A multi-generational powerhouse band of hard bop icons, The Cookers was founded by acclaimed trumpeter David Weiss, and also features tenor saxophonist Billy Harper (veteran of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers); New Orleans based alto-saxophonist Donald Harrison (known as “the King of Nouveau Swing”); trumpeter Eddie Henderson, (who gained fame as part of Herbie Hancock’s electric Mwandishi group); pianist George Cables (one of jazz’s most enduring composers/pianists); bass legend Cecil McBee; and iconic drummer, Billy Hart. This all-star ensemble has released five critically acclaimed recordings, including Time and Time Again, which was the iTunes Jazz CD of the year in 2014. Each member of The Cookers has led their own groups and each has a keenly individual sound; but it is the unmistakable power of their teamwork that makes their music so commanding.
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