Interview with Rick Cook, November 11, 2014

Project: Men Of Note Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Rick 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.

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2015oh272_men002

Interviewee Name

Rick Cook

Interviewer Name

Richard Domek

Gail Kennedy

Interview Date

2014-11-11

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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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