b. 6 August 1945, Hyde, Cheshire, Britain. Trombonist Cooke started his career like a semi-pro participant with Manchester music group the Blue Lotus Jazzmen in the first 60s, and in addition played with a great many other regional outfits like the Smoky Town Jazzband, Johnny Tippet’s Jazzmen, as well as the Crimson River Jazzmen. In 1967 he remaining Manchester for Birmingham, before shifting further south to become listed on Terry Lightfoot in 1968. Pursuing spells with music group market leaders Alan Elsdon and Alex Welsh, Cooke worked well like a freelance with Digby Fairweather, Lennie Hastings and Dave Shepherd, before you begin a seven-year association with Keith Smith, with whose ‘Hefty Jazz’ he documented and toured thoroughly, visiting the united states in 1985. In middle-1987 Cooke changed Campbell Burnap in the Acker Bilk music group. He includes a justified status as you of Britain’s most technically-gifted trombonists, and takes on in a warm, shouting style, highly affected by Abe Lincoln.