Saturday, July 2, 2011

William Hooker & Thomas Chapin - Crossing Points (No Business, 2011) ****

By Stef

It is May 30, 1992. New York. William Hooker plays drums. Thomas Chapin plays sax. They meet. All hell breaks loose. For seventy-one minutes.

No holds barred. No limits. Just exploring. Just interacting. Just enjoying. Volume. Pulse. Speed. Power. Power. Energy. Anger. Depth. Scope. Lyricism. Sensitivity. Rawness. Rebels. Innovators. Ayler. Coltrane. Rashied Ali. Elvin Jones. Billy Higgins. Spirituality. Authenticity. Honesty. Integrity. Reality. Humanity. Energy. Freedom. Optimism. The creative force.

Life.


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© stef

3 comments:

Richard said...

I love this review! Some recordings just don't need an essay, and the pairing of these two surely qualifies.

Yair Yona said...

Listening to The Underground Dead from the album just now, I'm totally blown away by it.

Maxime said...

Very very intense session ! Love it !