QUOTES “Berthold Brecht-ish, Mack The Knife-ish, and Freudian. No pomposity. A cathartic honesty, refreshing duality and pure originality. I was most impressed.” Dick Crockett, “Still Another Jazz Show” The Voice 88.7fm Sacramento
“I was the first California Jazz host to play Raj and Diana’s ‘Jazz Cat’ cd. One guitar...one voice...fresh, reviving and unique. I play this cd often. “Drew in the Studio” KCLU Thousand Oaks, Ca.
“These two sound like a hipper, cooler ... which means they sound jazzier to these ears. They have a delightful repertoire-- I cant think of the last time I heard ‘When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on his Tuba.’ The guitar accompaniment and soloing is marvelously conceived, not to take anything away from Diana’s singing.” Bob Snyder, Jazz Programmer, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Wi.
“We love the cd ‘Jazz Cat’ here at KJAZ AM Los Angeles. They are on the right track and we look forward to their next.” Nick Tyler, Jazz host, KJAZ L.A. Ca.
Rathor “displays sizzling technique without sacrificing musical taste.” Joseph Woodard, Santa barbara Nightlight
“Not only do I have it (‘Jazz Cat’), But I think it’s great and I’ve already begun to give it airplay.” Mama Jazz, WMUB, Cincinnatti
“Just wanted to tell you I LOVE both cds....’Jazz Cat’ , the tune is like an instant classic.” Suzie Q., KOTR San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Raj Rathor is the fastest, most melodically gifted guitarist in Las Vegas. There, we said it. You’ll be saying it, too, once you’ve seen and heard Rathor tear up a fretboard with wizard-like dexterity, whether by himself or with... Jarret Keene, City Lfe, Las Vegas
“We have you receiving some light airplay on our various jazz programs at KKUP. We are particularly enjoying track 2!” (‘Jazz Cat’) Brad Stone, Music Director KKUP Cupertino, Ca.
“Your cd “Jazz Cat” is receiving 1 to 2 spins per week on WFIT-FM” Todd Kennedy, Program Director WFIT Melbourne, Fl.
“It’s a nice album and I’ll be happy to give it some more airplay.” Peter Solomon, WCVE-FM Central Virginia’s Public Broadcasting (PBS)
Raj and Diana have put together a wonderful album of the classic jazz duo combination of vocals and guitar. Both artists are incredibly gifted at their craft. A student of Lenny Breau, Raj's guitar playing is rhythmically strong and colorful. His ideas flow so smoothly, taking you on a harmonic journey that you'll definitely enjoy. Diana's vocals posses a depth and richness that one could listen to for hours. Together they posses the unique ability to blend their two instruments together into one unified and beautiful sound. Ted Vierra, Jazz Guitarist
THE COMPLETE LENNY BREAU QUOTE:
"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
From the liner notes on "The Dance Of The Black Panther" Jazz Cat Records