Vocalist 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. Invitation is a testament to the importance and vitality of male vocal singing... Kaestli is doing it with rare style and verve. He is indeed a talent worthy of wider recognition." (Bill Milkowski)