Coat Cooke

Conversations CD Release

Joe Poole on drums and me on saxophones will be doing our official CD release of the NOW Orchestra Records release, Conversation.

We'll be playing on April 19th at the new 1067 space at 1115B East Hastings (entrance on Glen Drive).

Show is at 10 pm and the cover is only $5.

I hope you can come out. The CD is a really exciting one and one that you can pick up on the night.

Hee's a review:

Coat Cooke & Joe Poole. Conversations. NOW Orchestra Records CLNOW0006.

Vancouver saxophonist Coat Cooke has always been in full control of his horn and is capable of great heights of creativity. He leads the NOW Orchestra and is extremely active in many parts of the Canadian music community. But few projects have given him, as this one does, the freedom to express the full breadth of his artistry. Poole, one of Vancouer’s first-call drummers, here gives Cooke the solid yet sensitive foundation that allows him to soar. This is their first outing together, and it’s a fruitful one. The CD is full of listening, perhaps even more so than playing, and in the music world, that is a high compliment. The music on this CD possesses a rare clarity of expression such as comes only with years of paring music down to its essence. Although clearly free improv, the playing is not subject to the self-absorbed clichés that plague that genre. Instead, it bursts with life, creativity, and discovery. —Randy Raine-Reusch