The Cookers

Cape May, NJ's biannual Beach Creek Exit 0 International Jazz Festival has a short history and a growing reputation. Founded in November, 2012, the festival had a rough start — less than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey shoreline. Despite this challenge, the event was successful and has since grown in popularity.

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Hot 11:

1. The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet - Indigo Blue - THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Hot 11:

1. Jens Wendelboe Big Band - Joy SpringFRESH HEAT

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Hot 11:

1. Jens Wendelboe Big Band - Joy SpringFRESH HEAT

When it comes to music, you can easily get burned by judging a book by its cover.  In the case of The Cookers' Believe album, it is safe to follow your gut - the cover says it all as it lists the amazing artists that make up this fantastic group: Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Craig Handy, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart.

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Jazz Hot 11:

1. Arturo Sandoval - Birks Works (Ala Mancini) - DEAR DIZ

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Jazz Hot 11:

1. The Cookers - QuestBELIEVE