Junior's Cookin'

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Junior's Cookin'
Studio album by Junior Cook
Released 1962
Recorded April 10 and December 4, 1961
Gold Star Studios, Long Beach, California and New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:46
Label Jazzland
JLP 58
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Charlie Rouse chronology
Junior's Cookin'
(1961)
Stablemates
(1977)

Junior's Cookin' is the debut album led by American jazz saxophonist Junior Cook which was recorded in 1961 for the Jazzland label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3½ stars stating "The result, while not essential listening, is a satisfying and honest set that provides an appealing portrait of both Cook and Mitchell, two central, although not seminal, figures in the development of hard bop".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Junior Cook except as indicated

  1. "Myzar" - 7:12
  2. "Turbo Village" - 5:43
  3. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 6:11
  4. "Blue Farouq" (Blue Mitchell) - 3:53
  5. "Sweet Cakes" - 5:26
  6. "Field Day" - 3:55
  7. "Pleasure Bent" (Roland Alexander) - 6:26
  • Recorded at Gold Star Studios in Long Beach, California on April 10, 1961 (tracks 4-6) and New York City on December 4, 1961 (tracks 1-3 & 7)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jazzland Records discography accessed November 16, 2012
  2. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review accessed November 16, 2012