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 The Catz in the Hatz
Resilience_Pic_(Use_to_make_new_Res_Cover).JPG THIS ALBUM IS ONLY AVAILABLE VIA RHOMBUS-RECORDS.COM



TRADITIONAL JAZZ THAT MOST PEOPLE CAN SING ALONG TOO. WE HAVE ALSO WRITTEN OUR OWN MUSIC AND GOSH DARN YOU CAN SING THAT AS WELL. .................................................................................................................. THE CATZ HAVE OPENED FOR 3 DOG NIGHT, AMERICA AND THE POINTER SISTERS. .................................................................................................................. FOR BOOKING INFO, CONTACT SHAUNA AT WWW.SLK-ENTERTAINMENT.COM SLK Entertainment Shauna L. Krikorian P.O. Box 480589 Los Angeles, Ca. 90048 t: 323-807-8711 e-mail Shauna@slkent.com Web-site: www.slkent.com .................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................... Local Musicians Climb Ladder of Success (7/5/06) BIG BEAR LAKE, CA. Great news for a local band. CATZ IN THE HATZ has signed with Rhombus Records in Hollywood. The jazz band continues to get airplay around the world and is reportedly in the top ten in several countries. ................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................... THE CATZ IN THE HATZ " RESILIENCE " ALBUM REVIEW: The hub-bub of this small town band is like peaks and valleys. in some circles outside the confines of big bear lake caLifornia, the catz are known as the NEW direction of otherwise traditional jazz and in other circles in their own hometown people ask who they are. Some have never heard of them and then again...some have. The big question is does it qualify as mainstream or fusion? The answer is not an easy one for the 5 guys that DO have day jobs. Over the past year since the release of the locally and internet/commercial introduction of the catz in the hatz on a global level with their "take one" album ( a collection of club fav's that are still available at cdbaby), the catz have come very far as musicians and writters. this new album "take two" labled as the " counterpart " of "take one" is anything but. This album really captures the rock and roll foundation of this transformed band for most of its members and unlike the first,this album features more instrumentals than vocals proving that they are talented in both modes. From the swinging and comical SLOW DOWN JIMMY to GOD BLESSED AMERICA ( which could very well end up being the NEW americana tune of the new generation), this album is a delight for musicians and listeners. LOVER which is a jazz standard really shows the hyper-intensity of this group of five and features lighting fast guitar and a bass solo that is not heard of in the jazz realm.RIVIERA PARADISE (a stevie ray song) is done in a very haunting fashion and is well worth the 8 mins of song. FUIR ELISE is also another composition that is unheard of in the jazz realm. This song shows the imagination of pianist mike cross and an un-mistakable prelude of scarbouogh affair played on the fretless bass by terry copley...interesting though and with its swirling violins and tubular bells, they make this song a wonderfull marriage of clasical,jazz and rock. Steve boggio holds all this mania together with his un-stoppable timing,flare and style.Mike weins and his guitar are master and slave that any aspiring guitarist and even some big shots..could take a lesson from and then there's steve johnson and with only a few in the heavyweight class of male baritone jazz, johnson proves to be a contender.Terry copley has the bass duties in this band and does a fine job as a rocker tuned jazzer. His solos are unique if not downright STRANGE but this is what gives the catz their sound and a pleasent sound it is. So all in all, i think this album is the answer or part of the answer to what can not just baby boomers...but kids and elderly alike can listen to in a world of repetitive music.Its no wonder that the catz have opened for h 3 DOG NIGHT, AMERICA and THE POINTER SISTERS because sometimes 15 mins of fame can happen to the un-discovered artist. the catz are about 5 mins into it. With the signing to Rhombus Records (home of larry coryell), you can now to hear the catz on commercial stations in the USA by the end of 2006. ROD COLEMAN INDEPENDANT JAZZ REVIEWER BOSTON,MA.
[Group in Photo: The Catz in the Hatz, Big Bear Lake, CA www.catzinhatz.com]

 

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