Jim Cooper Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Oct 01, 2011


Date: ca. 1991
Location: Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Jim Cooper (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ts), Jim Cooper (vib), Bob Dogan (p), Dan DeLorenzo (b), Charlie Braugham (d), Alejo Poveda (per)

a. 01    Cheryl - 5:30  (Charlie Parker)
b. 02    Waltz For Betty - 7:51  (Jim Cooper)
c. 03    I Waited For You - 5:49  (Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie)
d. 04    Tough Town - 8:29  (Jim Cooper)
e. 05    The Dolphin - 6:05  (Luis Eça)
f. 06    Shades Of Light - 7:08  (Hubert Laws)
g. 07a    Town Sound  (Bob Dogan)
h. 07b    She'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - 12:33
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DD-446 — Tough Town   (1991)

g, h performed as medley.

Alejo Poveda (per) on e, g-h.

No recording date listed. CD released 1991.


Date: November 25 & 26, 1991
Location: P.S. Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Delmark

Jim Cooper (ldr), Ira Sullivan (ss, ts, t, xyl), Jim Cooper (vib), Bob Dogan (p), Dan DeLorenzo (b), Charlie Braugham (d), Alejo Poveda (per)

a. 01    Nutville - 8:15  (Horace Silver)
b. 02    Mallethead - 6:32  (Jim Cooper)
c. 03    Mija - 5:56  (Bob Dogan)
d. 04    Bemsha Swing - 3:22  (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best)
e. 05    Cantor Da Noite - 5:53  (Ivan Lins)
f. 06    Sui Fumi - 7:43  (Bob Dogan)
g. 07    Autumn Nocturne - 8:01  (Joseph Myrow, Kim Gannon)
h. 08    Cabbie Patch - 8:25  (Bob Dogan)
i. 09    Tanga - 8:26  (Dizzy Gillespie)
All titles on:      Delmark CD: DD 457 — Nutville   (1992)

Ira Sullivan (ss) on c, f-g; (ts) on b, g-h; (t) on a, i; (xyl) on a; Bob Dogan (p) on a-c, e-i; Alejo Poveda (per) on a, c, e, i.

Sullivan plays balafon (African xylophone) on a and samba whistle on i.


Date: December 9, 2003
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Label: Jazzmyn

Jim Cooper (ldr), Rob Smith (ss, ts, t), Jim Cooper (vib, per), Terry Lower (p), Tom Lockwood (b), Larry Ochiltree (d), Rob Mulligan (cga, per)

a. 01    Nancy's Kitchen - 8:24  (Jim Cooper)
b. 02    Itchin' To Groove - 5:50  (Jim Cooper)
c. 03    Third Circle - 5:38  (Jim Cooper)
d. 04    Setting Moon - 7:26  (Jim Cooper)
e. 05    This Could Be The Start Of Something - 6:12  (Steve Allen)
f. 06    Lonely Street - 7:54  (Jim Cooper)
g. 07    Vision - 7:18  (Jim Cooper)
h. 08    What The World Needs Now Is Love - 7:22  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
i. 09    Datura - 7:11  (Jim Cooper)
All titles on:      Jazzmyn CD: JR 606 — Itchin' To Groove   (2004)

Date: March 28, 2008
Location: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
Label: Big O Records

Jim Cooper, Dave Hay, Mike Van Lente (ldr), Jim Cooper (vib, mar, chk), Dave Hay (syn), Mike Van Lente (d)

a. 01    Sbelac Groove - 5:04  (Dave Hay) / arr: Dave Hay
b. 02    Wind And The Waves - 7:52  (Jim Cooper) / arr: Jim Cooper
c. 03    Waiting For Your Smile - 7:46  (Jim Cooper) / arr: Jim Cooper
d. 04    Falling Star - 5:42  (Dave Hay) / arr: Dave Hay
e. 05    Warmth - 5:02  (Dave Hay) / arr: Dave Hay
f. 06    Fake Out - 6:08  (Dave Hay) / arr: Dave Hay
g. 07    Djinni - 7:57  (Jim Cooper) / arr: Jim Cooper
h. 08    Designated Hitter - 5:47  (Dave Hay) / arr: Dave Hay
All titles on:      Big O Records CD: — Trio Musik   (2008)

Group known as the Cooper, Hay, Van Lente Group.