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First Listen: The Cookers Quintet - featuring Johnny O’Neal

Friday, 21 October 2016 14:45

First Listen is sponsored by Bay Bloor Radio -The Right Sound For the Right Price.

Toronto’s The Cookers have released two terrific recording over the last couple of years vol. 1 and 2.

On their new one, they welcome in NYC-based pianist and vocalist Johnny O’Neil.

Johnny is a legendary figure in jazz, who’s played with Art Blakey, Dizzy and Clark Terry.

The Cookers are Ryan Oliver  - tenor, Tim Hamel - trumpet, Alex Coleman - bass, and Joel Haynes on drums.

The album was recorded in just 3 hours here in Toronto and if you like hard bop and big smoky blues-infused vocals, you will enjoy this new recording.

Here is your First Listen for October 21, "Dream Blues."

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