Cookin' Out

Cookin' Out

by Kombo
     
 
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

Overview

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 The medley "Use Me/Green-Eyed Lady" is great ear candy and never sounds outdated because Kombo's update keeps the most memorable riff from "Green-Eyed Lady" tucked away, and doesn't feature it until the very moment you least expect it.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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2001
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0731454941822
catalogNumber:
549418

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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,Electric Guitar
Mike Faue   Vibes

Technical Credits

Bud Harner   Producer
Steve Sykes   Engineer
Hollis King   Art Direction

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