Les DeMerle

Cookin' At The Corner, Volume 2

Origin 82491

In the same way that, say, Art Blakey or Buddy Rich drove their bands, DeMerle establishes an undeniable presence...
Jazz Review

Cookin' at the Corner is the real deal, capturing a live jazz set in a real jazz club packed with loyal jazz fans. The music is hot and sweet, swinging and soulful. The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band is tight and grooves hard with creativity and passion, giving each tune in their classic repertoire the perfect color and shade to create the ultimate jazz rainbow. Featured beside Les DeMerle's fiery drumming are his and Bonnie Eisele's equally dynamic vocals, as they perform classics such as "In a Mellow Tone," "Caravan," "Work Song" and more.

Track Listing:

1. In a Mellow Tone 5:10
2. Our Love is Here to Stay 3:36
3. You Don't Know Me 4:46
4. Work Song 3:55
5. Caravan 4:35
6. I'm Beginning to See the Light 3:10
7. S'Wonderful 3:05
8. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? 4:54
9. Let's Fall in Love 2:47
10. How High the Moon 2:52
11. Autumn Leaves/Les Feuilles Mortes 5:05
12. Black Orpheus/Manha De Carnaval 4:22
13. All Around the World 3:18
14. I Want You to Be My Baby 2:36
15. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid 2:50


Les DeMerle - drums/vocals
Bonnie Eisele - vocals/percussion
Mike Levine - piano
Ricky Ravelo - bass

Production Info:

Recorded live at The Jazz Corner, Hilton Head, SC
November 11 & 12, 2005
Produced by Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele
for Music Unlimited Productions, Amelia Island, FL
Recorded by Husbands Productions
Engineers: Mark and Lise Husbands
Mastering: Mark Guenther, Seattle Disc Mastering
Photography: Marc Hauser, David Burghardt
Design & layout: John Bishop

Reviews of Cookin' At The Corner, Volume 2

All About Jazz (Edward Blanco)
On November 11 and 12, 2005 drummer Les DeMerle and his band recorded a two-session live performance at The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, South Carolina, producing his fourth and fifth recordings, Cookin' at the Corner, Volume One and Volume Two for Origin Records. Recording a total of thirty songs, Volume Two represents the second half of this proje ...

Cadence, April-June 2008 (Larry Hollis)
"Cookin' At The Corner, Vol. 2" is a live club set from Hilton Head, South Carolina. Les De Merle leads his trio from the drums and sings rougher material like "Work Song" and "All Around The World" in an energetic if occasionally overdone voice, leaving his wife, Bonnie Eisele, to sing more standard songs in a warm, Jazzy voice. The music is live ...





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