Debut Album from the Kate Peters Septet featuring some of the finest young jazz musicians in the UK. Featuring arrangements of jazz, pop and soul classics, the album has recieved great reviews and lots of radio airplay.
by Joe Montague. The Leeds Guide.
YORK fans have been bowled over by vocalist Kate Peters and you can now take her home, at least on CD.
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. Go to kate-peters.com for details of this top-class CD.
by Ron Burnett. The Press.
"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
"A Fantastic Album!" - Bob Sinfield, Jazz FM
"Her own vocal prowess enables her to inject soulfulness into standards and pop tunes alike, not to mention convincing scatting on the likes of the set-opening 'Moanin'' and its follow-up track 'Minor Blues'." - Chris Parker, London Jazz Blog