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William Hooker/Roger Miller/Lee Ranaldo: Monsoon

Read "Monsoon" reviewed by John Kelman

You know that you are listening to something very different when the instrument that best creates a harmonic centre is the drum kit. Atavistic inaugurates its Out Trios series with a live recording by guitarist Lee Ranaldo, bassist Roger Miller, and drummer William Hooker that explores the many facets of texture, rhythm and timbre. Monsoon is ...

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William Hooker/Roger Miller/Lee Ranaldo: Out Trios, Vol. 1: Monsoon

Read "Out Trios, Vol. 1: Monsoon" reviewed by Clifford Allen

While the idea is consistently maligned by the improvised music cognoscenti, it is nevertheless a fact that the heaps of praise and credibility given improvised music by members of Sonic Youth – specifically guitarists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo – have helped provide free jazz the boost in popularity that it enjoys today. Moore is of ...