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Cookers, The - Believe


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In an interview, drum great Billy Hart summed up his attitude toward The Cookers succinctly but emphatically: „Believe in us," he insisted (tacking an expletive onto the end that served to press the point home). Over the course of two albums, The Cookers have given jazz audiences plenty of reason to believe, and their Motéma/Membran debut, bearing the simple but eloquent title Believe, finds the all-star septet continuing to keep the faith in swinging fashion - their third release, celebrating their fifth anniversary as a working ensemble.

The credentials of these seven musicians are beyond reproach, but simply gathering a group of legends and throwing them into a recording studio isn't necessarily a recipe for success, points out David Weiss, the band's founder, chief organizer, and trumpeter. „A lot of basketball teams throughout the years have signed a group of all-stars and assumed they would win it all because they had assembled the best group of players imaginable and in the end lost because they never really considered that the group would not gel and could not play together," Weiss points out by way of illustration. „You can't just put a bunch of names together and expect it to be great. These guys just turned out to be the perfect combination."

It's impossible to foresee how any ensemble will gel until the first notes are played, of course, but The Cookers had an inherent advantage in the fact that these legendary jazzmen had all proven themselves integral components in great bands of the past. Harper was a member of groups led by Lee Morgan and Max Roach and served a two-year stint with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers; trumpeter Eddie Henderson and drummer Billy Hart were both part of Herbie Hancock's electric Mwandishi ensemble; pianist George Cables played alongside Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper; and bassist Cecil McBee anchored Charles Lloyd's famed 1960s quartet with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette.

„This is a band," Weiss says, emphasizing the fact that the unit has cohered into something that transcends its all-star status. „But it's a band of guys who have been in a lot of the most important bands in the history of this music. They know what it's like to be in a band and what makes bands great."
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Artikelnummer 233644
Streckkod 0885150336441
Utgivningsdatum 2012-10-10
Kategori Jazz
Skivbolag Motéma
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister Cookers, The
Disk: 1
1 Believe, For It Is True
2 Temptation(s)
3 Ebony Moonbeams
4 Free For All
5 Quest
6 But He Knows
7 Tight Squeeze
8 Naaj
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