Kate Ceberano and Her Septet

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Kate Ceberano and Her Septet
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Live album by Kate Ceberano
Released March 1987
Recorded 13–14 June 1986, Melbourne
Genre Jazz, blues, pop
Length 54:17
Label Festival Records
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Kate Ceberano and Her Septet is the debut album recorded by Australian artist Kate Ceberano and released in March 1987.[1][2] It peaked at number 29 in Australia.[3]


Whilst still performing with the band I'm Talking in early 1986, Ceberano was asked by events promotor Clifford Hocking to step in and replace a cancelled jazz performer at the Perth International Jazz Festival with a week's notice. Ceberano quickly established a septet and the performance was an unexpected success. Immediately after, Hocking asked Ceberano to perform again at the ANZ Pavilion State Theatre in Melbourne between 13–14 June 1986. According to her 2014 autobiography, Ceberano said the idea "frightened the life out [of her]" as she thought no one would come.[4] However, the performance was a success and the live recording was released as her debut album in 1987.[5]

There was a TV special released, and although not officially released, various clips are available to view on YouTube.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "I'm Beginning to See the Light" Don George, Duke Ellington, Harry James & Johnny Hodges Ella Fitzgerald (1944) 2:30
2. "My Baby Just Cares for Me" Gus Khan & Walter Donaldson Eddie Cantor (1930) 3:54
3. "Midnight Sun" Johnny Mercer, Lionel Hampton & Sonny Burke Lionel Hampton Orchestra (1947) 3:28
4. "Love Me or Leave Me" (with Stuart Speed) Gus Khan & Walter Donaldson Ruth Etting (1928) 4:57
5. "Ill Wind" Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler Adelaide Hall (1934) 3:10
6. "Memory Serves" Bill Laswell & Michael Beinhorn Material (1981) 5:31
7. "Two Sleepy People" (with Phillip Ceberano) Frank Loesser & Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael (1938) 3:47
8. "Heart" Jerry Ross & Richard Adler Eddie Fisher (1955) 2:44
9. "I'm Hip" Bob Dorough & Dave Frishberg Broken Bells & Bill Takas (1976) 2:44
10. "Lush Life" Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn (1938) 6:17
11. "One Note Samba" Antônio Carlos Jobim & Newton Mendonça João Gilberto (1960) 2:41
12. "And the Angels Sing" Jonny Mercer & Ziggy Elman Martha Tilton (1944) 2:24
13. "The Masquerade Is Over" Allie Wrubel & Herbert Magidson Allie Wrubel 6:06
14. "Yeah Yeah" (with Russell Smith) Georgie Fame Mongo Santamaría (1963) 4:29
Total length: 54:17


  • "I'm Beginning to See the Light" was released as the first and only single from the album in 1987.[6]

It was released as a 2-Track single.

Side A "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
Side B "Lush Life"

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia 1987 Vinyl, Cassette Festival Records
May 1, 1989 CD[7]
Digital Download [8]


Chart (1987) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 29


  • Bass – Stuart Speed
  • Drums – Peter Jones
  • Engineer – Ross Cockle
  • Guitar – Philip Ceberano
  • Piano, Arranged By – Jex Saarelaht
  • Saxophone – Robert Burke
  • Trombone – Russell Smith
  • Vibraphone [Vibes], Percussion – Alex Pertout


  1. ^ "Virgin Radio 96 :: Kate Ceberano and Her Septet Live :: Music Search Album". Montreal.virginradio.ca. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  2. ^ "Kate Ceberano - Kate Ceberano & Her Septet at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 58. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 19 June 1988.
  4. ^ Ceberano, Kate (2014). I'm Talking. Sydney, Australia: Hachette. ISBN 978-0-7336-3023-1. 
  5. ^ "Kate Ceberano and Her Septet Live - Kate Ceberano & Her Septet | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  6. ^ "Kate Ceberano & Her Septet - I'm Beginning To See The Light (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  7. ^ "Kate Ceberano & Her Septet CD Album Australia". Cduniverse.com. 1989-05-01. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Kate Ceberano and Her Septet Live by Kate Ceberano and Her Sextet". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04.