Jazz Articles about Jerome Cooper
by Glenn Astarita
Drummer/percussionist Jerome Cooper's fruitful musical legacy with the Revolutionary Ensemble and stints with saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, pianist Cecil Taylor, and others reads like a who's who in modern jazz. Recorded during two solo live performances spanning 1995-1998, Cooper's remarkable agility and captivating musical spirit is enacted throughout these predominately endearing works.
Cooper's polyrhythmic drumming and multitasking persona is prominently exhibited on this outing. The opening piece, Bantul," features the artist's idyllic spin on Indonesian gamelan music, as he utilizes the ...read more