Nutville

 

 

"Nutville has a lightness of spirit that just might lift you with it."

Chicago Tribune

 

Nutville, (Reissued) Delmark, DD457

PERSONNEL: Jim Cooper, vibes; Ira Sullivan, sax,

flute, trumpet, African xylophone; Bob Dogan, piano; Dan Delorenzo, bass; Charlie Braugham, drums; Alejo Poveda,percussion.

 

Nutville, Mallet Head, Mija, Bemsha Swing,

Cantor de Noite, Sui Fumi, Autumn Nocturne,

Cabbie Patch, Tanga  

   This re-release has a different cover, but other than that it's the same.

Listen/Buy at CDBABY  This re-release has a different cover, but other than that it's the same.

Also available at the Jazz Record Mart, Chicago, IL

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Tough Town

 

"This is Cooper's debut recording, but he's no kid judging by his picture or his mature lines." Jazz Times TimeCooper's debut recording, but he's no kid judging by his picture or

his mature lines." Jazz Times

 

Tough Town, Delmark DD446

PERSONNEL: Jim Cooper, vibes; Ira Sullivan, sax, flute, trumpet; Bob Dogan,piano; Dan Delorenzo, bass; Charlie Braugham, drums; Alejo Poveda,

percussion.

 

Cheryl, Waltz For Betty, I Waited For You, Tough Town, The Dolphin, Shades of Light, Town Sound/You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To.

 

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Trio Musik

“Cooper's masterful vibraphone playing and the rhythmic interplay between band members make "Trio Musik" a special project.”  Grand Rapids Press

 

Trio Musik, Big O, 2010

PERSONNEL:  Jim Cooper, vibes and marimba; Dave Hay, keyboards; Mike Van Lente, drums.

Sbelac Groove, Wind and the Waves, Waiting For Your Smile, Falling Star, Warmth, Fake Out, Djinni, Designated Hitter

 

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Itchin' To Groove

"Cooper's originals prove light and tasteful."

Cadence

 

 

Itchin' to Groove, Jazmyn JR 606

PERSONNEL: Jim Cooper, vibes, pots and pans, shakers, prayer bowls; Rob Smith, saxes and trumpet; Terry Lower, piano; Tom Lockwood; Larry Ochiltree, drums; Rob Mulligan, congas and percussion.

 

Nancy's Kitchen, Itchin' to Groove, Third Circle,

Setting Moon, This Could be the Start of Something

Big, Lonely Street, Vision, What the World Needs

Now, Datura.

 

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Chi-Town Sessions

Chi-Town Sessions represents jazz vibraphonist Jim Cooper’s years of playing in his hometown of Chicago.  It’s a compilation of four sessions that was recorded  between 1983 and 1990 and features fourteen outstanding musicians. After sitting on the shelf for years, Cooper decided it was wise to transfer the many reels of music he had to CD.  Upon hearing the music again, he decided it was just too good and released it on his own Jazmyn Records label. 

 

The CD also documents Cooper’s association with saxist Gordon Brisker and Bob Dogan, a Chicago pianist with stylings rooted in blues and bebop.  The music is all original from Cooper, Dogan, Brisker and guitarist Akio Sasajima.  Thirteen musicians are featured.

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