Greeting’s eveyone, due to some dysfuntional problems with Win7, poorly written software and fat fingers etc I will be out of sync for a few days. Until then, KEEP THE FAITH and JAZZ ALIVE! –Rob Young | The Urban Flux
David Cook -][- PATHWAY – [BJU RECORDS, 2010]
Possessing patience, self-awareness, and experience; knowing when to step out as a leader, is essential for a jazz musician. David Cook, originally from Columbus, OH, is an artist armed with these qualities in abundance, and combining them with an undeniably massive talent as a pianist/composer, allows his artistry to radiate beautifully through every note on his debut recording, Pathway. The recording, featuring bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Mark Ferber, was lovingly produced by fellow pianist and mentor, Bruce Barth, was released on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records on December 7, 2010.
After many years, and currently, working as a pianist on the New York scene with musicians such as Lizz Wright, Alan Ferber, Donny McCaslin, Lew Soloff, Sunny Jain, John Ellis, Nir Felder, Matt Wilson, Victor Wooten, Shane Endsley, Dennis Chambers, and pop artists N-Sync (during the heyday of their career), Justin Timberlake and Natasha Bedingfield, among many others, Cook felt it was the perfect time to leap into the role of bandleader and recording artist. “After spending years in New York learning and performing other musicians’ works, I began to re-dedicate myself to writing. I found myself slowly absorbing all the different, beautiful musical influences I’d been surrounded by and channeling them into my own tunes. It’ll take me years to fully process everything I’ve heard and learned during this time, but I thought a good way to start is with the classic piano trio setting. Mark Ferber and Matt Clohesy have been frequent bandmates of mine in different settings, and they have such a good hookup that I knew all I needed to do was write some tunes and get out of the way!”, said Cook.
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