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The Polish jazz vocalist changes it up for her second release by reinventing scat singing for the pomo/electronic age. Art hipsters will want to make

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Uptempo Magazine Interview

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Blue, her fifth solo recording, is the second installment of the internationally acclaimed vocalist’s “color series” collaboration with pianist/composer Mark Little. The project teaming the Polish born virtuoso singer with the veteran piano man from Texas, which began with the 2006 release of Black, takes on a new and exciting character with Blue.

The former date symbolized a beginning – rich, dark soils from which life springs – with modern, edgy, interpretations of timeless classics from the Great American Songbook that revealed Beata’s traditional jazz roots, displaying her rhythmic acuity and fine tuned control of tonality, solidly placing her in the lineage of great songstresses, such as Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter and Shirley Horn.

On Blue she takes what was first developed on Black in different direction, eschewing the words of lyrics for a freer sound centered around her uncanny ability to achieve emotional depth through the melodic manipulation of rhythm and pitch.

Stations Playing Blue

Bruno Pollacci – AnimaJazz.it
Livorno/Pisa Italy
WFHB
Bloomington
WVOF
Fairfield
WHFC
Bel Air
WEMU
Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor/Detroit
WFBH
Bloomington
WGDR
Plainfield
Radio Krakow
Krakow
Polonia Radio
Poland
Maine Pub Radio
Bangor
WJSU
Jackson
WUMR
Memphis
KNTU
Denton
WSHA
Raleigh
WECS
Willimantic
WORT
Madison
KUAC
Fairbanks
KEUL
Girdwood
KHNS
Haines
KMXT
Kodiak
WBLZ
Birmingham
KASU
St. University
La Guagua Radio
Buenos Aires
Radio Adelaide
Adelaide
KALX
Berkeley
KLBC
Long Beach
KVMR
Nevada City
KCHO
Chico
KZSC
Santa Cruz
KCSB
Santa Barbara
KZYX
Mendocino
CKCU
Ottawa ON
CHRW
London ON
CJAM
Windsor ON
CFBX
Kamloops BC
KEPC
Colorado Springs
KOTO
Telluride
KAFM
Grand Junction
KBUT
Crested Butte
KDNK
Carbondale
KRFC
Fort Collins
KVNF
Paonia
KSJD
Mancos
WPKN
Bridgeport
WRTC
Hartford
WRGP
Miami
Georgia Pub Radio
Syndicated
WUGA
Athens
WACG
Augusta
WWIO
Brunswick
WUWG
Carrollton
WJSP
Columbus
WPPR
Demorest
WNGU
Dahlonega
WJWV
Fort Gaines
WDCO
Macon
WSVH
Savannah
WWIO
St. Marys
WABR
Tifton
WWET
Valdosta
WNGH
Dalton
WGPB
Rome
WMUM
Atlanta
WUNV
Albany
WXVS
Waycross
WATY
Folkston
WHCJ
Savannah
KWIT
Sioux City
WAUG
Rock Island
KEDM
Monroe
Radio ARA
Grand Duchy of
WMUA
Amherst
WICN
Worcester
WFWM
Frostburg
WHFC
Bel Air
WBOR
Brunswick
WERU
East Orland
WRBC
Lewiston
WMHB
Waterville
KBEM
Minneapolis
KFAI
Minneapolis
KXCV
Maryville
KJLU
Jefferson City
WMPR
Jackson
WSCA
Portsmouth
WGXC
Hudson
WDPS
Dayton
M3
Online
Radioio
Online
taintradio.org
Online
AOL Music
Online
UK Jazz Radio
Online
KMUN
Astoria
KEOL
La Grande
WMCE
Erie
WQLN
Erie
WDIY
Bethlehem
WKPS
University Park
Arrow Jazz FM
The Hague
KTEP
El Paso
KVLU
Beaumont
Jazz FM
London
Soulandjazz.com
Leek
KUER
Salt Lake City
KZMU
Moab
Aggie Radio
Logan
KAOS
Olympia
KSER
Everett
WWSP
Stevens Pt.
WWVU
Morgantown
WEAA
Baltimore
WJAB
Huntsville
KABF
Little Rock
WWUH
Hartford
WDNA
Miami
WUWF
Pensacola
WCLK
Atlanta
KORL
Honolulu
WWOZ
New Orleans
WMPG
Portland
WSGE
Dallas
WPRB
Princeton
WRSU
New Brunswick
KUNM
Albuquerque
KUNV
Las Vegas
WRUW
Cleveland
KLCC
Eugene
WRTI
Philadelphia
KTSU
Houston
KPBX
Spokane
CHMR
St. John’s NF
CSCR
Scarborough ON
WUMM
Machias
WVIA
Pittston

Musicians of Blue

Mark Little – pianist, composer, producer
Jon Evans – bass, recording engineer
Ranzell Merritt – drums, voice
Darius Babazadeh – sax and flute
Scot Foster – guitar
Celia Malheiros – percussion
Josh Jones – percussion
Mikole Karr – clarinet/sax/flute
Carl Roessler – didgeridoo
David Sturdevant – harmonica

Label: B&B Records
Artist: Beata Pater
Title: Blue
Catalog Number: BB04-09
UPC Code: 82604900036
Media Release Date: June 14, 2011

Recording info

Produced by Beata Pater and Mark Little
Recording Engineer – Jon Evans
Recording Engineer – Mike Gibson
Mastering Engineer – Dale “D-Wiz” Everingham
Executive Producer – Mike Gibson

Tracks from Blue