The composer Chris Hazell was the producer for many recordings by The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. The original Cats suite was so popular, he wrote Kraken (another Cat). The Cats Suite is loosely based on the cats (all former strays) who shared the home of the composer. Kraken, the only female rules the roost, though only half the size of the others. After the success of the arrangement for Wind and Fanfare band of 'Three Brass Cats' Henk Ummels completed the Suite with Kraken.