Interview SummaryRick Cook played trumpet with the Men of Note beginning in the 1980s and continuing until the band ended in 2010. He was a member of the younger generation of musicians in Men of Note. He has played with many musicians in other bands and ensembles over the years. In this interview he recounts his early musical influences, his introduction to jazz, his memories of Men of Note, including his role, playing the jazz book, the band's music repertoire, and the musical leadership of the band. He also talks about his current musical endeavors and the status of live music and jazz in particular in today's culture.
Interview Keyword"Blow Your Horn" Bands Blue Wisp Jazz Club, Cincinnati (Ohio) Byron Romanowitz Charlie Blair Count Basie Cut Corner Records Dave Anderson The DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra (DOJO) Early musical experiences Ecton Park Ensembles Frankfort (Ky.) Gus Wylie Jazz in Kentucky Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra Louis Bellson Men of Note New Glenn Miller Orchestra Public schools Tom Brawner Tom Senff Vince DiMartino Trumpet University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble Gigs Record shopping The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs (W. Va.) Centre College Audiences Repertoire Miles Osland Park concerts
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Cook, Rick Interview by Richard Domek. 11 Nov. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Cook, R. (2014, November 11). Interview by R. Domek. Men Of Note Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Cook, Rick, interview by Richard Domek. November 11, 2014, Men Of Note Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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