Vocalist Beata Pater offers an exquisite set on her latest recording titled Tet. Backed by an 18- piece ensemble, Beata sings a selection of jazz standards and original compositions by such contemporary composers Freddie Hubbard, Al Jarreau, Chick Corea and Neville Potter. Beata also produces and co-wrote the core arrangements for the recording with her pianist Hiromu Aoki. The string arrangements which were beautifully written by Alex Danson and the wind and brass arrangements were written by Aaron Lington.
Joined by several revered jazz and classical North Californian accompanists, Beata opens with an immaculate version of Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower” which highlights her beautiful soprano range on Al Jarreau’s lyrics, the lovely string arrangements and the gorgeous piano solo played by Hiromu Aoki. “Lazy Afternoon” is also beautifully sung and here Beata captivates you, dear listener, in a lower alto voice that flows alongside the lovely violin players and pianist’s solo. Chick Corea’s “Crystal Silence” is given a new interpretation that opens with exotic strings and now includes lyrics by Neville Potter. Beata’s excellent soprano makes this song a keeper.
Among the standards sequenced on the recording are upbeat versions of “Old Devil Moon” and “Invitation” as well as three songs written by Alan “Chip” White. Overall, Tet is simply a beautiful offering and features highly impressive singing by Beata Pater. Paula Edelstein – Sounds of Timeless Jazz