Beyond The Blue

by Tessa Souter

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From her Flamenco-tinged debut, Listen Love (2004), to her fourth album, Beyond the Blue (Motema, 2012), which features her own lyrics to jazz arrangements of classical gems, Anglo-Trinidadian vocalist, Tessa Souter has a penchant for exploring strikingly beautiful music mostly untouched by other vocalists. A Downbeat Critics Poll "Rising Star", Beyond the Blue was number 6 pick in the London Times Top Ten Jazz CDs of 2013 - on a list including Ahmad Jamal, Gregory Porter and Stacey Kent. "One of the few exceptional standouts in the crowded field of female jazz singers." (Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times) "Haunting." (Siddhartha Mitter, Boston Globe). "Expressive, passionate." (Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer) "Singers like her don't come along every day." (Neil Tesser, Chicago Examiner)

"Daring, beautiful jazz" Bill Leikam, AllAboutJazz

"...one of the most innovative vocal talents on the scene today ... the very heights of honest artistic passion ... as prime and as on point as vocal music gets. Five easy stars!" *****- Brent Black, Critical Jazz

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released May 3, 2012

Tessa Souter - vocals/lyrics
Steve Kuhn - piano
David Fink - bass
Billy Drummond - drums
Joe Locke - vibes
Gary Versace - accordion
Joel Frahm - saxophones

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Tessa Souter New York, New York

From her Flamenco-tinged debut, Listen Love (2004), to Beyond the Blue (Motema, 2012) - featuring her lyrics to jazz versions of classical gems - Anglo-Trinidadian vocalist, Souter explores music mostly untouched by other vocalists. A Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star, Beyond the Blue made the London Times Top Ten Jazz CDs of 2013 - on a list including Ahmad Jamal, Gregory Porter and Stacey Kent ... more

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Track Name: Prelude to the Sun
PRELUDE TO THE SUN

Out of the darkness
Shining above me
Brighter than morning
You are the sun
Naked as music
Gentle as rain is
You are the song
That wakes up my heart
Naked as music
Gentle as rain is
You are the song
That wakes up my heart

Prelude to the morning sun
You are the chorus
Bringing in the dawn again
Love is shining
In the glorious morning
Singing in my heart
Love is shining
In the glorious morning
Singing in my heart

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2011
Track Name: Dance With Me
DANCE WITH ME

Would you come
If I asked you to dance with me
To put on your dancing shoes
And share a romance with me

We will move
In time to our beating hearts
To a song that once it starts
I know will forever entrance me

Swept away
On silver-lined clouds with you
We'll bend the rain to purple
Orange and lilac from blue
In your arms I will follow you
To the end of time
And then I'll dance with you again

So please say
You're ready to dance with me
To take a chance with me
On our romance

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2011
Track Name: Chiaroscuro
CHIAROSCURO

Touching the light that love makes
I find you in the darkness
Knowing the soft of your skin
Feeling your heartbeat within
I'm moved by the hold of your hand
The warmth of a woman and man
Together

Held in the quiet of your embrace
Touched by the softness of your face
Watching the deep of your sleep
Hoping that you're mine to keep
Holding the love that's been born
Up to the light of the dawn

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2011
Track Name: En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
EN ARANJUEZ CON TU AMOR

Come with me
To a time that might have been
And all those moments
That should have been
But never were to be
And words unspoken
Of what you were to me
And almost memories
Of nowhere scenes
Return, sing to me
Once more in a breeze
Come back even if it's
Only in a dream
And take a hand unheld in life
Of a girl
Of a girl with a dream
Of what might have been

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2000
Track Name: Sunrise
SUNRISE

Winter brings spring to me
Nightingale sings to me
From the dark of the night
Comes the light of the fire
And the warmth of a new day
To light up the dawn

Summer brings fall to you
Hear my song call to you
In the blush of the morning,
The hush of the evening that's fated
Has waited to bring me to you

It's sunrise, the morning
A new love is dawning

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2011
Track Name: Beyond the Blue
BEYOND THE BLUE

Thanks to you, I know
That love comes true
That love, exists, it's real
And I can feel it now
Love doesn't only live in dreams
It's here. It's you
Out of a dark and cold starless sky
Beyond the blue
Believe that love
Just like a half forgotten song
That we both almost knew
Will return, to sing, in me
And you

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2011
Track Name: The Darkness of Your Eyes
THE DARKNESS OF YOUR EYES

Reflected in the darkness of your eyes
I feel that I belong to you
Within the tender shelter of your arms
I'll always love and long for you

Lost within the deepness of your kiss
A wordless song of love in blue
I'm drowning in an endless sea of bliss
Where you are me and I am you

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2011
Track Name: Noa's Dream
NOA'S DREAM

Beautiful dreamer
Your heart is a skylark
Serenading the dawn
Taking you higher than you ever dared
To dream of flying before
Reaching to the moon and stars
The clouds go tumbling by
Leaving the rain behind
As you fly toward the sun
The song of your heart is strong
A poem of love just made
Your beautiful serenade

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2011
Track Name: Brand New Day
BRAND NEW DAY

In the midst of every storm
When all around is cold and gray
In the deepest dark of night
Believe the promise
Of a brand new day

It may be out of sight
But keep holding tight
Today will turn to yesterday
Out of the sorrow
Will come tomorrow's new life
A new love, a new day

Then once more by the grace of light
We'll dance in the bright
Of a brand new day

Copyright Tessa Souter, 2011