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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CD Review - Kate Peters Septet.

Kate Peters (vcls); Ian Chalk (tpt); Matt Anderson (ten); Aubin Vanns (gtr); Zezo Olimpio (pno); John Marley (bs); Sam Gardner (dms).
Matt Anderson seems to be here there and everywhere! His henchmen Vanns, Marley and Gardner were with him on a recently reviewed CD by The Matt Anderson Quartet; the trio (sans Vanns) were part of the Matt Anderson Quintet's Songs of The Ridings set at Scarborough Jazz Festival and the quartet have even got a Splinter gig at The Bridge in Newcastle coming up (Oct. 30).
Their latest manifestation is as part of the Kate Peters Septet on a recently released CD.
Peters is yet another perfectly packaged chanteuse rolling off the endless conveyor belt of girl jazz singers - where do they all come from? 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. The Way You Look Tonight over a shuffle rhythm and with a well constructed tenor solo by Anderson also works.
However, having said that, in an overpopulated market place, I don't think she has yet realised her full potential sufficiently enough to stand out from the crowd. I think she will.
Ian Chalk was a new name to me but he had some cracking solos that hit the spot.
All in all a band to look out for at a gig near you.
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PS: More Ian Chalk here.

1 comment :

ian chalk quartet said...

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