The Cookers have been touring in support of their “cooking” release Believe since the summer, igniting crowds at major venues and festivals including the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Caramoor Jazz Festival and more with DownBeat hailing the super-group “a must-see band on the festival circuit.”
The Cooker’s excellent performance at the Caramoor Festival this past summer was such a hit that this holiday season the set will be featured on , the nation’s premier radio outlet. For those on the east coast, tune into WBGO Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30pm EST to hear the broadcast. To see when it’s airing in your area, check local listings or listen online here.
Capping off the year, The Cookers celebrate their first show in NYC in celebration of their release Believe, December 12th at 92Y Tribeca which will be broadcast live by WBGO’s The. Produced by Josh Jackson (and syndicated/archived on NPR Music), the night features The Cookers in a double bill with fellow Motema artist, Geri Allen.
The momentum continues through 2013 as The Cookers start off the year performing at Winter Jazzfest, January 12th at (Le) Poisson Rouge.
The Cookers is tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, trumpeters Eddie Henderson and David Weiss, alto saxophonist Craig Handy, pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Billy Hart.
“as a band, they’re colossal” –NPR
“With Believe, The Cookers hooked me from the first horn blast on the first tune, “Believe, For It Is True.” This masterpiece alone, composed and arranged by tenor genius Billy Harper, should be enough for jazz fans to buy the whole darn album.” –DownBeat
“The Cookers are hard-wired into a golden era of jazz history, but they use tradition as a foundation for creative fury in the present moment” –JazzTimes
“Believe It: The Cookers’ New Album Is Amazing…It’s one of those rare albums that come along a handful of times a year, that will blow you away the first time you give it a close listen.” –Lucid Culture
The Cookers and Geri Allen at 92YTribeca
Live Broadcast By WBGO’s The Checkout
Wednesday, December 12
Geri Allen’s Timeline – 8:00PM
Geri Allen, piano
Kenny Davis, bass
Kassa Overall, drums
Maurice Chestnut, tap-dance
The Cookers – 9:15PM
Billy Harper, tenor saxophone
Eddie Henderson, trumpet
David Weiss, trumpet
Craig Handy, alto saxophone
George Cables, piano
Cecil McBee, bass
Billy Hart, drums
200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
::: SOURCE: Motema Music (Media) :::