Paul Taylor has developed a stellar career of over 25 years blowing smooth jazz sounds on his alto and soprano saxophones. All 12 albums he's released has landed on Billboards's Top Jazz Charts. Multi-award winning program director Ray White hung out with Paul in June of 2022 to talk about his latest album And Now This, recording all musicians on the new album remotely, his creative partner Dino Esposito and also his favorite pastime! You can also check our more from Paul on Episode 34. In our showcase segment, we'll feature another super saxman - Dave Koz. One of his latest releases is A Romance Night In. We close out our show with the very latest on the super group Jazz Funk Soul, which features Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp and Paul Jackson, Jr. Their latest project is titled Forecast. Nothing but the coolest on the Coool CAT!
Tab Benoit is a master of the delta blues. An amazing guitarist, you'll find him on many of the "best of" lists as one of the top guitarists living today. Since the early 1990's he's released over a dozen albums and, along with a Grammy nomination, Tab has won several Blues Music Awards. Tab's also been a strong advocate for environmental issues and was featured in the IMAX film "Hurricane on the Bayou." Multi-award winning program director Ray White spent time with Tab in May of 2022 and they discussed industry recognition of his music endeavors, his recently released Legacy: The Best Of project, his Whiskey Bayou Records business and Voice of the Wetlands non-profit organization he launched. In our showcase segment Lisa Davis features Whiskey Bayou Records recording artist Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos - a group of steller musicians on-the-rise who's opened for ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Gov't Mule, Styx and other major bands. Their last album was a self-titled project released in 2017, but their new music is in the can and will be dropping very soon! We close out this episode with blues powerhouse Shaun Murphy who has numerous solo albums out and sang with Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Little Feat, Meatloaf and many others. Her latest album is Flame Still Burns. You can find her "Sittin' in with the Coool CAT," on Episode 66. Best of the blues, right here on the Coool CAT!