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2023 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Read "2023 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde


The City Parks Foundation kicked off its 31st annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. The three day celebration of the life of the late saxophonist Charlie Parker took place in the neighborhood near where Charlie Parker worked and lived. Friday August 25th uptown Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park featured Orrin Evans, Lisa Fischer, and The Captain Black Big Band. Artists also included in the Friday lineup were T.K. Blue and DJ Sets by uptown Vinyl Supreme. The musical celebration ...

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Live Review

The Cookers at Jazz Alley

Read "The Cookers at Jazz Alley" reviewed by Paul Rauch


The Cookers Jazz Alley Seattle, Washington March 21, 2023 As the light rail on the One Line in jny: Seattle rumbled towards downtown, I saw my reflection in the window as I glanced outside. That image was one of an older man, one who had seen a lot, and in the jazz world, heard a lot as well. Yet even more striking was the thought of with whom I would ...

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Live Review

The Cookers at San Francisco Jazz festival

Read "The Cookers at San Francisco Jazz festival" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


The Cookers SFJAZZ The San Francisco Jazz Festival San Francisco June 18, 2019 In the history of the set of musical styles known as jazz, there have been very few groups that are termed “super groups." The Cookers--composed of highly accomplished musicians eminently comfortable and in tune with each other--are the best contemporary example of venerable musicians coming together in a cohesive whole. The band is named after The Night of the Cookers (Blue ...

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Live Review

The Cookers at Nighttown

Read "The Cookers at Nighttown" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


The Cookers Nighttown Cleveland, Ohio February 8, 2017 The jazz business is a fickle mistress. Few things stay the same and what's here today isn't always there tomorrow. As such, the norm for many decades has been for leaders to assemble groups of different sizes and varieties for recordings purposes and then look for pickup bands while touring the country. Although there are always exceptions, seldom do you see ensembles filled with first-call musicians lasting ...

Album Review

The Cookers: Time and Time Again

Read "Time and Time Again" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Delle molte facce del mainstream quella rappresentata da questo CD è una delle più autentiche e caratterizzate, in quanto i membri di The Cookers sono accomunati da determinanti fattori biografici. Nati fra il 1935 ((Cecil McBee) e il 1964 (David Weiss), essi sono stati tutti esponenti di primo piano di quell'hard bop dai risvolti modali che dagli anni Sessanta si è protratto vitale e propositivo per un trentennio; fra l'altro le loro strade professionali si sono più volte incrociate in ...

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Live Review

The Cookers at SFJazz

Read "The Cookers at SFJazz" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


The Cookers SF Jazz San Francisco, California September 26, 2014 When the legendary late jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard joined with saxophonist Lee Morgan and other musicians to perform at Brooklyn's Club La Marchal in April 1975, they produced The Night of the Cookers (Blue Note, 1965), one of history's classic live jazz LPs. Little did anyone involved with the project dream that the name would be taken, years later, for that of a super ...

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Album Review

The Cookers: Time and Time Again

Read "Time and Time Again" reviewed by Troy Collins


Celebrating seven years together, Time and Time Again is the fourth release by The Cookers since the group's recording debut, Warriors (Jazz Legacy Productions, 2010). The band's all-star lineup, who first rose to prominence in the late '60s and early '70s, was initially formed by trumpet player David Weiss, who also serves as musical director. In addition to Weiss, the septet features the muscular frontline of trumpeter Eddie Henderson, tenor saxophonist Billy Harper and alto saxophonist Donald Harrison (replacing Craig ...


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