Beata Pater has been performing and releasing music for years, and with Blue (B&B) she continues to expand her world of jazz to show that she is more than capable of covering a wide range of music and styles, all while holding on to her foundation while flirting with it.
She reminds me a bit of Al Jarreau in that she does a lot of scat, but it’s not all that she does. She does it quite well, and it’s what she does with it that made me want to listen to the entire album not once, but twice. Her choice of material to cover will make any music fan get ear boners: “Afro Blue” (Mongo Santamaria) and “Blue In Green” (Miles Davis) will made jaded fans want to hear more, while her originals are quite remarkable and will make you want to know what she’s like in a live setting. Find out for yourself.