Greg and Gary Grainger are two of the busiest guys in the music business. As co-founders of Pockets in the late 1970's, they recorded 3 studio albums which contained 6 songs that landed on Billboard's R&B charts. Back together today, Pockets have been in the studio and have just released their new single - Work It Out. In recent years, bassist Gary and drummer Greg, have produced several albums as Grainger with the latest being Phase III. With their roots back to the early days of Earth, Wind & Fire, they also find the time to book gigs as In Gratitude - a tribute to their long time friends. On the contemporary jazz front, they record and tour with Acoustic Alchemy, whose recent release was 33 1/3. And last...but certainly not least, you'll find the brothers in the Paul Reed Smith Band, playing worldwide and laying down some tracks, too. Multi-award winning program director, Ray White, talked with them on all fronts, on this packed-full episode! They are certainly, two really Coool CAT's!!
One of the top R&B singers today, Phil Perry launched his career in 1971 as a member of The Montclairs. He's sang on numerous contemporary jazz albums throughout the years and has released 12 solo studio projects. You'll find him in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame, too! Multi-award winning program director Ray White, talks with Phil about his latest album - Breathless, the Jazz Legacy Foundation and overcoming surgery. A voice like no other...Mr. Phil Perry! Your "Hostess with the Mostest" Lisa Davis, features saxman Michael Lington, whose latest album is Silver Lining and Incognito's Bluey, who just released Tinted Sky. R&B and Contemporary Jazz, it's Coool...CAT!