1. CAT Episode 163 - Jeff Berlin Classic Artists Today, LLC 29:13

Jeff Berlin is known among bass players as one of the elite.  His one-of-a-kind tone, jaw dropping techniques and highly advanced harmonic approaches to the bass puts him near the top.  In addition to his 12 solo albums, you’ll find him on recordings and live performances with Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/Howe, Allan Holdsworth, Bruford, David Sancious, Janis Ian and dozens more.  Multi award-winning program director Ray White caught up with Jeff in November of 2022 to talk about his start in the music business, his early years playing progressive rock, and his latest album Jack Songs – featuring a “who’s who” of rock musicians paying homage to the legendary Jack BrucePeter Gabriel, former frontman for Genesis, who’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is our “showcase artist.”  His latest album is I/O.  The best in progressive rock…we’ve got ’em on the CAT!  

Ray White Managing Director, Classic Artists Today

Ray's passion for music and the musicians, started as a youth listening to transistor radios under the covers at bedtime. The bands and performers he liked, he followed throughout their career. In 2005 he was fed up with the evolution of a majority of the music the radio stations were playing and began investigating the bands he grew up listening to in the 1960's, 70's and 80's. Radio wasn't playing any of those band's "new" songs, just the "classic" hits. Researching the industry for a year, Ray launched Classic Artists Today syndicated radio show - featuring "new" songs by "classic" artists and included interviews and classic tracks too. The show was carried by several dozen radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Featuring Rock/Pop musicians and bands, Ray and the show won several awards from New Music Weekly magazine. With the success of these shows, he launched Coool CAT syndicated radio show, 5 years later, featuring Soul/R&B/Smooth Jazz/Blues performers and bands. In 2017, Ray starting producing his show in a 30-minute podcast format. Today, you can hear his work at Sittin' In With The CAT and Sittin' In With The Coool CAT. The legacy continues!