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Tessa Souter

Julian Joseph presents new jazz releases and talks to New York singer Tessa Souter ahead of her visit to the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho.

Julian Joseph interviews extraordinary New York Jazz Singer Tessa Souter, quoted in the Boston Globe as "One of the finest and most fearless jazz vocalists to have emerged in recent years". Souter's own hauntingly evocative lyrics are set to exquisite classical melodies, and she is partnered with six of the jazz world's elite -- pianist Steve Kuhn's superlative trio with bassist David Finck and drummer Billy Drummond, vibraphone master Joe Locke, saxophonist Joel Frahm, and Gary Versace on accordion. Her new release "Beyond the Blue".
Julian talks to her prior to her Pizza Express Jazz Club visit on 9th February.
Also on the show, Julian features the 2nd part of a concert at Edinburgh's Jazz Bar with Phil Robson's Immeasurable Code, which was recorded last September.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Feb 2013 23:00

Music Played

  • Tessa Souter

    Prelude To The Sun

    Performers: Tessa Souter (Vocals), Steve Kuhn (Piano), Dvid Finck (Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums), Joe Locke (Vibraphone), Gary Versace (Accordion), Joel Frahm (Saxophone)

    • Beyond The Blue.
    • Motema Label MTM 87.
  • Immeasurable Code Quintet

    The Instant Message

    Performers: Phil Robson (Guitar), Julian Arguelles (Sax), Gareth Lockrane (Flutes), Euan Burton (Bass), Ernesto Simpson (Drums) BBC Recording, recorded at the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

  • Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble

    Vienna

    Performers: Gilad Atzmon (Alto Sax), Frank Harrison (Piano), Yaron Stavi (Bass) Eddie Hick (Drums)

    • Songs of the Motropolis.
    • World Village Label 450 024.
  • Golden Striker Trio

    The Golden Striker

    Performers: Ron Carter (Bass), Russell Malone (Guitar), Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

    • San Sebastian.
    • In And Out Records IOR CD 77103-9.
  • Tessa Souter

    Prelude To The Sun

    Performers: Tessa Souter (Vocals), Steve Kuhn (Piano), Dvid Finck (Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums), Joe Locke (Vibraphone), Gary Versace (Accordion), Joel Frahm (Saxophone)

    • Beyond The Blue.
    • Motema Label MTM 87.
  • Tessa Souter

    Chiaroscuro

    Performers: Tessa Souter (Vocals), Steve Kuhn (Piano), Dvid Finck (Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums), Joe Locke (Vibraphone), Gary Versace (Accordion), Joel Frahm (Saxophone)

    • Beyond The Blue.
    • Motema Label MTM 87.
  • Tessa Souter

    The Darkness of Your Eyes

    Performers: Tessa Souter (Vocals), Steve Kuhn (Piano), Dvid Finck (Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums), Joe Locke (Vibraphone), Gary Versace (Accordion), Joel Frahm (Saxophone)

    • Beyond The Blue.
    • Motema Label MTM 87.
  • Mark Lockheart

    Take The A Train

    Performers: Mark Lockheart (Tenor Sax), Finn Peters (Alto Sax/Flute), James Allsopp (Clarinets), Emma Smith (Violin), Liam Noble (Piano), Tom Herbert (Bass), Sebastian Rochford (Drums)

    • Ellington In Anticipation.
    • Subtone Records ST 802.
  • Brigitte Beraha (Vocals), John Turville (Piano)

    Desafinado

    • Red Skies.
    • Splashpoint Promo n/a.
  • Immeasurable Code Quintet

    The Instant Message

    Performers: Phil Robson (Guitar), Julian Arguelles (Sax), Gareth Lockrane (Flutes), Euan Burton (Bass), Ernesto Simpson (Drums) BBC Recording, recorded at the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

  • Immeasurable Code Quintet

    A Serenade

    Performers: Phil Robson (Guitar), Julian Arguelles (Sax), Gareth Lockrane (Flutes), Euan Burton (Bass), Ernesto Simpson (Drums) BBC Recording, recorded at the Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

  • Odean Pope (Sax), Lee Smith (Bass), Billy Hart (Drums)

    Fresh Breeze

    • Odean’s Three.
    • In And Out Records IOR CD 77112-2.
  • Marc Johnson, Eliane Elias

    Mightnight Blue

    Performers: Marc Johnson (Double Bass), Eliane Elias (Piano), Joey Baron (Drums), Joe Lovano (Tnr. Sax)

    • Swept Away.
    • ECM ECM 2168.

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