Pieces of a Dream celebrates 45 years in 2021, bringing audiences the best in contemporary jazz and R&B. Co-founder Curtis Harmon beats the skins and provides the backbeat for their awesome sound. 22 of the bands albums have landed on the charts with the latest being On Another Note. Coool CAT's executive producer Ray White caught up with Curtis in February of 2012 talking with him about his relationship with the legendary Grover Washington, Jr., their Soul Intent album and other highlights from their storied history. Be sure to listen to more insights from the band on Episodes 30 and 96. Our "Hostess with the Mostest," Lisa Davis features chart-topping contemporary jazz guitarist Nick Colionne in our showcase segment. Nick's latest album Finger Painting was named due to the visualization of his Epiphone ES 175 guitar as a musical paintbrush painting all the colorful notes he plays. You're leading source featuring the best from the world of Contemporary Jazz... the Coool CAT!
Paula Atherton can consistently be found towards the top of the smooth jazz charts, showcasing her talents on the saxophone, flute and on vocals. In the past 5 years she's emerged as a star in this music genre. On this episode, multi-award winning program director Ray White catches up with Paula before she takes the stage to talk about the development of her music career, her latest #1 hit "Summer Song", importance of band members and colleagues as team players, components that make a #1 song and much more! Paula's latest album is Can You Feel It. Listen to more from Paula on Episode 074. In our showcase segment, show hostess Lisa Davis features Paul Brown, whose latest album is Ones Upon A Time and also the dynamic Brian Culbertson, who recently released Music From The Hang! The best in Smooth Jazz... we have it here on the Coool CAT!!