THE KATE PETERS SEPTET
Featuring Matt Anderson, Ian Chalk, Aubin Vanns, Zezo Olimpio, John Marley and Sam Gardner.
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by Joe Montague. The Leeds Guide.
"She's good, intermingling a few soul/folk inflections into the jazz".
"On Moanin' the girl scats with the intensity of a Lee Morgan solo over a Blakey style rhythm section - impressive".
"A band to look out for at a gig near you".
by Lance Liddel. Bebop Spoken Here Blog
The new Septet album is a contemporary take on standards and lesser-known pieces and it is a delight. The Way You Look Tonight comes with an infectious South African Hi-life rhythm and harmonies from trumpet (Ian Chalk) and saxophone (Matt Anderson). Ventures into scat can be problematic for vocalists, but on Minor Blues, Kate’s scat rises organically from the appealing wordless vocal melody shared with trumpet. Love For Sale gets a Latin treatment with a lovely bass intro from John Marley and the similarly rhythmic Money Talks heralds more great work from Zezo Olimpio on piano.
by Ron Burnett. The Press.