Reviews

‘Oscillations’ album reviews

‘This record comes on the heels of Cooper’s crowning as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2013, an award that carries a good deal of clout in South Africa’s artistic community. And while the timing of the album release certainly capitalizes on the new-found attention surrounding Cooper in his homeland, the record would be buzz-worthy regardless of any award. Cooper creates music that’s powerful, but not overbearing, and complex, yet accessible.’

-from review by Dan Bilawsky for allaboutjazz.com – click here

‘With its succession of ambitious, larger-than-life tracks enlivened by splendid, go-for-it playing and confident, trusting interplay, Oscillations is an exemplary calling card for Cooper as a bandleader and composer. With his playing well-represented on the recordings and at the concerts of his peers, the bassist has proved himself a triple threat with his debut disc.’

 

From review by Peter Hum for Ottawa Citizen – click here

Review by Mark S. Tucker for acousticmusic.com – click here
Review by Gwen Ansell for Business Day – click here
Review by Don Albert for artslink.co.za – click here
Listing by Anthony Dean-Harris for nextbop.com – click here

Live gig reviews

Oscillations album launch review by Lauren Vogt for whatsonincapetown.com – click here