Will Downing is Mr. Sophisticated Soul, having recorded 25 albums over the past 35 years. His distinctive baritone voice has attracted fans worldwide and carved a unique niche in Soul and R&B music. Multi-award winning program director Ray White sat down with Will after his soundcheck to talk about his two latest albums Sophisticated Soul and The Song Garden, his radio show - "The Wind Down" and other great insights. You can find Will "Sittin' In With The CAT," on our very 1st episode, too. Your "Hostess with the Mostess," Lisa Davis, features Brian Culbertson, whose lastest release is The Trilogy, Pt. 3: White. We close out this show with a tribute to the iconic saxophonist Pharoah Sanders who passed away on September 24, 2022. Coool CAT is sharing a lot of love on this episode. Hope you'll listen in!
Adam Hawley is an awesome guitarist, composer and producer. During his emerging career, this "rising-star" musician has already had eleven #1 hits! Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Adam after soundcheck in June of 2022 to talk about the beginning of his career, supporting many major stars in the music business, musicians who have influenced his career, his work as a music producer and his new Risin' Up album. Lisa Davis features the jazz icon Ramsey Lewis, who passed away on September 12, 2022, in our showase segment. A three-time Grammy winner, he recorded over 80 albums during his illustrious career. Ramsey was awarded 5 gold albums and in 2007 the National Endowment of the Arts presented him with their Jazz Masters Award. His last album was The Beatles Songbook and his memoir titled "Gentleman of Jazz" will be released in 2023. Be sure to listen to our interview with Ramsey on Episode 60, too! The best from the legacy (and rising jazz musicians), brought to you by the Coool CAT!