Carmen Souza+Theo Pascal
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Carmen Souza+Theo Pascal


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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder EPISTOLA Album 2015
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder LIVE AT LAGNY JAZZ FESTIVAL Album 2014
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder KACHUPADA Album 2013
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder LONDON ACOUSTIC SESSIONS Album 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder PROTEGID Album 2010
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder VERDADE Album 2008
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder ESS Ê NHA CABO VERDE Album 2005
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CARMEN SOUZA+THEO PASCAL NEW ALBUM EPISTOLA will be released/present live at Jazzahead 2015.

(c)(p) 2015

Line up on the cd: Theo Pascal - DBass, EBass, Carmen Souza - Acoustic Piano, Vocals,
Shane Forbes - Drums, Matt King - Organ, Craig Yaremko - Sax(s) and Clarinet(s)
Zoe Pascal - Drums (tk 1,9).

CARMEN SOUZA+THEO PASCAL come together again after 6 albums to release a new Cd called EPISTOLA - "A special letter with sounds address to anyone open to receive".
Recorded between sessions in London, Lisbon and New York features Top UK Jazz drummer Shane Forbes from Empirical (UK), New York cats Matt King (Pianist), Craig Yaremko (Sax and Clarinet) and a special talented young drummer called Zoe Pascal.
This new album includes 9 original songs from Souza+Pascal plus 2 signature covers of the songs Moonlight Serenate and Horace Silver´s Cape Verdean Blues.

For the last 12 years Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal have developed a solid and successful own sound under ‘Carmen Souza’ House name leaded by Souza’s amazing vocal talent, Inquisitive and meaningful lyrics arranged over Pascal singular compositions.
A delicious recipe of African/Cape Verde roots wrapped around Jazz named by DOWNBEAT as "Recipe for Artistic success" and critical acclaimed by both Jazz and World Music Press and Audiences all over the world.

Souza has been named several times 'one of the most exciting talents in contemporary African Jazz' but Pascal was the one who discover her talent at 17 years Old and was always behind as mentor, composer and producer...composing 50% of all the released music by the 'Carmen Souza project’.

In terms of influences we can mention Charles Mingus, Monk, McCoy Tyner, Fela Kuti, Carlos Paredes, Hermeto Pascoal, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, etc...But what is important for CARMEN SOUZA+THEO PASCAL is creating your voice and identity as an artist and you can only do that by first listening to yourself....they also like to call their unique sound "Organic Jazz".

Epistola will be out in 2015 and Carmen and Theo will have new musicians on the band ready to
start touring the World and wowing old and new audiences!