b. 27 Feb 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Although a self-taught pianist, Hooper examined structure at Louisiana Condition University before getting into the marketing business being a author of jingles. In Chicago in the middle-70s he produced a huge band which produced a fine record, Appear What They’ve Done, and was beaten to a Grammy by Woody Herman. Types of his assimilation of current musical believed can be noticed on graphs that he composed for Don Ellis. Hooper’s marketing career ran in the middle-60s before past due 70s, when he became a studio room musician in LA. An intermittent big music group under Hooper’s command has confirmed his arranging abilities with their mixture of golf swing era concepts and contemporary noises. These charts have got attracted the interest of many youthful music artists playing in university and university rings on both edges from the Atlantic, a lot of whom make use of Hooper’s arrangements.