Monday’s Music Box: Jazz Soundtrack for Cooking…

Well, I usually do longer tracks for Sunday’s Soundtrack for Surfing and shorter stuff for Monday’s Music Box but I promised Trent some groovy music to cook dinner to and then….well….I kinda lost track of the days….

So here you have it.

Monday’s Music for Making Meals….or something.

We return to the Eastern-European Jazz stylings of one of my favorite guitarists, Gabor Szabo. Hungarian born, emigrated to the US sometime around 1956 following the Hungarian Revolution.

He had a truly unique style of playing that, once you hear it, is unmistakably his own.

I find his music to be the best cooking music ever.

With varying levels of cheese.

He can get pretty cheesy in his choice of cover tunes, but somehow always seems to inflect it all with his unique Eastern flavor.

Here is his 1968 release from the Skye label, Bacchanal…


You know the drill.

Press play.

Go on about your meal-making day.

(Just watch you don’t use too much paprika…)

You can find plenty more Gabor on YouTube, of course, and my previous sharings


Monday’s Music Box: Soundtrack for Surfing: Gabor Szabo


…and very dreamy it is.

A truly unique voice in the world of jazz.

East meets West.

(I’ve got a thing for that–can’t you tell?)

This one’s from a while back.

1968, to be precise.

One of my all-time faves.

Probably flew under a lot of people’s respective radars.

Had this one on vinyl at one time.

A dear friend introduced me to his music back in the early 1990’s.

She just lost her father, so this one’s for K.


You know the drill.

Press play.

Go on about your day.