Rathor combines his powerful fingerstyle guitar with the Kenny Loggins Band for a tour de force of original instumental music ranging from from solos to selections with various combinations of the band.
Also guest appearances by Larry McNeely, Alan Thornhill and Martin Young makes this a most unusual and unique contribution to any guitar lover\'s collection.
The legendary Lenny Breau had this to say about Rathor and this record...
\"Raj and I have been friends for a few years now. I first met him in Nashville, I was teaching there, and he came to study with me all the way from California. So I knew he had to be serious about his music.
When I listen to his album I hear all the same influences I had in my lifetime: Country,Jazz, Folk, Indian. Some of the people I know he has listened to are Chet, Merle, Reed and banjo players, and I also hear a bit of me in there too, ha ha.
I think his music has a universal sound. It paints pictures of times and places and evokes a full range of emotions.
Also, when I am listening to his album I hear a lot of Raj.
I think this music is great! Good luck Raj and all the best.\" Lenny Breau
Jazz Cat Records announces that recording artist Raj Rathor has just received three nominations for his album \"The Dance of the Black Panther\" in the categories of Best Instrumental Album and Best Instrumental song for \"Nightflight\" and \"My Pal Al\". The Music Awards Show is scheduled for March 1st in Hollywood at the Highlands located in the Kodak Theater Complex. The awards show is an annual creation of Just Plain Folks Productions based in Indianapolis, In. The nominees were selected from 102,000 songs and 7800 albums entered making this the largest music awards program of any kind in history. To put it into perspective, this project contained and reviewed more music this year than all the major labels combined released last year.