Walk in the Park Jerry Cook Quartet +

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  • 1Walk in the Park05:35
  • 2Lazy Days05:44
  • 3Smile04:34
  • 4Soul Eyes06:50
  • 5Hello My Lovely06:39
  • 6Scarlet Ribbons06:08
  • 7Summertime05:50
  • 8Cook's Blues06:29
  • 9Georgia on My Mind06:08
  • 10Nature's Lament06:50
  • Total Runtime01:00:47

Info for Walk in the Park

A hard swinging, soulful debut by Vancouver saxophonist Jerry Cook. Walk In The Park sizzles from the opening downbeat. Features 4 wonderfully written originals as well as 2 classics and some unearthed gems.

A Walk In The Park is an absolute delight to listen to from start to finish. The complexity is in the simplicity. The music reflects how Jerry is as a person: swinging and soulful. The all-star Vancouver rhythm section of pianist Chris Gestrin, bassist John Lee and drummer Jesse Cahill provide the perfect foil for Jerry's bluesy flourishes a la Arnett Cobb, Stanley Turrentine and Willis Jackson.

"Tenor saxophonist Jerry Cook lists Stanley Turrentine and Gene Harris among his influences, so when he leads a jazz ensemble, you just know it will be a soulful, bluesy outing. This album of standards, ballads and originals was recorded soon after Cook debuted his quartet at Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver last fall. His bandmates are Chris Gestrin (piano), Jesse Cahill (drums) and John Lee (bass.) The "+" in the band's name is for guitarist Dave Sikula, who joins on certain tunes. Look forward to their Horace Silver-inspired take on "Summertime," a surprisingly swinging arrangement of "Smile" and their transparent touch on "Soul Eyes." (Robert Rowat, C B C Summer 2020 guide)

Jerry Cook, tenor saxophone
Chris Gestrin, piano
John Lee, double bass
Jesse Cahill, drums
Dave Sikula, guitar

Recorded at Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, BC on October 1, 2019 by Sheldon Zaharko

Jerry Cook Quartet
Tenor saxophonist Jerry Cook has been a staple of the Vancouver blues and roots music scene for over 30 years and now makes his Frankie’s debut. Influenced by Stanley Turrentine and Gene Harris, he’s put together a stellar jazz quartet to play soulful standards, ballads, and originals. The Quartet will be recording it’s first album (on Cellar Live) shortly after this performance.

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