From: Jazz Promo Services
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Pascalito’s Quartet @ Miles’ Café
Neostalgia and Tribute to Henri Salvador
February 9, 2011
From 7:30pm to 9:30pm – 2 sets
$10 cover – $10 minimum
212 E. 52nd St. 3d Floor (b/2nd & 3rd Ave.) (212) 371-7657
Link to RSVP: http://www.milescafe.com/chamamail5/form.cgi?no=2037&floor=a&pat=live
Pascalito (vocals), Luiz Simas (piano), Leco Reis (bass) and Javier Diaz (percussion)
This cold winter calls for warm music. After his sold-out debut at the Kitano in November, Manhattan-based French Mediterranean singer Pascalito will take his international band and musical melting pot to the intimate Miles Café for a special program. Performing with Brazilian pianist Luiz Simas, bassist Leco Reis and Cuban percussionist Javier Diaz, the “world chanteur’’ will present selections from his critically acclaimed new album Neostalgia and also pay a tribute to the legendary French jazz singer and composer Henri Salvador for the third anniversary of his passing. A cherished influence of his, Henri Salvador (1917 – 2008) was a pioneer in French Bossa Nova.
– profile and album review published in Jazz Times:
Pascalito presents Neostalgia – Street Date: March 8, 2011
Pascalito (lead vocals) – Keiji Yoshino (guitar) – Sarina Suno (violin) – Stan Killian (flute and tenor saxophone)
Jessica Medina (guest vocals) – José Moura (bass) – Rogerio Boccato and Javier Diaz (percussion)
Thomas Foyer (multiple instruments and programming)
"Pascalito (Pascal Sabattier), Manhattan’s French connection, is a bandleader, songwriter and vocalist or as he bilingually bills himself a world chanteur. Light, rich-voiced, in true Aznavour spirit, he is at once a fine pop-jazz stylist and a superb storyteller. His second album, Neostalgia, is a luxuriant tapestry blending his passion for pop, jazz, bossa nova, flamenco, swing, blues and tango”
Christopher Loudon – Jazz Times
"Pop, chanson, bossa nova, noir-ish night music, seductive Spanish-tinged melodies, tango and more are all part of the package on Neostalgia. The music of Pascalito doesn’t owe allegiance to any single school of musical thought, coming across, instead, as a melting pot of delicious musical morsels from around the world”
Dan Bilawsky – All About Jazz
"A French Gothamite, young singer Pascalito plies his light, handsome voice in a breezy mix of bossa nova, musette, jazz and pop with a smooth-rolling band"
Time Out New York
Chris Spector – Midwest Record
"A trip around the world of varying cultures: the combination of Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Blues, Swing and Mediterranean folksongs is as global as it gets. This handsome young man seduces us with his clarity of vocal prowess and with the sensual sound of his own compositions here mixed very well with well known songs such as ‘Here comes the rain again’, ‘Dans mon lle’ and ‘Love theme from Spartacus’. Beautiful music, beautifully performed"
Grady Harp – Amazon.com "Músico francês faz sucesso cantando Bossa Nova"
Comunidade News (Brazilian Press)
"Suavemente. Le Poète New Yorkais"