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Junior Cook discography

This is a discography of Junior Cook albums and albums by other musicians that feature Junior Cook


Junior Cook: leader and co-leader discography

Junior's Cookin', Junior Cook Quintet featuring Blue Mitchell, 1961, Jazzland JLP 58

Tracks : Myzar, Turbo Village, Easy Living, Blue Farouq, Sweet Cakes, Field Day, Pleasure Bent

Musicians : Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell, Dolo Coker, Ronnie Mathews, Gene Taylor, Roy Brooks

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Pressure Cooker, Junior Cook, 1977, Catalyst 7628

Tracks : Sweet Lotus Lips, The Crucifier, The 8th Cat, Not Quite That, Yardbird Suite, Moment To Moment (Part One ), Moment To Moment (Part Two)

Musicians : Junior Cook, Mickey Tucker, Cecil McBee, Leroy Williams

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Good Cookin', Junior Cook, 1978, Muse 5159

Tracks : J.C., I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Play Together Again, Waltz For Junior, I Waited For You, Mood

Musicians : Junior Cook, Bill Hardman, Slide Hampton, Mario Rivera, Albert Dailey, Walter Booker, Leroy Williams

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Somethin's Cookin', Junior Cook, 1981, Muse 5218

Tracks : Fiesta Espanol, Detour Ahead, Illusion Of Grandeur, Heavy Blue, Hindsight, Chi-Chi

Musicians : Junior Cook, Cedar Walton, Buster Williams, Billy Higgins

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The Place To Be, Junior Cook Quartet, 1988, Steeplechase SCS 1240

Tracks : Cedar's Blues, I Should Have Known, Are You Real?, This Is the Place To Be, Over The Rainbow, Cup Bearer

Musicians : Junior Cook, Micky Tucker, Wayne Dockery, Leroy Williams

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On A Misty Night, Junior Cook Quartet, 1990, Steeplechase SCCD 31266

Tracks : On a Misty Night, Innocent One, Wabash, You Know Who, Make the Girl Love Me, My Sweet Pumpkin, Nothing Ever Changes, I'll Go My Way by Myself

Musicians : Junior Cook, Mickey Tucker, Walter Booker, Leroy Williams

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You Leave Me Breathless, Junior Cook, 1992, Steeplechase SCCD 31304

Tracks : Junior's Cook, Envoy, Warm Valley, Sweet Lotus Lips, Vierd Blues, You Leave Me Breathless, Fiesta Espaņol, Mr. P.C.

Musicians : Junior Cook, Valery Ponomarev, Mickey Tucker, John Webber, Joe Farnsworth

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Somethin's Cookin', Junior Cook, 1993, Muse 5470

Tracks : Fiesta Espaņol, Detour Ahead, Illusion of Grandeur, Heavy Blue, Hindsight, Chi-Chi, Fiesta Espaņol, Detour Ahead, Hindsight, Chi-Chi

Musicians : Junior Cook, Cedar Walton, Buster Williams, Billy Higgins

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Junior Cook: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Blue Lights, Volume 1, Kenny Burrell, 1958, Blue Note BLP 1596

Tracks : Yes Baby, Scotch Blues, Autumn In New York, Caravan

Musicians : Kenny Burrell, Louis Smith, Junior Cook, Tina Brooks, Bobby Timmons, Duke Jordan, Sam Jones, Art Blakey

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Blue Lights, Volume 2, Kenny Burrell, 1958, Blue Note BLP 1597

Tracks : Rock Salt, The Man I Love, Chuckin', Phinupi

Musicians : Kenny Burrell, Louis Smith, Junior Cook, Tina Brooks, Bobby Timmons, Duke Jordan, Sam Jones, Art Blakey

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Finger Poppin', Horace Silver, 1958, Blue Note 4008

Tracks : Finger Poppin', Juicy Lucy, Swingin' the Samba, Sweet Stuff, Cookin' at the Continental, Come on Home, You Happened My Way, Mellow D

Musicians : Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, Louis Hayes

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Blowin' The Blues Away, Horace Silver, 1959, Blue Note 4017

Tracks : Blowin' the Blues Away, The St. Vitus Dance, Break City, Peace, Sister Sadie, The Baghdad Blues, Melancholy Mood, How Did It Happen

Musicians : Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, Louis Hayes

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Horace-Scope, Horace Silver, 1960, Blue Note 4042

Tracks : "Strollin', Where You At?, Without You, Horace-Scope, Yeah!, Me and My Baby, Nica's Dream

Musicians : Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, Roy Brooks

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Doin' The Thing: At The Village Vanguard, Horace Silver Quintet, 1961, Blue Note 4076

Tracks : Filthy McNasty, Doin' the Thing, Kiss Me Right, The Gringo/Cool Eyes (Theme)

Musicians : Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, Roy Brooks

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One Foot In The Gutter, Dave Bailey Sextet, 1961, Epic

Tracks : One Foot In The Gutter, Well You Needn't, Sandu, Brownie Speaks

Musicians : Dave Bailey, Clark Terry, Junior Cook, Curtis Fuller, Horace Parlan, Peck Morrison

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The Tokyo Blues, Horace Silver, 1962, Blue Note 4110

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The Cup Bearers, Blue Mitchell, 1963, Riverside 439

Tracks : Turquoise, Why Do I Love You, Dingbat Blues, Capers, Cup Bearers, How Deep Is The Ocean?, Tiger Lily

Musicians : Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Cedar Walton, Gene Taylor, Roy Brooks

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Silver's Serenade, Horace Silver, 1963, Blue Note 4131

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The Thing To Do, Blue Mitchell, 1964, Blue Note 4178

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Song For My Father, Horace Silver, 1964, Blue Note 4185

Tracks : Song for My Father, The Natives Are Restless Tonight, Calcutta Cutie, Que Pasa, The Kicker, Lonely Woman

Musicians : Horace Silver, Carmell Jones, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Joe Henderson, Teddy Smith, Gene Taylor, Roy Brooks, Joseph Quevedo

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Beat, Roy Brooks, 1964, Workshop Jazz

Tracks : Homestretch, If You Could See Me Now, Passin' The Buck, Soulin', Soulsphere, My Secret Passion

Musicians : Roy Brooks, Blue Mitchell, George Bohanon, Junior Cook, Hugh Lawson, Eugene Taylor

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Are You Ready for This?, Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson, 1965, Roost RST-2263

Tracks : Slides and Hides Part 1, Slides and Hides Part 2

Musicians : Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor with the George Kawaguchi Big Band

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Down With It, Blue Mitchell, 1965, Blue Note 4214

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Bring It Home To Me, Blue Mitchell, 1966, Blue Note 4228

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Luminescence!, Barry Harris, 1967, Prestige PR 7498

Tracks : Luminescence, Like This!, Nicaragua, Dance Of The Infidels, Webb City, My Ideal, Even Steven

Musicians : Barry Harris, Slide Hampton, Junior Cook, Pepper Adams, Bob Cranshaw, Lenny McBrowne

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Cedar!, Cedar Walton, 1967, Prestige PR 7519

Tracks : Turquoise Twice, Twilight Waltz, My Ship, Short Stuff, Head And Shoulders, Come Sunday

Musicians : Cedar Walton, Junior Cook, Kenny Dorham, Leroy Vinnegar, Billy Higgins

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Boss Horn, Blue Mitchell, 1967, Blue Note 4257

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Heads Up!, Blue Mitchell, 1967, Blue Note 4272

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That Certain Feeling, John Patton, 1968, Blue Note 4281

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Opus De Don, Don Patterson, 1968, Prestige PR 7577

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Sing Me A Song Of Songmy, Freddie Hubbard, 1970, Atlantic 1576

Tracks : Threnody For Sharon Tate, This Is Combat, I Know, The Crowd, What A Good Time For A Kent State, Monodrama, Black Soldier, Interlude I, Interlude II, And Yet, There Could Be Love, Postlude

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard, Junior Cook, Kenny Barron, Art Booth, Louis Hayes, plus reciters, a chorus, a string orchestra and processed sounds

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Keep Your Soul Together, Freddie Hubbard, 1974, CTI 6036

Tracks : Brigitte, Keep Your Soul Together, Spirits Of Trane, Destiny's Children

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard, Junior Cook, George Cables, Aurell Ray, Kent Brinkley, Ron Carter, Ralph Penland

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High Energy, Freddie Hubbard, 1974, Columbia

Tracks : Camel Rise, Black Maybe, Baraka Sasa, Crisis, Ebony Moonbeams, Too High

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard, Dick Hyde, George Bohanon, Dick Hyde, Ernie Watts, Junior Cook, Pete Christleib, George Cables, Ian Underwood, Joe Sample, Dean Parks, Kent Brinkley, Ralph Penland, Harvey Mason, King Errisson, Victor Feldman, Carmello Garcia

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Polar AC, Freddie Hubbard, 1975, CTI 6056

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Ichi-Ban, Louis Hayes/Junior Cook Quintet, 1976, Timeless SJP 102

Tracks : Ichi-Ban, Pannonica, Brothers And Sisters, The Moontrane, Book's Bossa

Musicians : Louis Hayes, Junior Cook, Woody Shaw, Ronnie Mathews, Stafford James, Guilherme Franco

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The Main Man, Eddie Jefferson, 1977, Inner City

Tracks : Jeannine, Night Train, Moody's Mood For Love, Body & Soul, Confirmation, Benny's From Heaven, Summertime, Freedom Jazz Dance, Exactly Like You

Musicians : Eddie Jefferson, Charles Sullivan, Slide Hampton, Junior Cook, Richie Cole, Hamiet Bluiett, Harold Mabern, George Duvivier, Billy Hart, Azzendin Weston, Harold White

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Sojourn, Mickey Tucker, 1977, Xanadu 143

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Home, Bill Hardman, 1978, Muse 5152

Tracks : Samba Do Brilho, Once I Loved, My Pen Is Hot, Rancho Cevarro, I Remember Love

Musicians : Bill Hardman, Slide Hampton, Junior Cook, Mickey Tucker, Chin Suzuki, Victor Jones, Lawrence Killian

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Prancin', Louis Smith Quintet, 1979, Steeplechase SCS 1121

Tracks : One For Nils, Chanson De Louise, Ryan's Groove, Prancin', I Can't Get Started, Fats

Musicians : Louis Smith, Junior Cook, Roland Hanna, Sam Jones, Billy Hart

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Hot House, Walter Bishop Jr., 1979, Muse 5183

Tracks : Dahoud, Medley: Sophisticated Lady/A Time For Love, Hot House, Move, My Little Suede Shoes, Wave, All God's Children

Musicians : Walter Bishop Jr., Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Sam Jones, Al Foster

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Politely, Bill Hardman, 1979, Muse 5184

Tracks : Love Letters, Politely, Lazybird, Coral Keys, Smooch

Musicians : Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Walter Bishop Jr., Paul Brown, Leroy Williams

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Swingin', Kenny Burrell, 1980, Blue Note GXF-3070

Tracks : I Never Knew, My Heart Stood Still, Beef Blues Stew, If You Could See Me Now, Swingin'

Musicians : Kenny Burrell, Louis Smith, Frank Foster, Junior Cook, Tina Brooks, Bobby Timmons (track 6), Duke Jordan, Roland Hanna, Tommy Flanagan, Ben Tucker, Oscar Pettiford, Sam Jones, Art Blakey, Shadow Wilson

Tracks from sessions in 1956, 1958 and 1959. Bobby Timmons plays on one of the tracks from 1959.

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The Crawl, Mickey Tucker, 1981, Muse 5223

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Focus, Bill Hardman, 1982, Muse 5259

Tracks : Avila & Tequila, Cubicle, Too Little, Too Late, Focus, My One And Only Love, Minority

Musicians : Bill Hardman, Slide Hampton, Junior Cook, Walter Bishop, Jr., Mark Elf, Stafford James, Leroy Williams

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Senor Blues: Rare Tracks, Horace Silver, 1984, Blue Note BNJ-61005

Tracks : Senõr Blues (Single Version), Senõr Blues (Vocal Version), Tippin', Thou Swell, Quicksilver, Knowledge Box, Buhaina, Wham And They're Off (Alternate Take)

Musicians : Horace Silver, Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Junior Cook, Curly Russell, Doug Watkins, Gene Ramey, Gene Taylor, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Louis Hayes, Bill Henderson

Tracks recorded between 1952 and 1958. One track, the last, is previously unreleased.

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Two Tenor Winner!, Clifford Jordan Quintet featuring Junior Cook, 1985, Criss Cross

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Vibration Society: The Music Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Steve Turre, Hilton Ruiz, Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, 1986, Stash

Tracks : Serenade To A Cuckoo, Theme For The Eulipions, A Handful Of Fives, Spirits Up Above, The Inflated Tear, My Delight, Bright Moments, Steppin' Into Beauty

Musicians : Steve Turre, Hilton Ruiz, Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Paul Brown, Leroy Williams, Suzanne Klewan, Timmy Shepherd

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Viewpoints and Vibrations Steve Turre, 1987, Stash

Tracks : Lament, In A Sentimental Mood, All Blues, Viewpoint, Mercury, ,Midnight Montuno (Descarga), Who's Kiddin'? (Tailgate), A Handful Of Fives, Spirits Up Above, Steppin' Into Beauty

Musicians : Tracks 1-7: Steve Turre, Jon Faddis, Haywood Henry, Bob Stewart, Mulgrew Miller, Akua Dixon, Andy Gonzales, Peter Washington, Idris Muhammad, Manny Oquendo, Charlie Santiago / Tracks 8-10: Steve Turre, Hilton Ruiz, Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Paul Brown, Leroy Williams, Timmy Shepherd, Suzanne Klewan

The Steve Turre album Viewpoint plus three tracks from the album Vibration Society: The Music Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Bill Hardman plays on the last three tracks.

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Music to Ease Your Disease, Horace Silver, 1988, Silverto

Tracks : Prologue, Hangin' Loose, The Respiratory Story, Tie Your Dreams To A Star, Music To Ease You Disease, The Philanthropic View, What Is The Sinus-Minus?, Epilogue

Musicians : Horace Silver, Clark Terry, Junior Cook, Ray Drummond, Billy Hart, Andy Bey

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Uptown/Downtown, McCoy Tyner, 1989, Milestone 9167

Tracks : Love Surrounds Us, Three Flowers, Genesis, Uptown, Lotus Flower, Blues For Basie

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Earl Gardner, Kamau Adilifu, Virgil Jones, Robin Eubanks, Steve Turre, Junior Cook, Ricky Ford, Doug Harris, Joe Ford, John Clark, Howard Johnson, Avery Sharpe, Louis Hayes, Steve Thornton

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What`s Up, Bill Hardman Sextet, 1989, Steeplechase SCS 1254 / SCCD 31254

Tracks : Fuller Up, I Should Care, Whisper Not, Straight Ahead, P.B., Like Someone In Love, Yo What's Up, Room's Blues

Musicians : Bill Hardman, Robin Eubanks, Junior Cook, Mickey Tucker, Paul Brown, Leroy Williams

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Elmo's Fire, Bertha Hope, 1991, Steeplechase SCCD 31289

Tracks : Low Tide, Mirror-Mind Rose, Bai Tai Blues, For Duke And Cannon, Bellarosa, Luna Negra, Elmo's Fire

Musicians : Bertha Hope, Eddie Henderson, Junior Cook, Dave Riekenberg, Walter Booker, Leroy Williams

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Strike Up The Band, Louis Smith, 1991, Steeplechase SCCD 31294

Tracks : I Hear a Rhapsody, It's All Right, Don't Misunderstand, Edwaa, Stablemates, Lover, Night and Day, Strike up the Band

Musicians : Louis Smith, Junior Cook, Vincent Herring, Kevin Hays, Steve LaSpina, Leroy Williams

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A Message From Monk, Larry Gales Sextet, 1991, Candid

Tracks : Straight No Chaser, Round Midnight, Off Minor, Ruby My Dear, Let's Call This, A Message From The High Priest

Musicians : Larry Gales, Claudio Roditi, Steve Turre, Junior Cook, Benny Green, Ben Riley

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The Turning Point, McCoy Tyner Big Band, 1992, Birdology

Tracks : Passion Dance, Let It Go, High Priest, Angel Eyes, Fly With the Wind, Update, In a Sentimental Mood

Musicians : McCoy Tyner, Kamau Adilifu, Earl Gardner, Virgil Jones, Frank Lacy, Steve Turre, Joe Ford, Doug Harris, Junior Cook, John Stubblefield, John Clark, Howard Johnson, Avery Sharpe, Aaron Scott, Jerry Gonzalez

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Dem New York Dues, Don Patterson, 1995, Prestige 24149

2-on-1 CD release of the 1968 album Opus De Don and the 1969 album Oh, Happy Day!. Junior Cook plays on the Opus De Don album.

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New York '78, Mike Longo, 1996, Consolidated Artists Productions

Tracks : New York 78, The Party, Sand In Your Blues, A Point Beyond, Down Under, Keep Searchin'

Musicians : Mike Longo, Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Junior Cook, John Hicks, Ben Aronov, George Davis, Bob Cranshaw, David Lee, Steve Kroon

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Play What You Feel, Clifford Jordan Big Band, 1997, Mapleshade

Tracks : Third Avenue, Angelica, Old Bo, I Waited For You, Introduction To Evidence, Evidence, I'll Be Around, Bearcat, Down Through The Years, Charlie Parker's Last Supper, Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Musicians : Clifford Jordan, Dizzy Reece, Dean Pratt, Don Sickler, Joe Gardner, Kiane Zawadi, Benny Powell, Junior Cook, Lou Orenstein, Willie Williams, Charles Davis, John Jenkins, Robert Eldridge, Ronnie Mathews, Ed Howard, Tommy Campbell

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The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions (1963-67), Blue Mitchell, 1998, Original Jazz Classics

Tracks : Mamacita, Sweet And Lovely, Andrea, Step Lightly, Cry Me A River, Bluesville, Fungii Mama, Mona's Mood, The Thing To Do, Step Lightly, Chick's Tune, Hi Heel Sneakers, Perception, Alone, Alone And Alone, March On Selma, One Shirt, Samba De Stacy, Bring It Home To Me, Blues 3 For 1, Port Rico Rock, Gingerbread Boy, Portrait Of Jennie, Blue's Theme, Millie, O Mama Enit, I Should Care, Rigor Mortez, Tones For Joan's Bones, Straight Up And Down, Heads Up! Feet Down!, Togetherness, The Folks Who Live On The Hill, Good Humor Man, Len Sirrah, The People In Nassau, Togetherness (Alternate Take), Good Humor Man (Alternate Take)

A 4 CD / 6 LP collection of tracks originally released on the Blue Note albums Step Lightly, The Thing To Do, Down With It, Bring It Home To Me, Boss Horn and Heads Up!. Junior Cook plays on the majority of tracks.

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6 Pieces of Silver (CD edition), Horace Silver, 2000, Blue Note

Tracks : Cool Eyes, Shirl, Camouflage, Enchantment, Senor Blues, Virgo, For Heaven's Sake, Seņor Blues, Tippin', Seņor Blues

Musicians : Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes / plus on bonus tracks: Junior Cook(tracks 9 & 10), Gene Taylor (tracks 9 & 10), Bill Henderson (track 10)

This is a CDrelease of the 1957 album with 3 bonus tracks. Junior Cook plays on two of the bonus tracks but not on the original LP.

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Paris Blues, Horace Silver, 2002, Pablo

Tracks : Introductions, Where You At, The Tokyo Blues, Filthy McNasty, Sayonara Blues, Doin' The Thing

Musicians : Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, Roy Brooks

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Mosaic Select 6: John Patton, 2003, Mosaic MS-006

Comprises five albums released on Blue Note between 1963 and 1968: Along Came John (1963), The Way I Feel (1964), Oh, Baby! (1965), That Certain Feeling (1968) and Understanding (1968). Junior Cook plays on the That Certain Feeling album.

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The Complete One and Two Feet in the Gutter Sessions, Dave Bailey Quintet/Sextet, 2006, Lone Hill Jazz

Brings together three Dave Bailey albums: Gettin' Into Somethin', One Foot In The Gutter and Two Feet In The Gutter. Junior Cook plays on One Foot In The Gutter.

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Live At Newport '58, Horace Silver, 2008, Blue Note/EMI

Tracks : Introduction, Tippin', The Outlaw, Seņor Blues, Cool Eyes

Musicians : Horace Silver, Louis Smith, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, Louis Hayes

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Last updated April 2015