I have only been called out (by name) by another music writer once. But that once was over my review of Beata Pater’s Red (B&B Records, 2013), where my fellow scribe claimed I had reduced the artist’s performance to, …”a gimmick with a pulse.” That said, Pater releases Fire Dance into her own vacuum. Pater specializes in, for lack of a better term, what can be called “wordless vocals.” This is not scat and it is not vocalese. It is Pater using her voice as an equal ensemble member. She melds well with soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome, tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington. This is very contemporary fare that is certainly enjoyable. All the eleven pieces are composed by Romanian born, California-based Alex Danson, bearing a distinctly crisp and precise contemporary character sure to please any Pater fan. https://www.allaboutjazz.com/more-female-vocals-andmore– cheryl-fisher-natalia-m-king-beata-pater-ellenandersson- cecilia-persson-natalia-m-king-by-c-michaelbailey. phpC.
Michael Bailey All About Jazz