“If you wondered what has happened to all the passion and intensity, once such essential ingredients of great swinging jazz and now virtually non-existent in so much of today’s outpourings, you’ll find it all in The Cookers,” states JAZZWISE. “The Cookers are hard-wired into the golden era of jazz history, but they use tradition as a foundation for creative fury in the present moment,” says JAZZ TIMES. “This hard-hitting septet wears its name like a mission statement. Rich with a mix of classic elegance and exploration, the group might reference the past by name, but it never sounds less than current,” states the LOS ANGELES TIMES.
Legendary Jazz Supergroup THE COOKERS ("Player for player, there's no better working band in jazz than The Cookers," raves the BOSTON GLOBE). Each member of The Cookers has a keenly individual sound. But it's the unmistakable power of teamwork that makes this music so commanding & resonates with a kind of depth and beauty that speaks of the seasoned track record of its principals (combined, the group has over 250 years of experience & been on 1,000+ recordings). You can feel the collective weight of that experience in their outstanding live performances! "(The Cookers) are some of the best composers, arrangers and musicians we have in jazz..." raves DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE. "A dream team of forward-leaning hard-bop," says the NEW YORK TIMES. The Cookers: NEA Jazz Master BILLY HARPER (Sax), NEA Jazz Master & GRAMMY® Nominee BILLY HART, GRAMMY® Winner CECIL MCBEE (Bass), NEA Jazz Master EDDIE HENDERSON (Trumpet), NEA Jazz Master & GRAMMY® Nominee DONALD HARRISON (Sax) & DAVID WEISS (Trumpet).