Do I need to tell you how great to have a cat actually playing guitar on the cover of Who Let the Cats Out? Cats are a lot more musical than we imagine, if they can just calm down and not run out of the room when someone starts to teach them.
Mike Stern’s Who Let the Cats Out is clearly among the great jazz album names that include cats in the name. I’m not entirely familiar with all the cat jazz album titles in the world, so make sure to remind me with comments of the many I will probably miss.
I like that Who Let the Cats Out is both a funny riff and so very true. Because we all heard Who Let the Dogs Out, but the truth is dogs that get let out are far easier to find than cats who get let out. An out cat can’t hardly be found if he wants to be, which he usually doesn’t.
Naturally, Who Let the Cats Out is a jazz album. If cats were a musical genre, they would be jazz. And if cats played music, they’d play jazz. My cat Brody plays the keyboard, and it’s improvisation at a very pure level. No technique, knowledge, or musical score can impede him when he starts tickling the ivories.