James Lloyd is keyboardist and co-founder of Pieces of a Dream. He was only a senior in high school when his first album was released. James also has written and/or produced songs for dozens of other recording artists aside from Pieces. You'll find performances by him on television and film too. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with James in January 2000 to talk about the bands' On Another Note album, touring, his solo work, supporting projects of other musicians and his frightening airplane trip! The band's recent follow-up album is Fired Up! In our showcase segment, Lisa Davis features the former lead vocalist of the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson, whose latest single is No Stoppin' Us. And we wind up this episode with the multi-talented saxophonist and record company executive, Walter Beasley, who just released Meet Me At My Place. This episode has a groove that just doesn't miss...it's Coool CAT time!!
Maysa Leak is at the top of her game as one of the leading R&B/Jazz female vocalists today. She's been honored as a recipient of many awards including Soul Train's first Centric Award in 2009 and garnered her first Grammy nomination in 2014. In 2018, Maysa became the founder/owner of her own record label, Blue Velvet Soul Records. Her latest release is Music For Your Soul. In November of 2021, she shared details about her new record company, the new album with help from her friends and much more with multi-award winning program director Ray White. In our showcase segment Lisa Davis features the fantastic saxophonist Gerald Albright, whose latest project is titled G-Stream 2: Turn It Up along with contemporary jazz superstar Brian Culbertson who just released the Trilogy Pt. 3: White. We close out the show with the amazing guitarist Marc Antoine, who dropped Something About Her in 2021. A jammed-packed episode you don't want to miss! Coool CAT - "Where Old School is New School...Again."