Junior Cook Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Oct 01, 2011


Date: April 10, 1961
Location: Gold Star Studios, Long Beach, CA
Label: Riverside

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Blue Mitchell (t), Dolo Coker (p), Gene Taylor (b), Roy Brooks (d)

a. b-01    Blue Farouq - 3:53  (Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
b. b-02    Sweet Cakes - 5:26  (Richard 'Blue' Mitchell)
c. b-03    Field Day - 3:55  (Charles 'Dolo' Coker)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP-958 — Junior's Cookin'   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1002-2 — Junior's Cookin'   (1999)

Date: December 4, 1961
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Blue Mitchell (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Gene Taylor (b), Roy Brooks (d)

a. a-01    Myzar - 7:12  (Roland Alexander)
b. a-02    Turbo Village - 5:43  (Charles Davis)
c. a-03    Easy Living - 6:11  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
d. b-04    Pleasure Bent - 6:26  (Roland Alexander)
All titles on:      Jazzland LP 12": JLP-958 — Junior's Cookin'   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 1002-2 — Junior's Cookin'   (1999)

Date: October 19, 1975
Location: Left Bank Jazz Society, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]

Junior Cook, Louis Hayes (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Wayne Dockery (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Private recording may exist.


Date: March 4, 1976
Location: Hnita Hoeve, Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
Label: [private recording]

Junior Cook, Louis Hayes (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.     What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
b.     Ichi-Ban (Number One)  (Ronnie Mathews)

b. is incomplete on only known source.


Date: March 11, 1976
Location: Onkel Pö's, Hamburg, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Junior Cook, Louis Hayes (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. 01    When Sunny Gets Blue - 12:26  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
b. 02    All The Things You Are - 22:35  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. 03    Ichi-Ban (Number One) - 17:58  (Ronnie Mathews)

c. is incomplete on only known source.


Date: March 21, 1976
Location: Wackerhalle, Burghausen, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Junior Cook, Louis Hayes (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: March 22, 1976
Location: Liederhalle, Mozartsaal, Stuttgart, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Junior Cook, Louis Hayes (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. 01    Invitation - 18:40  (Bronislau Kaper, Paul Francis Webster)
b. 02    Book's Bossa - 20:43  (Walter Booker, Cedar Walton)
c. 03    Obsequious - 14:44  (Larry Young)
d. 04    The Moontrane - 16:09  (Woody Shaw)
e. 05    Ichi-Ban (Number One) - 19:10  (Ronnie Mathews)
f. 06    Four For Nothing - 3:14  (Andrew 'Tex' Allen)
g. 07    Sunbath - 15:03  (Peggy Stern)

f. and g. are incomplete on only known source.


Date: March 25, 1976
Location: Haus der Jugend, Graz, Austria
Label: [private recording]

Junior Cook, Louis Hayes (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a.     Sunbath  (Peggy Stern)
b.     Pannonica  (Thelonious Monk)

Date: April 5, 1976
Location: Jazzclub Ostertor, Bremen, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Junior Cook, Louis Hayes (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. 01    Pannonica - 11:27  (Thelonious Monk)
b. 02    Ichi-Ban (Number One) - 19:08  (Ronnie Mathews)
c. 04    Brothers And Sisters - 23:18  (Andrew 'Tex' Allen)
d. 06    'Round Midnight - 15:11  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
e. 07    The Moontrane - 19:14  (Woody Shaw)
f. 08    Book's Bossa - 23:29  (Walter Booker, Cedar Walton)

Woody Shaw (t) on b-f.

Additional unknown selections #3 (4:17) and #5 (3:38).


Date: May 5, 1976
Location: Generation Sound Studio, New York City
Label: Timeless

Junior Cook, Louis Hayes (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Ronnie Mathews (p), Stafford James (b), Louis Hayes (d), Guilherme Franco (per)

a. a-01    Ichi-Ban (Number One) - 5:35  (Ronnie Mathews)
b. a-02    Pannonica - 4:35  (Thelonious Monk)
c. a-03    Brothers And Sisters - 7:00  (Andrew 'Tex' Allen)
d. b-01    The Moontrane - 6:50  (Woody Shaw)
e. b-02    Book's Bossa - 11:45  (Walter Booker, Cedar Walton)
All titles on:      Timeless LP 12": SJP 102 — Ichi-Ban   
     Timeless/Muse LP 12": TI 307 — Ichi-Ban   
     Timeless CD: CD SJP 102 — Ichi-Ban   

Woody Shaw (t) on a, c-e.


Date: November 1, 1977
Location: New York City
Label: Catalyst

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Mickey Tucker (p), Cecil McBee (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. a-01    Sweet Lotus Lips - 5:29  (Mickey Tucker)
b. a-04    Not Quite That - 4:45  (Garnett Brown)
c. b-01    Yardbird Suite - 8:54  (Charlie Parker)
d. b-02    Moment To Moment - 14:29  (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on:      Affinity LP 12": AFF 53 — Pressure Cooker   
     Catalyst LP 12": CAT 7628 — Pressure Cooker   
     Affinity CD: AFF 766 — Stablemates   

On issues, d. split into two parts (3:26 and 11:03).


Date: November 2, 1977
Location: New York City
Label: Catalyst

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Mickey Tucker (p), Art 'Juni' Booth (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. a-02    The Crucifier - 4:44  (Mickey Tucker)
     Affinity CD: AFF 766 — Stablemates   
b. a-03    The 8th Cat - 4:55
Both titles on:      Affinity LP 12": AFF 53 — Pressure Cooker   
     Catalyst LP 12": CAT 7628 — Pressure Cooker   

Some sources give date as December 2, 1977.


Date: October 7, 1978
Location: Sudhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
Label: [private recording]

Junior Cook, Bill Hardman (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Bill Hardman (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Chin Suzuki (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. 01    Are You Real - 15:47  (Benny Golson)
b. 02    Minority - 17:05  (Gigi Gryce)
c. 03    Samba Do Brilho - 16:40  (Guilherme Verguieiro)

Date: June 7, 1979
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Mario Rivera (bar), Bill Hardman (t, fh), Slide Hampton (tb), Albert Dailey (p), Walter Booker (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. a-01    J. C. - 7:07  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. a-02    I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - 4:58  (Ned Washington, George Bassman) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. a-03    Play Together Again - 5:12  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. b-01    Waltz For Junior - 7:45  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. b-02    I Waited For You - 4:39  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Slide Hampton
f. b-03    Mood - 7:23  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Muse LP 12": MR 5159 — Good Cookin'   (1981)
     32 Jazz CD: 32095 — Senior Cookin'   

Date: June 12, 1981
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Buster Williams (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.    alt Fiesta Española - 4:16  (Cedar Walton)
b. a-01    Fiesta Española - 4:58  (Cedar Walton)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5218 — Somethin's Cookin'   
     32 Jazz CD: 32095 — Senior Cookin'   
c.    alt Detour Ahead - 7:16  (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, John Frigo)
d. a-02    Detour Ahead - 4:58  (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, John Frigo)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5218 — Somethin's Cookin'   
     32 Jazz CD: 32095 — Senior Cookin'   
e. a-03    Illusion Of Grandeur - 9:44  (Larry Willis)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5218 — Somethin's Cookin'   
     32 Jazz CD: 32095 — Senior Cookin'   
f. b-01    Heavy Blue - 4:10  (Larry Willis)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5218 — Somethin's Cookin'   
     32 Jazz CD: 32095 — Senior Cookin'   
g.    alt Hindsight - 5:52  (Cedar Walton)
h. b-02    Hindsight - 5:40  (Cedar Walton)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5218 — Somethin's Cookin'   
     32 Jazz CD: 32095 — Senior Cookin'   
i.    alt Chi-Chi - 5:00  (Charlie Parker)
j. b-03    Chi-Chi - 5:24  (Charlie Parker)
     Muse LP 12": MR 5218 — Somethin's Cookin'   
     32 Jazz CD: 32095 — Senior Cookin'   
All titles on:      Muse CD: MCD 5470 — Somethin's Cookin'   

Date: November 23, 1988
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Mickey Tucker (p), Wayne Dockery (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. a-01    Cedar's Blues - 5:01  (Cedar Walton)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1240 — The Place To Be   
b. a-02    I Should Have Known - 11:31  (Mickey Tucker)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1240 — The Place To Be   
c. a-03    Are You Real - 4:54  (Benny Golson)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1240 — The Place To Be   
d.     She Rote - 4:29  (Charlie Parker)
e.     Gnid - 9:00  (Tadd Dameron)
f. b-01    This Is The Place To Be - 7:00  (Mickey Tucker)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1240 — The Place To Be   
g. b-02    Over The Rainbow - 8:50  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1240 — The Place To Be   
h. b-03    The Cupbearers - 8:05  (Tom McIntosh)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1240 — The Place To Be   
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31240 — The Place To Be   

Date: June 1989
Location: New York City
Label: SteepleChase

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Mickey Tucker (p), Walter Booker (b), Leroy Williams (d)

a. 01    On A Misty Night - 6:00  (Tadd Dameron)
b. 02    Innocent One - 5:48  (Mickey Tucker)
c. 03    Wabash - 7:19  (Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley)
d. 04    You Know Who - 8:30  (Bertha Hope)
e. 05    Make The Man Love Me - 10:08  (Arthur Schwartz, Dorothy Fields)
f. 06    Sweet Pumpkin - 10:10  (Ronnell Bright)
g. 07    Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You - 8:10  (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
h. 08    I'll Go My Way By Myself - 7:26  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31266 — On A Misty Night   

e. listed as Make The Girl Love Me.


Date: October 24, 1991
Location: Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA
Label: [radio broadcast]

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Michael Weiss (p), Tony Scherr (b), Andy Watson (d)

a. 01    Gnid - 14:09  (Tadd Dameron)
b. 02    Budini - 7:52  (Buddy Montgomery)
c. 04    Over The Rainbow - 10:39  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg)

Junior Cook (ts) on a, c.

Broadcast on NPR Jazzset. Final selection includes voiceovers.


Date: December 1991
Location: Klampenborg, Denmark
Label: SteepleChase

Junior Cook (ldr), Junior Cook (ts), Valery Ponomarev (t), Mickey Tucker (p), John Webber (b), Joe Farnsworth (d)

a. 01    Junior's Cook - 6:31  (Herman 'Junior' Cook)
b. 02    Envoy - 8:13  (Valery Ponomarev)
c. 03    Warm Valley - 8:56  (Duke Ellington)
d. 04    Sweet Lotus Lips - 7:10  (Mickey Tucker)
e. 05    Trane's Blues [aka Vierd Blues; aka John Paul Jones] - 10:26  (John Coltrane)
f. 06    You Leave Me Breathless - 12:03  (Frederick Hollaender, Ralph Freed)
g. 07    Fiesta Española - 6:49  (Cedar Walton)
h. 08    Mr. P. C. - 5:46  (John Coltrane)
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31304 — You Leave Me Breathless   

e. listed as Vierd Blues.