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Taking their name from legendary jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s touchstone 1965 Blue Note album The Night of the Cookers, this Brooklyn-based outfit excels in hard-bop jazz with a subtle hip-hop influence. Melding old school bebop with contemporary rhythms, The New Cookers forge a bold, distinctive sound that pays tribute to their borough’s rich musical heritage. They return to the BAMcafé as part of the 16th annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.
Experience counts, especially in jazz. The more time musicians spend interpreting tunes and interacting with others, the more articulation an audience can expect. You can hear the fruits of such work in the expressive language The Cookers bring to the bandstand and to their three critically acclaimed recordings, Warriors, Cast the First Stone andBelieve. This exciting new all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid ‘60s spirit with a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today.