Music composed by William Hooker, William Hooker music / BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 779022 077623 >
  • Rights Society: BMI

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