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Cookin’ With Mr. Dash


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Monterey’s Most Unknown Smooth Jazz Band


  • Have You Met Miss Jones by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • All Blues by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • I Should Care by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • My Song by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • Summertime by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • Green Dolphin Hood by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • Sugar by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • Put It Where You Want It by Cookin' With Mr. Dash
  • Cold Duck Time by Cookin' With Mr. Dash

 

About Cookin’ with Mr. Dash

I put together the Cookin’ band to try some smooth jazz-oriented grooves, without becoming ensnared in the drum machine-and-string pad mentality inherent in the term.
We wound up playing at Cibo restaurant and refined the sound into more of a pop jazz format than smooth, but it was fun anyhow…

Listen to the Music


Have You Met Miss Jones

An up-tempo samba style leads off the album.

All Blues

Esay, laid back 3/4 Miles standard.

I Should Care

Pseudo-Hammond B3 (in a style I call Silk.) Easy grooving standard.

My Song

Keith Jarrett composition, soulful and smooth.

Summertime

Reggae-infused organ riffs punctuate the driving rhythm track.

Green Dolphin Hood

The hip-hop version of an old classic.

Sugar

Stanley Turrentine jazz classic, B3-style.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Joe Zawinul wrote it, Cannonball recorded it, and we reworked it into this fun arrangement.

Put It Where You Want It

Fast, funky and fun, just put it where you want it…

Cold Duck Time

The soulful vocal prelude is courtesy of our local Costco greeter, the famous Thelma. Thanks, girl, you made the track!



About the Recording

The Cookin’ band live at Cibo Ristorante Italiano in Monterey, California Febtuary 21, 1996. Recorded direct to DAT 2-track and computer-edited, this is a great way to hear the gentle jazz of some of Monterey’s top musicians.


Personnel:

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  • Bill Vallaire: Guitar
  • David ‘Dasher’ Kempton: Keyboards
  • Bass: Pete Rose (no, not that one)
  • Drums: Dave Danza



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