No doubt about it, Karen Souza is one of the great new voices of today’s jazz.
After the unexpected success of her fantastic debut album: Essentials, Karen partnered with American producer Joel McNeely for her sophomore project. McNeely is famous for his work with legendary artists such as Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Al Green and Jaco Pastorious, and has provided the album with original and subtle arrangements that you rarely hear nowadays.
Karen’s personal vocals floats between clouds of vintage-sounding strings and horns. Also, for her unique take on Marvin Gaye’s classic I Heard It Through the Grapevine, she had the opportunity to have several musicians from Gaye's original band performing with her. Recorded in Los Angeles with exceptional production and extreme attention to details, Hotel Souza is one of the most anticipated albums of the season.
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