Oasis of Whispers

Lines of the World
Calligraphy of some unknown language
Stop time…being
Perception, like a radio receiver
tuned to all the frequencies of the world
an oasis of whispers…


1. The Mechanism 7:40
2. Eyemote 3:06
3. Blue Seven* 5:07
4. Conference Call 16:40
5. H2 1:12
6. Sonarisme 2:09
7. View from Bellvue 6:41
8. Oasis of Whispers 6:50
9. Blow 3:47

All compositions by Glen Hall, William Hooker and Lee Ranaldo (except * by Sonny Rollins) published by Kikue Music (SOCAN).

Glen Hall – tenor/soprano saxophones, flute, bass flute, piccolo, bass clarinet, percussion, effects
William Hooker – drums
Lee Ranaldo – guitar, audio collages, effects

Recorded live at the Tralfamadore, Buffalo, New York, September 6, 2001
Engineer – Steve Baczkowski
Editing – Glen Hall at Stimulus/Response
Mastering – Iouri Dmitrievski
Poem – Glen Hall
Producer – Glen Hall

“A journey in free improv performed by a trio comprised of Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) on guitar, audio collages and effects, free jazz legend William Hooker on drums, and multi-instrumentalist Glen Hall on tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, piccolo, bass flute, bass clarinet, and percussion.

The set was performed live at the Tralfamadore in Buffalo, NY in September of 2001 and represents the first recorded document by this formidable unit. The 9 tracks cover a wide variety of styles ranging from more traditional bop to full-on psychedelic freak-outs. Their fine take on the Sonny Rollins classic ‘Blue Seven’ is one of many highlights.

Glen Hall lays down some tasteful yet challenging tenor riffs that slink through the barbed wire and broken glass of Lee Ranaldo’s guitar textures. Hooker hijacks Max Roach’s original blueprint and goes on an interstellar journey of new time signatures along the way.”