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By now, it's pretty safe to say that Karen Souza is the great new voice of today's Jazz. After the success of her previous albums "Essentials" and "Hotel Souza", Karen presents now "Essentials II", a carefully selected collection of hit songs from all eras; in exquisite Jazz versions where her unique voice draws us into her intimate and sensual world. This time, the album's production has been helmed by legendary producer and entrepreneur Richard Gottehrer, famous for his work (and guiding the careers) with artists such as Blondie, The Go-Go's, Dr. Feelgood, Richard Hell and The Bongos to name just a few. Recorded at the The Orchard Studios in NYC, "Essentials II" will allow you to hear Karen's voice like never before. Once again she lends her versatile and sultry voice to classics such as Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" and Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams". Her amazing version of "Shape of My Heart" would move Sting himself.