Paul Taylor has been a groundbreaking force among sax elite in the smooth jazz genre since his first album in 1995. Paul's had albums and singles hit the top of the Billboard charts on numerous occasions. Another highlight of his musical career was spending time playing with The Rippingtons. Award-winning program director Ray White sits down with Paul, in November of 2017, to discuss his latest album Countdown and talk about his music. In our spotlight segment, Lisa Davis highlights the latest from Latin flavored, jazz-pop crossover artist Basia, and her new release Butterflies. Lisa also features the sassy saxophonist Paula Atherton, whose latest album is titled Shake It, which has been climbing the charts. For more information on our show, visit http://www.cooolcat.com
Steel drum virtuoso Andy Narell first hit the national scene, as a youngster, on the TV show I've Got A Secret in 1963. His career has taken him throughout the world with stops at Carnegie Hall and playing in front of 80,000 people. Andy's latest album is titled We Kinda Music. In our May of 2010 interview, Andy talks with two-time program director of the year, Ray White, about his collaboration with Lord Relator and his passion for steelpans. In our showcase segment our "Hostess With The Mostest", Lisa Davis, features the latest from the fabulous Motown legends - The Temptations. Their latest album is All The Time. Certainly a "coool" breeze flowing through this episode! For additional information, visit www.cooolcat.com
Stanley Clarke, the legendary bass player and songwriter is "Sittin' In" with two-time New Music Weekly magazine's Program Director of the Year - Ray White, on this dynamic episode! Stanley is a founding member of Return To Forever who recorded his first solo album in 1973. He's been tapped for several Grammy awards and garnered several lifetime achievement awards. On this episode we talk about highlights from his illustrious career, his latest album and new band. Super grooves from Stanley, too!! During our showcase segment, Lisa Davis, features Nick Colionne whose latest album is The Journey. Najee and 2-time Grammy nominated producer Chris "Big Dog" Davis join Nick. We always have the best musicians on the planet joining us right here on Sittin' In With The Coool CAT!!! Info at http://www.cooolcat.com
Since his major label debut 30 years ago, Southern blues guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a worldwide guitar hero. Armed with signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing solos, his legions of fans spread globally. In this episode, award-winning program director, Ray White, hangs with Tinsley at Waves of Sound studio in Virginia Beach, VA in March of 2015, for an exclusive recording session and interview. He shares with us insights on his Tough Love project and much more! Tinsley's latest CD is titled, Winning Hand. The great bandleader, saxman and singer Eddie Shaw, is featured in our spotlight segment by our "Hostess with the Mostest," Lisa Davis, as we honor his storied career - which included bandleader for the legendary Howlin' Wolf. Eddie passed away on January 29, 2018. His last studio album was with his good friends in the Hampton Roads, VA region, Eddie Shaw and the 757 All Stars - Still Riding High.
For over 40 years, Pieces of a Dream have been at the forefront of jazz performers. Formed in Philadelphia in 1976, original members Curtis Harmon and James Lloyd lead the way today. The late Grover Washington, Jr. helped the band to launch their career to global fame. With 18 studio albums under their belts, the band is stronger than ever today! In this episode, award-winning program director Ray White hangs with Curtis and James in July of 2017 talking about their latest release - Just Funkin' Around and much more. In our spotlight segment, Lisa Davis features After 7 whose latest album is titled Timeless. For more information about out show visit www.cooolcat.com
Gloria Gaynor had two Top 10 hits in the mid-to-late 1970's and continued to land on the charts through the early 1980's. Signed to Columbia Records by the industry guru Clive Davis, her title track from the 1975 album "Never Can Say Goodbye" was the first song to top Billboard magazine's dance chart - while reaching the Top 10 of the pop charts, too. Award-winning program director, Ray White, sits down with Gloria to discuss her pioneering a new music genre that transformed music venues around the country and further insights into the world of "Disco" and dance music from that era! She talks about her last studio album - I Wish You Love, too. On our spotlight segment, Lisa Davis - your "Hostess With The Mostess," features saxman Euge Groove, whose latest album is titled Groove On. Learn more about our show at http://www.cooolcat.com
The Rippingtons were formed in 1985 by the phenomenal guitarist Russ Freeman. Throughout the years, the band has included a "who's-who" roster from the contemporary jazz genre including Kenny G, Kirk Whalum, David Benoit and Omar Hakim. In this episode, award-winning program director Ray White talks with Russ about the bands' latest release - True Stories, reuniting with saxman Brandon Fields and the bands' dedicated fans. Our "Hostess with the Mostest," Lisa Davis features former lead singer for the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson, in our spotlight segment. His latest album is titled - In It To Win It. For more information about our show visit http://www.cooolcat.com
One of the top R&B singers today, Kenny Lattimore has been called "Lover Man" by many of his fans. Since launching his solo career in 1996, he has a total of 7 albums to his credit. Several, with his former wife Chante Moore. In our June of 2011 interview, Kenny talks with award-winning radio personality Ray White about his Timeless CD and highlights from his career. His latest project, Vulnerable, features his awesome production talents and graceful tenor tones. In our spotlight segment Lisa Davis features the Jeff Lorber Fusion, whose latest album Prototype is nominated for a 2018 Grammy award. For additional information on our show, visit http://www.cooolcat.com