THE COOK BOOK
THE NEW CD FROM TAYLOR COOK!
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
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.
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)
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
Making of Promotional Video
Download The Cook Book Electronic Press Kit
PURCHASE THE COOK BOOK!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Taylor will personally deliver physical CD's to most Greater Toronto Area addresses.