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The Cookers

April 4
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
$30-$40
Jazz

The Cookers are a veteran crew of hard-bop all-stars: Saxophonists Billy Harper and Donald Harrison, trumpeters Eddie Henderson and David Weiss, pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Billy Hart all have deep résumés with jazz giants and are genuine forces in their own right. Their latest, 2016’s The Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart, is a collection of originals ranging from Harper’s wild title track to Cables’ swinging evocation of Native American themes.