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Now receiving national and international airplay!

Ranked as #6 on the Canadian National Jazz Charts for the week of March 22nd

Recieving near-daily Air-Play on Canada's Biggest Jazz Station: JazzFM 91.1

Recorded a voice over for Hawaii Public Radio

Airplay and coverage on CBC's Tonic and Fresh Air

 Recieved airplay on a total of 83 radio stations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, The United States, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and England

The Cook Book provides some tasty recipes, prepared to perfection.

David Olds (Editor’s Pick) – Wholenote Magazine

Cook’s playing is imaginative and flows with wonderfully natural ebullience. When

he solos, no matter what instrument it is on, he conjures magic in the delicate and 

balletic readings of his cores. Cook is a true virtuoso and his playing has an airborne 

grace and definitive precision.  All of this together with a recording of crisp 

transparency makes for a memorable disc.

Raul Da Gama – Toronto Music Report

This set is totally tasty throughout.  Check it out.

Chris Spector – The Midwest Record


Exquisitely prepared and dished up for your aural appendages… it’s hard to believe 

that Taylor’s alto sax, flute & clarinet can smoke up a kitchen (or any other room, for 

that matter) with such delicious sonic delicacies, but (as “they” say) – the proof’s in 

th’ puddin’!  You’ll become a believer the instant you hear the delicious rhythms and 

reed work on “El Toro“… a (very) broad range of talent displayed through Taylor’s 

horns on this one.

Dick Metcalf - Improvijazzation Nation 



Taylor cook prepares meals on alto sax, flute and clarinet here with a core group of chefs in Jack Bodkin/key, Brandon Wall/g Justin Gray/b and Robin Claxton for a full menu of accessible jazz. 

George W. Harris - Jazz Weekly 


The Cook Book


Taylor Cook releases his highly anticipated new recording The Cook Book.

The Cook Book, Taylor's first major release since For Lilia in 2009 departs

from a small band format to feature 20 of Toronto's finest musicians including

multi-juno award winner Mike Murley. The CD focuses around Taylor's new

original compositions and re-imagined arrangements of some of his earlier

work. Working closely with Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries as producer,

The Cook Book features a wide range of styles and is sure to have something

for everyone to gobble up.



International Release Concert March 22nd, 2016 at Burdock Music Hall, Toronto!



Taylor Cook – Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet
Jack Bodkin – Piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Brandon Wall – Guitar
Justin Gray – Acoustic and Electric Bass
Robin Claxton – Drums
Jeff Larochelle – Tenor Sax (Track 2, 3, 9)
Dave Neill – Baritone Sax (Track 9)
James Rhodes – Trumpet (Track 4, 9)
Andrew McAnsh – Trumpet (Track 9)
Karl Silvera – Trombone (Track 4, 9)
Anders Azzopardi – Trombone (Track 9)
Alex Samaras – Voice (Track 2)
Amahl Arulanandam – Cello (Track 4, 8)
Anna Atkinson – Viola (Track 4, 8)
Ben Plotnick – Violin (Track 4, 8)
Aline Homzy – Violin (Track 4, 8)
Emiliy Johnson – Alto Flute (Track 5)
Special Guest Mike Murley – Tenor Sax (Track 1)
Special Guest Tim Ries – Soprano Sax (Track 7)

Track List
1. The Replacement 5:30
2. Splainin’ 5:25
3. Backstroke Boogie (Tri Suite Part 1) 7:22
4. Biker’s Dozen (Tri Suite Part 2) 5:39
5. Bookin’ It! (Tri Suite Part 3) 4:06
6. Here We Go, Again 6:01
7. El Toro 5:54
8. Lilia 7:07
9. Sunny Side of the Street 7:04
10. Testifyn’ –5:10


Tracks 1-8 Composed and Arranged by Taylor Cook. On The Sunny Side of The Street Composed by
Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, arranged by Taylor Cook. Testifyn’ composed and arranged by Jack
Bodkin. Lyrics for Splainin’ by Neil Surkan.


Recorded by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music Studio May 6th, 7th and 29th assisted by Julian Decorte
Produced by Taylor Cook and Tim Ries
Mixed by Sean Story
Mastered by David Travers Smith

Musicians of The Cook Book
Recording The Cook Book

Making of Promotional Video

Download The Cook Book Electronic Press Kit

The Cook Book EPK


The Cook Book is available for digital download through iTunes and Google Play and CD Baby.  Physical copies can be ordered through CD baby or directly from Taylor by emailing  Taylor will personally deliver physical CD's to most Greater Toronto Area  addresses.

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