One of the best and hottest recent groups in jazz...and they are in their 70's-80's. They don't put their egos aside for this; they blend them instead. Between them, they have played with everybody important in jazz since the mid-1960's. Here's a wiki (we're an international site, as I was recently reminded): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cookers << read it natively or hit the "Translate" button... Some tunes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CghKMuU0hTU << no tired retro rehash here, folks--this stuff was invented yesterday (or so it seems)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx4efz4vtQ8 << no endless rehearsals with these guys--1-take to git it and git it right!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLWYhpyvHbI << great knowledge and d-e-e-p chops, and the mutual respect just pours out of all of them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJa30lnvF6U << real jazz you can dance to--thought those days were gone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS1ZNNivbuc << from the newest album, Time and Time Again
Here's the discog (but all 3 are 4/4+ stars and #4 is doubtless too): http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-c...44/discography << included because there is at least one other group with this name. Here's a review of their 2nd disc, well-written and including the players' names: http://www.allmusic.com/album/cast-t...e-mw0002076377
All discs bar the 2nd are available from the Usual Suspect for <$10.