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Henry Cook is a multi-reed player, whose instruments include alto and baritone saxophones, flute, alto and bass flutes, and a variety of folk woodwinds. His passion for many styles of music, including blues, funk, latin as well as African and Arabic musical forms have given him a very eclectic and personal approach to playing. After studying with Joe Viola at the Berklee college of music in the early eighties, he began his career in Boston playing with the Billy Skinner Double Jazz Quartet. The band worked together for almost ten years, performing regularly at the legendary Wally's Cafe, and playing festivals throughout the Northeast, as well as England and Northern Ireland

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Tony Cattano Ottetto al Pinocchio Live Jazz

Read "Tony Cattano Ottetto al Pinocchio Live Jazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Pinocchio Live Jazz Firenze 31.10.2015 L'apertura della stagione 2015-2016 del Pinocchio Live Club, lo storico punto di riferimento per gli appassionati di jazz fiorentini, è stata affidata a uno dei gruppi più interessanti e curiosi della recente scena italiana, quell'Ottetto di Tony Cattano che ha pubblicato all'inizio dell'anno per ...

Accurate Records: Growing Out of Boston

Read "Accurate Records: Growing Out of Boston" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In the age of globalization, when almost every musician churns out his or her own record digitally, the boundary between being a one-man business and a record company is porous. However, while many of the new labels remain dedicated to a small circle of artists, there is also the more rarified example of the musician-based label ...

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Either/Orchestra: Mood Music for Time Travellers

Read "Mood Music for Time Travellers" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The past 25 years have been a time of transition for The Either/Orchestra. Members have come and gone and come back again. Their music has imbibed several styles and genres and grown all the richer. One of the sagest moves they made was the long, and fruitful, collaboration with Ethiopian music and with musicians that included ...

Live at Montreux Detroit

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The Henry Cook Band with Bobby Ward: Live at Montreux Detroit

Read "Live at Montreux Detroit" reviewed by Robert Spencer

A solid disc full of genial and sure-handed ensemble playing from the tremendous front line of Henry Cook (reeds), Cecil Brooks (trumpet), and Salim Washington (tenor saxophone). Plus drummer Bobby Ward for firepower. Cook wrote four of these tracks, and Ward contributed two. These are all fine hard bop and post-hard bop heads full of terrific ...


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