Monday, July 14, 2014


After seven years together, The Cookers, who "embody the serious-as-death commitment that it took to thrive on the New York scene some four decades ago" (Andrew Gilbert, The Boston Globe), entered the studio earlier this year to record their fourth album, Time and Time Again, the follow up album to their three critically-acclaimed recordings, Warriors, Cast The First Stone and Believe. On Time and Time again the incredibly high level of musicianship has only increased with the latest offering of fresh, challenging, boundary-pushing music from these legendary, revered, veteran improvisers.  Available on Motema Music, September 16, 2014. The Cookers will be touring the globe in support of the album, see dates below.

Selling Points:
- A true jazz 'super-group', The Cookers features five ground-breaking jazz elders
– Eddie Henderson and Billy Hart (original members of Herbie Hancock's groundbreaking Mwandishi band); Cecil McBee (from the landmark Charles Lloyd Quartet with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette); Billy Harper (a working band member of jazz giants Lee Morgan, Max Roach and Art Blakey) & George Cables (Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson and Sonny Rollins…) Also key to the group’s current sound are the highly respected New Orleans jazz leader, Donald Harrison, and the essential New York trumpeter/arranger David Weiss who is responsible for assembling this fine group and for many of their outstanding arrangements
- One of the hotter tickets on the international jazz scene (Newport, Marciac, Montreal, Saratoga, Detroit, NYC, San Francisco)
- Outstanding original compositions by Harper, Cables, McBee, Hart and Weiss revealing The Cookers as a treasure trove of some of the most soulful and ingenious composers in the jazz firmament. 

The Cookers are: Billy Harper (Tenor Sax), Eddie Henderson (Trumpet), David Weiss (Trumpet), Donald Harrison (Alto Sax), George Cables (Piano), Cecil McBee (Bass) and Billy Hart (Drums)

August 2-Belleayre Music Festival, Highmount, NY
August 3-Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
August 10-Festival Of Jazz, Tabarka, Tunisia
August 12-Jazz in Marciac, Marciac, France
August 13-Oslo Jazz Festival, Oslo, Norway
August 14-Nisville Jazz Festival, Nis, Serbia
August 15-La Petite Pierre Jazz Festival, La Petite Pierre, France
August 17-Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, West Orange, NJ
September 13-Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, Rahway, NJ
September 23 & 24-The Blue Note, New York, NY
September 25-The Dakota, Minneapolis, MN
September 26-SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA
September 28-Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom, CA
September 29-Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz, CA
September 30-Redwood Jazz Alliance, Arcata, CA
October 1-Jimmy Mak's, Portland, OR
October 2-Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA
October 3-Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ
October 4 & 5-The Outpost, Albuquerque, NM
October 17-Thelonious Monk at 97 Jazzathon, Brookfield Place, Battery Park City, New York, NY
November 1-The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
November 7-Exit 0 Jazz Festival, Cape May, NJ

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