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iTUNES NAMES THE COOKERS "TIME AND TIME AGAIN" THE 2014 "JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR"!!, NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED, WINTER JAZZFEST PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED!
(Published: December 16, 2014)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


iTUNES NAMES THE COOKERS
"TIME AND TIME AGAIN"
On Motema Music
THE 2014 "JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR"

THE COOKERS LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE
Click Here to Check It Out!

"TIME AND TIME AGAIN" GARNERS MASS CRITICAL ACCLAIM - See Quotes Below

THE COOKERS TO PERFORM MUSIC
FROM "TIME AND TIME AGAIN"
@ THE 2015 WINTER JAZZFEST
Saturday, January 10, 2015 @ 8:45 PM
The Minetta Lane Theatre, 18-22 Minetta Lane, NYC


After seven years together, The Cookers, who "embody the serious-as-death commitment that it took to thrive on the New York scene some four decades ago" (Andrew Gilbert, The Boston Globe), entered the studio earlier this year to record their fourth album, Time and Time Again (released on September 16), the follow up album to their three critically-acclaimed recordings, Warriors, Cast The First Stone and Believe. Time and Time Again has now been named iTunes' "JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR" for 2014 - see all of the winners at iTunes.com/BestMusic2014. This distinguished honor coincides with the launching of the band's new website (check out the plethora of information, photos, videos and more HERE! ), and comes on the heels of massive international outpouring amount of critical acclaim for the group (a small sampling of quotes is below).

WINTER JAZZFEST performance announced: The incredibly high level of musicianship that The Cookers (as managed and produced by David Weiss) are known for will be on full display as the band takes the stage at The Minetta Theatre as part of the 2015 Winter Jazzfest on Saturday, January 10, 2015 (@ 8:45 PM).

You can't buy experience, and The Cookers have it in abundance; combined, the group has over 250 years of experience in the jazz world, and has been a part of over 1,000 recordings. The lineup features the veritable jazz legends, Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, and Billy Hart, each bandleaders in their own right, and also key sidemen for seminal bands in the exhilarating era of the mid 1960s. Representing a younger generation of ace veterans are Weiss on trumpet, and the band's newest member, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison.

On Time and Time Again you can hear and feel the decades of living and playing these warhorses have racked up in the bands of jazz stalwarts such as Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, Max Roach, Art Blakey and many others. Also on full display is the take-no-prisoners approach that the band has become known for worldwide, married with a profound melodic and harmonic sophistication. "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," said Tony Hall in JazzWise Magazine (UK), who rated the release at the top of his year end list, as did iTunes, which has named the release "Jazz Album of the Year" for 2014.

The breadth of the compositions on Time and Time Again spans more than 40 years, from a revamped version of a Billy Harper tune 'Sir Galahad' which he first recorded on his debut album 'Capra Black' (in 1973), to two brand new tunes from bassist Cecil McBee, making their debut on this recording. The CD also features music from the pen of Billy Hart, George Cables and David Weiss. Time and Time Again also marks the recording debut of Donald Harrison with The Cookers, a wonderful new addition to this group of "musician's musicians". "The process of rehearsing this great music and bringing it to life and then performing and recording it is an amazing experience for me, these brilliant musicians still surprise me on a regular basis," said trumpeter/bandleader David Weiss.

"The Cookers are more interested in making history than they are in re-living it . . ."
(J Hunter, Nippertown), and through the music on Time and Time Again The Cookers produce a mighty force of commitment, to each other, and to the music.


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CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR
THE COOKERS "TIME AND TIME AGAIN"

"This really is the best working band anywhere at the moment . . . This record is what jazz should always be about."
- Tony Hall, JazzWise Magazine (named an "Album of The Year 2014")

"This combustible hard-bop wrecking crew - Eddie Henderson and David Weiss on trumpets, Billy Harper and Donald Harrison on saxophones, George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass and Billy Hart on drums - recently released its excellent fourth album, 'Time and Time Again.'"
- Nate Chinen, The New York Times

"Named for a classic 1965 Freddie Hubbard live LP, The Night of the Cookers, this all-star outfit led by trumpeter David Weiss features veteran players who have no difficulty living up to their fiery appellation."
- Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York

"The Cookers remain a blast furnace of infectious power and rhythm. Four top-notch horn players erupt together in chromatic splendor . . . while the nonpareil rhythm section of Cables, McBee and Hart keeps finding new ways to stoke and shift the pulse of tune."
- Britt Robson, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

"On their fourth disc, this Magnificent Seven of gutsy acoustic jazz delivers their most diverse outing yet. The group's superlative soloing is kept at modest length, skillfully serving the exhilarating, shifting arrangements while the ensemble has a startling fullness . . . Each successive Cookers disc is increasingly fiery and forward-reaching."
- Jeff Potter, DownBeat Magazine (4 stars)

"The Cookers cook, all right, and if anything they've become even more assured, skillful and single-minded with each new offering."
- Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes Magazine

"Trumpeter David Weiss corrals some of jazz's most undersung legends into one heavyweight hard-bop supergroup"
- Shaun Brady, The Philadelphia City Paper

"Okay, simply put [this] is a great album. The music, like the artists, featured on Time and Time Again represents both the past, the present and the future. It is timeless in its greatness."
- Geraldine Wyckoff, OffBeat Magazine

"If you've never heard The Cookers, the most authentic hard-bop ensemble in jazz today, 'Sir Galahad,' from Time and Time Again, is a wonderful place to start . . . The Cookers may both honor and embody the old classics, but this music keeps rolling and reinventing itself into tomorrow"
- Britt Robson, eMusic, Wondering Sound

"These guys just want to burn, and on their fourth album together, that's exactly what they do . . . this is a group brimming with creativity and passion . . ."
- Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times

"This is all the straight-ahead goodness you could ask for. The members, by the way, are giants of Jazz . . ."
- Dave Sumner, eMusic, Wondering Sound

"These guys are difficult to beat for straight­up, consummate
playing - top to­bottom . . . like a collective machine in a giant groove . . . we have cats who can blow and deliver gorgeous solos and yet truly understand the meaning of operating as an ensemble. As good as 'Time & Time Again' is, if you have a chance to check out The Cookers live, don't hesitate to do so."
- Jon W. Poses, Columbia Daily Tribune

"Every one of their albums to date has been a winner, this one definitely included."
- Philip Freeman, The New York City Jazz Record

"Classic hard bop jazz is alive and well - and in the capable hands of this all-star septet of major jazz figures."
- Jack Garner, The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

"Led by trumpeter David Weiss, this fierce all-star band of jazz hard-bop survivors have a depth of experience second to none."
- Marcus Crowder, The Sacramento Bee

"The name Cookers applies to the musicians, the material and the mindset that produces such consistently great jazz."
- Chris Smith, The Winnipeg Free Press

"Enough experience in jazz as music and lifestyle to comprise the greatest jazz music faculty ever assembled anywhere in an institution of higher education . . . the ensemble playing is uncommonly rich . . . hugely appealing."
- Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

"A multi-generational powerhouse band of hard bop icons"
- Weekly Alibi

"A program of music whose vitality is convincing proof that the band's name is deserved on the basis of the nine performances heard here . . . The mix of strong compositions, solid ensemble playing and the superb rhythm section, along with the mix of technical mastery, passion, imagination and inventiveness make 'Time and Time Again' another outstanding recording by The Cookers."
- Ron Weinstock, The Jazz & Blues Report

"This all-star septet features the fully evolved talents of a core team of seasoned veteran instrumentalists . . ."
- Mark Holston, Jazziz Magazine

"The Cookers is a superband of savvy veterans who have released four CDs together since forming seven years ago. There's not a weak track here, and the playing is quite something. Time and Time Again is a most-worthy successor to their prior CDs, Warriors, Cast The First Stone and Believe."
- Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes

"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."
- Chris Barton, The Los Angeles Times

"A remarkable band at the height of its collective powers."
- Chris Waddington, The Times-Picayune

"This is the greatest jazz super-band working."
- Charles L. Latimer, Detroit Metro Times

"Together these guys mix lava rich dark harmonies with adventurous rhythms and solos that makes most of today's material seem antiseptic."
- George Harris, JazzWeekly.com

"The Cookers' fourth album, Time and Time Again, is another great hard-bop workout."
- Paul Weideman, The Sante Fe New Mexican


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