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Junior Cook

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: July 22, 1934 | Died: February 3, 1992    

Junior Cook

Junior Cook was a hard bop tenor saxophone player.

Cook was born in Pensacola, Florida. 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 the popular 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....
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”Junior Cook shows himself to be an intense, thoughtful and constructive soloist, not in a hurry to say his piece and making his contributions mean something.” --John Tynan
  • Somethin's Cookin'

    London Records
    1982
  • Good Cookin'

    London Records
    1980
  • Pressure Cooker

    London Records
    1977

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