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Best of Cookin


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  • Audio CD (April 18, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: April 18, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Ubiquity
  • ASIN: B00004SES8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Unwind Your Mind - Greyboy
2. Suzanne's Jam - The Rhythm Section
3. Outerspace - Slide 5
4. The Spoken Word (Remix) - Vibes Alive
5. Goin' Downhill - Ping Pong
6. Black Eyed Pea - Galatic
7. Sole Food - New Legends
8. Hip Hop Culture (Instrumental Version) - Bass T
9. Pork Pie Stride - Sharshooters
10. Solar Funk - Spirit Level
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Monkey Wrench - Sweet Potato
2. Streamline - Slide Five
3. Grey's Groove - Greyboy
4. Tachyon - The Rhythm Section
5. Mantra - Vibes Alive
6. Bebop Props - Ping Pong
7. Children - Skyjuice
8. Waiting For The Sun - The Rhythm Section
9. Panacea (Alt Version) - Greyboy
10. Peace On The Streets - DJ Swingsett
See all 11 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

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This slammin' two-CD compilation collects works from the fabulous acid jazz compilations Home Cookin', Mo Cookin', Still Cookin', What's Cookin', and Is That Jazz?. Galactic, Greyboy, DJ Swingset, Sharpshooters and others contribute midlength jams that are a mix of soulful melodies, deep funk grooves, hip-hop beats, and rump-shaking dance music. While jazz has been influential in certain drum & bass circles since the late-'90s, these early-'90s neofusion hybrids serve as logical precursors and illuminate how well the artists on the set also serve the jam-band fans who've crossed over to improvised jazz largely on the strengths of funkateers like Medeski Martin & Wood and others. Even so, the tracks here sound incredibly fresh and fun, mixing live instruments and DJs for a party where everyone is playing spiritedly. At home on the dance floor or in the cocktail lounge, The Best of Cookin' is a fine reminder of the potency of acid jazz and a great introduction for electronic music fans who are interested in seeing a crucial early bridge between the jazz and DJ culture. --Tad Hendrickson

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4.3 out of 5 stars
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dean Halpern on August 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD delivers everything it promises - funky, soul-drenched, be-boppin', groovy jazz. And what a bargain! I like it so much, I did something I never did before - I sent out an email to my friends (and friend's friends) telling them that they should go out and buy this wonderful piece of work.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Every song on this compilation is a rockin jam. I can't leave the house without it. My wife and I have been stealing it from each other since I bought it, so I broke down and bought one copy for each vehicle. Treat yourself to this CD, you won't be disappointed.
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I picked this cd up out of a bargain rack at a music store several years back. The fact that it had artists like Greyboy All Starts, Galactic, and Sweet Potato made it that much more attractive to me. Acid jazz seems to be a conflicted genre, though. To some, it is drum and bass. Others see it as a low-fi funk. And yet others interpet it as electronica laced hip-hop. To me, acid jazz has definite jazz overtones with a combination of these other interpetations. The Best of Cookin' delivers jazzy acid in spades! While many acid jazz compilations I own have a few songs I like and a lot I don't, this two disc set will rarely leave you unsatisfied. My favorite tracks include, Monkey Wrench, Soul Food, Black Eyed Peas, and Outer Space.
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By Teachmish on February 10, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this double disc album based on the reviews. I have to say as a Karl Denson fan, this really was a let down. I previewed the songs online before buying the album as well. Somehow the full songs just didn't work for me. The tracks lack the upbeat and "hey this is good!" factors that I like about Greyboy or Tiny Universe. Disc 1 is definitely better than the second one. Tracks I liked on Disc 1: Unwind Your Mind, Suzanne's Jam, Pork Pie Stride, & Solar Funk. Disc 2: Monkey Wrench & Panacea. They should have made it one disc, taken off the boring tracks, and just made it a better album overall.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Edmund D. Lewis on October 3, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This 2 CD set starts off strong and smooth. I really love the 1st CD, but the 2nd is a bit more laid back. This is real Jazz and I highly recommend this album.
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