“Pater puts together some spunky, perky, florid, sassy, rambunctious songs that transport the listener”
Red

“Pater puts together some spunky, perky, florid, sassy, rambunctious songs that transport the listener”

Beata Pater's 6th solo CD, the 3rd in her color series, might best be remarked by her choice of covers: Freddie Hubbard's Red Clay, Herbie Hancock's Butterfly, and Marek Balata's…

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“a tour de force performance that goes beyond scat singing and takes vocalese to another level”
Red

“a tour de force performance that goes beyond scat singing and takes vocalese to another level”

Red is the third album in jazz singer Beata Pater’s color series. Beginning in 2006 with Black, she (in collaboration with pianist/composer Mark Little) put together a set of familiar…

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“It doesn’t sound like anything else you’re likely to hear this year. Very cool.”
Fire Dance

“It doesn’t sound like anything else you’re likely to hear this year. Very cool.”

Does anyone remember D’Cuckoo? Back in the 1980s they played a sort of pan-ethnic percussion-based electronica, with wordless vocals and lots of rhythmic layers. Now try to imagine that group…

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“Tasty stuff that takes jazz vocal to some new places, this is a set that moves creative music forward. “
Fire Dance

“Tasty stuff that takes jazz vocal to some new places, this is a set that moves creative music forward. “

The wordless vocalist is changing it up this time around. The songs are all originals, she's using vocal overdubs and did the production herself. The result is a more well…

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