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Takes From The Lab

by Cat's A Bear



Multiple versions of two CAB classics recorded with full gear in the band's rehearsal space. These are done to track progress and ideas and to prepare for certain gigs and recordings. The band really likes the conga solos.


released March 16, 2021

Nick "Tito" Ronzitti - Congas, Percussion
Phil Papotnik - Saxophone
Tony Stefanelli - Bass
Joe Dorris - Drums
Frank Singer - Guitar, Compositions

Thanks to Joe Dorris for the many years of rehearsal space (the band always plays at the drummer's house), and to Phil Papotnik for the extended use of the gear, and for all the board feeds and audio gear over the years.

(Okay, you kinda gotta be into the band to get into this one, but if you like the tunes, hearing multiple takes shows you how the players dig into the tunes over time. Enjoy!)


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Cat's A Bear Erie, Pennsylvania

Joe Dorris and Frank Singer joined forces in 1982 to create the original contemporary Jazz presented in this collection. Many amazing musicians have contributed to this 40+ year project, adding their voices to the fun while accepting the challenge of performing this high-level music. As we continue to make more, we hope you have as much fun listening as we did playing. Thank you for your support! ... more

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