Louis Hayes/Junior Cook Quintet
Louis Hayes/Junior Cook Quintet – At Onkel Po’S Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976
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Recorded live in Hamburg in 1976, this concert sees saxophonist Junior Cook and drummer Louis Hayes at the peak of their powers. The lyrical cook displays a strong Coltrane influence in his playing. Pianist Ronnie Matthews and trumpeter add in with some weighty solos on the 7 track selection, all of which exceed 11 minutes. The 22 minute standard ‘All Things You Are’ is a stand-out as is Shaw’s fiery ‘Moontrane’. ‘Ichiban’ is another thumping post Hard Bop groove. Five masters at work on this accomplished live recording.