Vocal Jazz
32 - 030348
Vocal Jazz
32 - 030348

Invitation (Mehrkanal Stereo Hybrid)

  • Artist: Kaestli, Beat
  • Format: SACD Hybrid
  • Speciality: SACD
  • Order No.: 030348
  • Release Date: 26.03.2010
  • Label: Chesky
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz

Beat Kaestli turns his attention to the Great American

Songbook on Invitation, his auspicious debut for Chesky Records. Recorded

at St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea, this stirring collection of jazz standards is

the perfect showcase for Kaestli’s hauntingly beautiful voice, which falls

somewhere in the Chet Baker-Kenny Rankin range. His voice is imbued with clarion

articulation, naturally relaxed phrasing and uncanny feeling.

His first Jazz recording, 2005’s Happy, Sad and Satisfied,

was a collection of jazz standards. Then he explored his own European roots on

2009’s Far From Home. With Invitation, Kaestli has come full

circle back to the Great American Songbook. It is a

testament to the importance and vitality of the non-Sinatra

aspect of male vocal singing in a world where there is so much emphasis on

precisley that and very little, unfortunately, on what a Chet Baker or Kenny

Rankin was doing.

Kaestli is doing it with rare style and verve. He is indeed a

talent worthy of wider recognition.

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