Junior Cook

Junior Cook

born on 22/7/1934 in Pensacola, FL, United States

died on 4/2/1992 in New York City, NY, United States

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Junior Cook

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Herman "Junior" Cook (July 22, 1934 – February 3, 1992) was a hard bop tenor saxophone player.

Biography

Cook was born in Pensacola, Florida.[1] After playing with Dizzy Gillespie in 1958, Cook gained some fame for his longtime membership in the Horace Silver Quintet (1958–1964); when he and Blue Mitchell left that band, Cook played in Mitchell's quintet (1964–1969). Later associations included Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, George Coleman, Louis Hayes (1975–1976), Bill Hardman (1979–1989), and the McCoy Tyner big band.

In addition to many appearances as a sideman, Junior Cook recorded as a leader for Jazzland (1961), Catalyst (1977), Muse, and SteepleChase.

He also taught at Berklee School of Music for a year during the 1970s.[2]

In the early 1990s Cook was playing with Clifford Jordan and also leading his own group. He died in his apartment in New York City.[2]

Discography

As leader/co-leader

  • Junior's Cookin' (Jazzland, 1960)
  • Ichi-Ban (Timeless, 1976) with Louis Hayes
  • Pressure Cooker (Catalyst, 1977)
  • Good Cookin' (Muse, 1979)
  • Somethin's Cookin' (Muse, 1981)
  • The Place to Be (Steeplechase, 1988)
  • On a Misty Night (Steeplechase, 1989)
  • You Leave Me Breathless (Steeplechase, 1991)

As sideman

With Horace Silver

  • Live at Newport '58 (Blue Note, 1958 [2008])
  • 6 Pieces of Silver (Blue Note, 1956–58)
  • Finger Poppin' (Blue Note, 1959)
  • Blowin' the Blues Away (Blue Note, 1959)
  • Horace-Scope (Blue Note, 1960)
  • Doin' the Thing (Blue Note, 1961)
  • Paris Blues (Pablo, 1962, [2002])
  • The Tokyo Blues (Blue Note, 1962)
  • Silver's Serenade (Blue Note, 1963)
  • Song for My Father (Blue Note, 1964)
  • Music to Ease Your Disease (Silverto, 1988)

With Barry Harris

  • Luminescence! (Prestige, 1967)

With Bill Hardman

  • Home (Muse, 1978)
  • Politely (Muse, 1981 [1982])
  • Focus (Muse, 1982)
  • What's Up (SteepleChase, 1989)

With Freddie Hubbard

  • Sing Me a Song of Songmy (1971)
  • Keep Your Soul Together (1973)
  • High Energy (1974)
  • Polar AC (1974)

With Clifford Jordan

  • Two Tenor Winner (Criss Cross, 1984)
  • Play What You Feel (Mapleshade, 1990 [1997])

With Blue Mitchell

  • The Cup Bearers (Riverside, 1962)
  • The Thing to Do (Blue Note, 1964)
  • Down with It! (Blue Note, 1965)
  • Bring It Home to Me (Blue Note, 1966)
  • Boss Horn (Blue Note, 1966)
  • Heads Up! (Blue Note 1967)

With others

  • Kenny Burrell: Swingin' (Blue Note, 1956 [rel. 1980])
  • Kenny Burrell: Blue Lights (Blue Note, 1958)
  • Dave Bailey Sextet: One Foot in the Gutter (Epic, 1960)
  • Roy Brooks: Beat (Workshop Jazz 1964)
  • Barry Harris: Luminescence! (Prestige, 1967)
  • Cedar Walton: Cedar! (Prestige, 1967)
  • John Patton: That Certain Feeling (Blue Note, 1968) (Mosaic 3)
  • Don Patterson: Opus De Don (Prestige, 1968)
  • Louis Smith: Prancin' (SteepleChase 1979)
  • Mickey Tucker: Sojourn (Xanadu, 1977)
  • McCoy Tyner: Uptown/Downtown (Milestone, 1988)
  • Walter Bishop Jr.: Hot House (Muse 1979)
  • Louis Hayes: Ichi-Ban (Timeless 1979)
  • Vibration Society Hilton Ruiz Steve Turre The Music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Stash 1986)
  • Larry Gales Sextet: A Message from Monk (Candid, 1990)
  • Bertha Hope: Elmo's Fire (Steeplechase, 1991)

References

  1. ^ "Junior Cook at All About Jazz". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Junior Cook, 57, Tenor Saxophonist In Jazz Ensembles". New York Times. 1992-02-05. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
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