“don’t be surprised if you get hooked!”

O’s Notes: Polish born vocalist, Beata Pater makes her US debut with Blue but she is hardly a rookie. She is influenced by Brazilian samba and incorporates a lot of that genre into her style along with some avant-garde. Beata uses vocalese to express herself and pours her heart out especially on tunes like “The Little Prince”. We also enjoyed “Southbound Train”, “Freedom Song” and the spirited “Fly Strip” where she scats in unison with bassist Jon Evans in what turns into a funky beat allowing each of them to solo freely. That groove spills over into “Sludgeekee”. Take a listen and don’t be surprised if you get hooked!” D. Oscar  Groomes
O’s Place Jazz Magazine

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