Cookin' Out

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Kombo, the laid-back duo of Ron Pedley and Jon Pondel, continues to welcome listeners to its groove caf? with a nice mix of funky retro and soul-jazz on its second release for GRP, Cookin' Out. The much-anticipated follow-up to the smash debut hit The Big Blast is filled with 12 songs that savor the '60s R&B/soul-jazz influences of Ramsey Lewis, Horace Silver, and Herbie Hancock, along with several made famous by War and the Crusaders. However, the ensemble completely wraps these classics in Kombo's musical creativity. The Hammond C-3 organ plays a prominent part in this great groove-out, with Pedley cookin' up a storm on "Dirty Martini" and "Line of March." The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Kombo, the laid-back duo of Ron Pedley and Jon Pondel, continues to welcome listeners to its groove café with a nice mix of funky retro and soul-jazz on its second release for GRP, Cookin' Out. The much-anticipated follow-up to the smash debut hit The Big Blast is filled with 12 songs that savor the '60s R&B/soul-jazz influences of Ramsey Lewis, Horace Silver, and Herbie Hancock, along with several made famous by War and the Crusaders. However, the ensemble completely wraps these classics in Kombo's musical creativity. The Hammond C-3 organ plays a prominent part in this great groove-out, with Pedley cookin' up a storm on "Dirty Martini" and "Line of March." The medley "Use Me/Green-Eyed Lady" is great ear candy and never sounds outdated because Kombo's update keeps the most memorable riff from "Green-Eyed Lady" tucked away, and doesn't feature it until the very moment you least expect it. It's the way Pedley pulls it out of his groove bag and adds it to the mix that keeps this song sizzling. Kombo adds another musical dimension not heard on its debut with Matt Bissonette, who returns on electric and acoustic basses. Other rather significant guests on Cookin' Out include Everette Harp on tenor sax, Luis Conte on percussion, and vocalist Sharon Hendrix, who has also appeared with Bob Dylan. Together, they really pull off this great set of originals and groovy classics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2001
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 731454941822
  • Catalog Number: 549418
  • Sales rank: 148,549

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tip of the Hat (4:21)
  2. 2 Low Rider (3:54)
  3. 3 Tight (4:00)
  4. 4 Dirty Martini (4:28)
  5. 5 Stoned Soul Picnic (4:25)
  6. 6 Cookin' Out (4:02)
  7. 7 Gettin' It Done (3:59)
  8. 8 Use Me/Green Eyed Lady (4:56)
  9. 9 Simmer Down (4:35)
  10. 10 Line of March (4:13)
  11. 11 Hush (4:55)
  12. 12 Beat 66 (5:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kombo Primary Artist
Matt Bissonette Bass, Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Luis Conte Percussion
Randy Drake Drums
Steve Ferrone Drums
Everette Harp Tenor Saxophone
Sharon Hendrix Vocals
Nick Lane Trombone
Scott Martin Tenor Saxophone
Stan "Be Bop" Martin Trumpet
Ron Pedley Piano, Trumpet, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Loops
John Pondel Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mike Faue Vibes
Technical Credits
Bud Harner Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Steve Sykes Engineer
Hollis King Art Direction
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