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Produced by Fred Seibert
1. Waltz for Junior
Junior Cook /tenor saxophone
Walter Booker /bass
Al Dailey /piano
Slide Hampton /trombone
Bill Hardman /trumpet, flugelhorn
Mario Rivera /baritone saxophone
Leroy Williams /drums
Arrangements: Slide Hampton
Muse Records MR 5159
This album dramatizes the importance of giving more attention to virile, genuinely creative musicians who have paid their dues many times over and are regarded highly by their peers. Casting Junior Cook with leadership credits and rights at this late date is emblematic of the conspicuous lack of opportunity for proper recognition, especially in this era of overnight “stardom” and excessive recording… and of the void Muse is helping to fill.
Juinor Cook has been cookin’ with his hot tenor for over twenty years. During his long tenure [Read more…]