MIKE COOPER

Jazz Related Improv/Composition / Blues / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Exotica / Dub/Ska/Reggae / Avant-Garde Jazz • United Kingdom
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Influential British guitarist Mike Cooper is primarily regarded as a folk-blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, though his wide range of work cannot be so easily defined. He is also a celebrated improviser and electronic musician. In addition, he creates sound installations and radio art; he's a videographer, journalist, and music historian; and he performs scores for silent films.

Cooper was born in Reading, England in 1942. He began playing guitar at the age of 16. Initially inspired by New Orleans and Dixieland jazz, he played in skiffle groups during the late '50s. His life changed drastically in 1961 when he saw Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee at Reading's town hall and later witnessed James Cotton playing with Chris Barber at a local music festival. Naturally, he began to play harmonica as well as guitar.

Cooper co-founded the band the Blues Committee, an R&B group based on the heady example set by Alexis Korner.
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MIKE COOPER Oh Really!? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oh Really!?
Blues 1969
MIKE COOPER Do I Know You? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Do I Know You?
Blues 1970
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper With The Machine Gun Co. And Michael Gibbs : Places I Know album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper With The Machine Gun Co. And Michael Gibbs : Places I Know
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1971
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper Sings The Best Of Neil Diamond And Others album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper Sings The Best Of Neil Diamond And Others
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1973
MIKE COOPER Life And Death In Paradise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Life And Death In Paradise
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1974
MIKE COOPER Mississippi Delta Blues - Live From Papa Madeo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mississippi Delta Blues - Live From Papa Madeo
Blues 1982
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper / Ian A Anderson : The Continuous Preaching Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper / Ian A Anderson : The Continuous Preaching Blues
Blues 1985
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre : Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre : Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1987
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper, Jean-Marc Montera, Mauro Orselli, Eugenio Sanna ‎: Improvvisazioni Quartetto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper, Jean-Marc Montera, Mauro Orselli, Eugenio Sanna ‎: Improvvisazioni Quartetto
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1995
MIKE COOPER Island Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Island Songs
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996
MIKE COOPER Kiribati album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kiribati
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1999
MIKE COOPER Attenti Al Fuso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Attenti Al Fuso
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2002
MIKE COOPER Radio Daze album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Radio Daze
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2003
MIKE COOPER Globe Notes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Globe Notes
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2003
MIKE COOPER Cruising Paradise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cruising Paradise
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2003
MIKE COOPER Rayon Hula - An Homage To Arthur Lyman And Ellery Chun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rayon Hula - An Homage To Arthur Lyman And Ellery Chun
Exotica 2003
MIKE COOPER Metal Box album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Metal Box
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
MIKE COOPER Spirit Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spirit Songs
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2007
MIKE COOPER Beach Crossings - Pacific Footprints album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beach Crossings - Pacific Footprints
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008
MIKE COOPER White Shadows In The South Seas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
White Shadows In The South Seas
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper & Chris Abrahams ‎: Trace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper & Chris Abrahams ‎: Trace
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper, Yan-Chiu Leung ‎: Right (H)ear Side By Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper, Yan-Chiu Leung ‎: Right (H)ear Side By Side
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
MIKE COOPER New Globe Notes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Globe Notes
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
MIKE COOPER Fratello Mare album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fratello Mare
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
MIKE COOPER Forbidden Delta Planet Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Forbidden Delta Planet Blues
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
MIKE COOPER New Kiribati album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Kiribati
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper & Tasos Stamou ‎: London Taximi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper & Tasos Stamou ‎: London Taximi
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
MIKE COOPER Mike  Cooper / Mark Wastell : Sound Mirrors album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper / Mark Wastell : Sound Mirrors
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019

MIKE COOPER EPs & splits

MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper, Ian Anderson : The Inverted World (The Country Blues Of Mike Cooper Ian Anderson) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper, Ian Anderson : The Inverted World (The Country Blues Of Mike Cooper Ian Anderson)
Blues 1969
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper / Eugenio Sanna / D.B.P.I.T. / Cris X : Live At Ex-Mental Hospital S. Maria Della Pietà - Roma 1/8/2008 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper / Eugenio Sanna / D.B.P.I.T. / Cris X : Live At Ex-Mental Hospital S. Maria Della Pietà - Roma 1/8/2008
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008

MIKE COOPER live albums

MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper / Joanna Pyne : 'ave They Started Yet? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper / Joanna Pyne : 'ave They Started Yet?
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1981
MIKE COOPER Giacinto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Giacinto
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2005
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper With Jeff Henderson, Anthony Donaldson, Tom Callwood : Tu Fuego album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper With Jeff Henderson, Anthony Donaldson, Tom Callwood : Tu Fuego
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
MIKE COOPER Live @ The Hint House New York City 2000 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live @ The Hint House New York City 2000
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2009
MIKE COOPER Mike Cooper album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mike Cooper
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2010
MIKE COOPER Radio Paradise - Mike Cooper In Beirut album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Radio Paradise - Mike Cooper In Beirut
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2011
MIKE COOPER Light On A Wall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Light On A Wall
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
MIKE COOPER Reluctant Swimmer / Virtual Surfer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reluctant Swimmer / Virtual Surfer
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017

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MIKE COOPER re-issues & compilations

MIKE COOPER Blue Guitar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Guitar
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017

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