Cookin’ With Mr. Dash
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.
Esay, laid back 3/4 Miles standard.
I Should Care
Pseudo-Hammond B3 (in a style I call Silk.) Easy grooving standard.
Keith Jarrett composition, soulful and smooth.
Reggae-infused organ riffs punctuate the driving rhythm track.
Green Dolphin Hood
The hip-hop version of an old classic.
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.
- Bill Vallaire: Guitar
- David ‘Dasher’ Kempton: Keyboards
- Bass: Pete Rose (no, not that one)
- Drums: Dave Danza