The Euphoria Sessions

by Cat's A Bear

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rhythmson 1984 mixes sound futuristic today. Progressive Jazz at its best. Favorite track: What Color Is Your Underwear?.
'Trane Steps 02:54
Who Am I? 03:48
Turd 03:03


Cat's A Bear did two sessions at Euphoria Sound Studios on Shirley Ave in Revere, MA in the mid '80s. These are the original tracks from those sessions, never before released. Two cover songs from the recordings are available for download at

These tracks are the first original music recorded by Cat's A Bear, beginning a forty year history of making, recording and performing original jazz. Hours were spent getting the sounds and mix, with great help from engineers Gordon and Mark. These objectives were unconventional for the times (and even now), and these two gentlemen worked hard to help develop the band's ideas, setting their ethic and process of recording in place for the years to come.

These tracks were mastered for volume and noise in 2021 to revitalize the mixes and allow for close listening. Please enjoy!

The photos are from an early promotional session. Ah, youth.


released April 12, 2020

Bob Dorris - Bass
Joe Dorris - Drums
Frank Singer - Guitar, Compositions (except La Lagartija by David Lindsey)

Russ Hoffman - Keyboard (1-3)
Jim Merkin - Keyboard (5, 6)
David Lindsey - Trombone, Composition (4), Finger Snaps (5), Euphonium (7)
Simon Ritt - Finger Snaps (5)

Tracks 1-3 Recorded November 1984
Gordon Hookailo - Engineer
Tracks 4-10 Recorded Friday June 13, 1986
Mark Lemaire - Engineer

All Tracks recorded at:
Euphoria Sound Studios, Revere MA
Tom Hitt - Transfers

Produced by Frank Singer

Bob on Bass:


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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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