We spoke to Tessa Souter in New York about her new album Beyond the Blue featuring; Steve Kuhn (piano), David Finck (bass), Billy Drummond (drums), Joe Locke (vibes), Gary Versace (accordion) and Joel Frahm (saxophones)
UK dates are Pizza Express Dean St, Saturday 9th (two sets) and Sunday 10th February 2013 with Lynne Arriale piano, Jim Hart, Alec Dankworth and Winston Clifford.
CLARIFCATION: The “mystery” Sting song mentioned in the interview is in fact The Police’s Wrapped Around Your Finger
– Beyond the Blue -based on Chopin – Prelude in E minor Op.28 No. 4(02:24)
– Prelude to the Sun – based on Allegretto from Beethoven Symphony No.7 in A Major, Opus 92 (06:46)