Ernest Hood (1923) is a musician and composer from Portland, OR, United States. He was a jazz guitarist in the Portland area in the 1940s, playing with his brother Bill and saxophonist Charlie Barnet. Hood contracted polio in the early 1950s, which confined him to using a wheelchair for the rest of his life. As he could no longer hold a guitar, he started playing the zither. He actually played zither on some of Flora Purim's early albums.
Hood started making field recordings as…
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