Fatefully meeting Jay Wagner after moving to the West Coast proved to be the magical ingredient to Cooling’s lyricism. Perfectly complementing each other’s writing and performing efforts, the team has played with Joe Henderson, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. With several number ones in the jazz charts, jazz polls and Best New Talent selection, Cooling is now with Narada Jazz, keeping her musical creations live, distinct and purely great listening.
Raging percussion, funky back vocals and hot piano rolls accompany Cooling’s distinct upbeat fashion of fretting during "Mildred’s Attraction." Mysterious cricket sounds, soft vocals and the pristine sounds of night make "Cool Of The Night" sear as Cooling stretches rich notes into pure listening pleasure. Changing pace, coming back with a smooth, too cool, bluesy title track "Revolving Door," Cooling draws the notes to an extended, lingering, persuasive length. Each note precise. Every groove on target. One can feel the nighttime blues in the air. Cooling hits tones that are usually reserved for people like Larry Carlton.
Switching moods, "At The Modern" blends percussion with guitar licks for an upbeat, swinging tune punctuated with melodic horns. In an ode to the audience, Cooling breaks out in steamy vocals for "I’ll Always Love You" as she lyrically reminds the audience of the wonderful times they have shared with her during get-togethers filled with music. Sliding back to a more percussion-infused blues rhythm, Cooling glides across her guitar strings gently to the accompaniment of funk-laden drums and smooth trumpet sounds. Lively, yet expansive, "Come And Get It" seems to say it all. Cooling lays it out there for her audience to fully enjoy. Organ grooves capture the moment.
In a special tribute to her sibling, Cooling holds nothing back as she sings "Little Sister," telling a story of personal understanding towards internal struggles. Cooling’s voice is clear, rich and deeply felt. "In Case of Rain" is a brief, yet appropriate follow up to "Little Sister." Playful guitar notes caress the listener in a spirited four-minute track "Jesse’s Bench." Traveling piano chords and energetic percussion give this tune several layers of listening, at times, almost a southwestern flavor.
Closing with "One Again," Cooling gently vocalizes her memories of falling in love with guitar during early youth, claiming faith in returning together with her real love. A brief tune, "One Again" is heart felt, perfectly describing Cooling’s love of guitar and the music she creates.