Smooth Jazz and Fine Cooking – Slim Man

Slim Man is singer, songwriter, bassist and a man, who isn’t in the constant pursuit of perhaps unattainable material goals, but takes life as it is and receives solely from the existing beautiful things personal satisfaction. Reading his diaries, enjoying his receipts of belle cuisine and listening to his beautiful music is like Yin and Yang.

Before I fall into raptures here some facts of his musical career. Songwriter for Angela Bofill, Brian Jack, the Temptations, Carl Anderson and finally creator of his debut album End of The Rainbow (1995). He really found the golden pot and continued with Closer To Paradise (1996), Secret Rendezvous (1997), Jazzified (1999), All I Want For Christmas (2000), For Now And Forever (2003), Bella Mia (2004), Solstice (2006), Christmas Eve (2008), and in 2010 Thousand Miles Away.

Also to mention is his side project Bona Fide. In 1998 Carl Griffin needed a funky jazz group for his new label. So Slim Man gathered some of his buddies to record the first album Royal Function (1999), followed by The Poe House (2001) and Soul Lounge (2005).

Visiting his website you will discover another side of Slim Man: Slim is an excellent cook. He has two cooking DVDs in his collection. The first is a Lo-Def, Lo-Tech collection of 16 cooking videos, each about 5 minutes long, that show you how to cook some of the Slim Family recipes, along with Slim Man’s own original recipes. Most of the dishes are vegetarian–some seafood, some pasta–all delicious, quick and easy. And the best part? They all feature Batu, that crazy bull terrier dog of Slim’s!

Most of the videos are shot in the West Wing of the Slim Shack, in a funky little kitchen in Baltimore that’s cozy and cute. Other videos were shot in New York City, and upstate New York. The second DVD continues this collection.