Wednesday 1 April 2015


We are happy to reveal the cover of the new album CARMEN SOUZA&THEO PASCAL-EPISTOLA:
To be released at

European Jazz Meeting Night
25 April : 22h-22h30 : Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

Carmen Souza+Theo Pascal feat Shane Forbes(Drums)+Nathaniel Facey(Sax)

come together again after 6 acclaimed albums to release a new Cd called Epistola.

Recorded between sessions in London, Lisbon and New York, Epistola features Top UK Jazz drummer Shane Forbes (Empirical), New York musicians Matt King (Organ), Craig Yaremko(Sax and Clarinet)
& a special talented young drummer called Zoe Pascal.
This new album includes 8 original songs from Souza+Pascal plus 2 signature covers of the songs: 'Moonlight Serenade' (Glenn Miller, Horace Silver's 'Cape Verdean Blues' and also 'Mira-Me Miguel' a traditional regional song from the North East of Portugal.

For the last 12 years Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal have developed their own solid and successful sound under the name ‘Carmen Souza’ led by Souza’s amazing vocal talent, and inquisitive and meaningful lyrics arranged over Pascal's singular compositions.

A delicious recipe of African/Cape Verde roots wrapped around Jazz named by DOWNBEAT as a "Recipe for Artistic success" and critically acclaimed by both Jazz , World Music Press and
Audiences all over the world. Reviewing Souza's last CD/DVD (Live at Lagny Jazz festival), 'World Music Central' highlighted "the stunning talent of one of the greatest jazz vocalists of our time".
For this new album Carmen wanted a co-billing with Theo Pascal who was the first to discover and believe in her talent and has always been behind her as mentor, composer of all songs, producer, MD and Bassist in all Tours.

“Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal reveal with majesty and rhapsody
the radiant beauty of this music...”
Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network (CA)

“...magnificent rendition of how music and words can work together so well,
they create poetry...
Erminia Yaedley, (UK)

"Carmen Souza et Theo Pascal nous écrivent de merveilleuses
cartes postales musicales..."

Jean-Jacques Dikongué, Tribune2Lartist (FR)


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