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Pete Cater Big Band: The Right Time

Read "The Right Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pete Cater is arguably Great Britain's foremost big-band drummer, and The Right Time is yet another album--this would be the third, and second on Vocalion--of swinging, straight-ahead jazz by Cater and his ebullient ensemble from across the pond. As for the title, it should go without saying that any time is the right time to kick back and enjoy a pleasurable hour of top-of-the-line music by one of the UK's most proficient bands.

Cater's unequivocal approach, modeled after the standard ...

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The Pete Cater Big Band: Upswing!

Read "Upswing!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Pete Cater Big Band earned top honors among larger groups last year in the annual Post Office–sponsored British Jazz Awards competition. If you’d like to know why, simply listen to Upswing!, the band’s second album and first on the Vocalion label. From pianist Matt O’Regan’s breezy introduction to his splendid arrangement of Jerome Kern’s “The Song Is You” to the last deeply–grooved measures of guitarist Dave Stryker’s “Nomad,” drummer Cater’s hard–working crew swings as powerfully and as often as ...


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