The Cookers

Motéma, 2014CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 21.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The Cookers are a team of polished jazz musicians, recording their forth album as a unit since the 2010 debut Warriors. They are a septet with Eddie Henderson (t), Billy Harper (ts), Donald Harrison (as), George Cables (p), Cecil McBee (b) Billy Hart (d) and musical director David Weiss (t). They cook as expected on upbeat swingers like “Sir Galahad” and simmer on relaxed tempo tunes like “Slippin’ and Slidin'”. The program includes tunes composed by five of the members keeping the music fresh with enough variation to keep listeners glued to their chairs. The formula combines sizzling brass with tight rhythms and a shared spotlight across an unselfish band. It works!


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity