Voice Choices

The Cookers


The oomph that emerges from this masterful septet’s beefy hard bop has an odd power, and the best way to feel its impact is to catch them live. From Billy Harper’s blowtorch tenor to Eddie Henderson’s lyrical trumpet the blend of voices works in a way that makes you feel like you’re being slapped one second, caressed the next. That might be due to the rhythm section’s consummate finesse.

Jan. 9-12, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2014

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