The Cookers: Believe

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Label: MOTEMA
Catalog: MTM92
Format: CD

Billy Harper: tenor sax, Eddie Henderson: trumpet, David Weiss: trumpet, Craig Handy: alto sax, George Cables: piano, Cecil McBee: bass, Billy Hart: drums

Believe For It Is True • Tight Squeeze • But He Knows • Free For All • Temptation(s) • Ebony Moonbeams • Quest • Naaj

Following up their acclaimed CDs Warriors and Cast the First Stone, this pyrotechnic supergroup explores a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals on their fifth-anniversary disc Believe! Features Eddie Henderson & Billy Hart (original members of Herbie Hancock’s groundbreaking Mwandishi band); Cecil McBee (from the landmark Charles Lloyd Quartet with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette); Billy Harper (working band member of jazz giants Lee Morgan, Max Roach, and Art Blakey); George Cables (an integral participant for superstars Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and Sonny Rollins); and David Weiss & Craig Handy some of the heaviest players of their generation.

Price: $18.98