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MP3 Cat Cohen - Songs of Survival And Sweet Surrender

A collection of Jazzy Blues, R&B-Pop Crossover, and Soulful SInger-Songwriter styles

10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, BLUES: Jazzy Blues

SONGS OF SURVIVAL & SWEET SURRENDER is a collection of ten soulful original Cat Cohen funky jazzy rock tunes that pays homage to the song styles of Dr. John, Randy Newman, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, and Mose Allison. Cat takes the discriminating listener on a gritty inspirational journey through contemporary struggles for physical, economic, emotional and spiritual survival in these challenging times


After years of penning songs for the likes of Bo Diddley and Freddie Hubbard, Los Angeles songwriting teacher, author, and keyboardist Cat Cohen decided to steal the spotlight for himself and record his debut album, Songs of Survival and Sweet Surrender. After hearing the highly likable, soulful opener, "Kindness Of Strangers", we''re sure glad he did. Bringing to mind a more rock-oriented Mose Allison in both voice and creative style, Cat approaches singing and songwriting with a mix of fearlessness, light-hearted humor, and a strong social conscience: Songs like "Blaze Of Glory" stick it to the man using elements of gospel, jazz, and blues. Cat''s piano work is the most pervasion keyboard element here, though he plays organ and synth horn parts with equal comfort and assurance. Play it, brother – Keyboard salutes you.

Michael Gallant
Keyboard magazine
February 2007

CAT COHEN is an ASCAP songwriter with pop, R&B, jazz and blues songs cut by recording artists Cheryl Lynn, Syreeta, Freddie Hubbard and with Bo Diddley. He also co-wrote a jazz instrumental featured in the HBO movie The Rat Pack as well as a funk tune for the hit Universal feature film Undercover Brother. Cat wrote the chapter on music theory for John Braheny''s book The Craft And Business Of Songwriting. Cat has taught songwriting at UCLA Extension and is an artist development instructor at Musician''s Institute in Hollywood and has just been added as a songwriting instructor at Cal Poly Pomona . He coaches keyboard players, singers and songwriters in private sessions in the L.A. area.

His single BLUE STATE OF MIND/BUSH’S FOLLY was well received by some leading politicians. Here is what they had to say.

Thank you for the CD of self-composed songs (Blue State of Mind/Bush’s Folly). I will place it on public display in my office as property of the State of Wisconsin. Sen. Russell D. Feingold (D - Wisconsin)

Thank you for your copy of your CD (Blue State of Mind/Bush’s Folly). You were very thoughtful to include me in the distribution of this work. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D - New York)

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