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The Cookers

Here comes a truly super septet, The Cookers, playing the intimate Gig Performance Space on Saturday, June 15. The jazz veterans range in age from saxophonist Donald Harrison, who was born in 1960, to bassist Cecil McBee, who turned 84 on May 19. The other very hot players are pianist George Cables, saxman Billy Harper, Billy Hart on the skins, trumpeter Eddie Henderson, and trumpeter David Weiss. The Cookers has recorded five albums, most recently 2016’s The Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. at Gig, located at 1808 Second Street; for ticket info, go to gig@gigsantafe.com. The band also plays at the Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque (505-268-0044, outpostspace.org) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14.