Piano Rapture

by Kali. Z. Fasteau

Released 2014
Released 2014
Passionate new works on piano, with added fire of astounding reed players Kidd Jordan, L. Mixashawn Rozie and J.D. Parran.
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FLYING NOTE Records proudly announces the release of PIANO RAPTURE (FNCD 9016) featuring Kali's new works on piano. Recorded during 2012-13, the music is deep and sensual, enveloping you with a passionate embrace. Kali's imagination, sonic power and wide emotional range flow beautifully, both solo and combined with the profound musicality and sensitivity of the highly esteemed reed masters Kidd Jordan, L. Mixashawn Rozie, J.…
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An Alternate Universe

by Kali. Z. Fasteau

Released 2011
Flying Note Records
Released 2011
Flying Note Records
Flying Note Records proudly presents AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, a recording of three musicians with superlative and fascinating careers. The musical lineage of multi-instrumentist and composer Kali. Z. stems from her musician grandparents hosting sessions with the Gershwin brothers and Kali's college and graduate studies of world music and jazz. Her musical trajectory then flows through her marriage and musical partnership with the great multi-instrumentist and composer Don Rafael Garrett (he recorded 4 albums with John Coltrane), and decades of living in 16 countries, leading ensembles of wonderful musicians, recording some 18 albums of her world jazz, and performing on more than a dozen instruments. William Parker's career as first-call avant-garde contrabassist has expanded in recent years to include conducting, leading and composing for both small and large ensembles, writing poetry and prose, and augmenting his instrumental arsenal. Cindy Blackman's multi-genre drumming displays b
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Flying Note Records proudly presents AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, a recording of three musicians with superlative and fascinating careers. The musical lineage of multi-instrumentist and composer Kali. Z. stems from her musician grandparents hosting sessions with the Gershwin brothers and Kali's college and graduate studies of world music and jazz. Her musical trajectory then flows through her marriage and musical partnership with the great multi-instrumentist and composer Don Rafael Garrett (he recorded 4 albums with John Coltrane), …
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Animal Grace

by Kali. Z. Fasteau

Released 2010
Flying Note Records
Released 2010
Flying Note Records
Recorded LIVE in Harlem and in Switzerland, this exciting music shines with abundant energy and momentum flowing in sleek waves of sound; splendid and soulful playing by Kali. Z with Louis Moholo, Bobby Few, Steve McCraven and Wayne Dockery.
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FLYING NOTE Records proudly announces the June 15th release of FNCD #9014:

ANIMAL GRACE
KALI. Z. FASTEAU

Part One: Live in Harlem with LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO
Part Two: Live in the Alps with BOBBY FEW, WAYNE DOCKERY & STEVE McCRAVEN

Live in Harlem was recorded at Big Apple Jazzspace on a warm Sunday, June 17, 2007. The synchronicity of Kali’s duets with the great South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo is amazing. The last time they had played together was …
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Live At The Kerava Jazz Festival: Finland

by Kali. Z. Fasteau & Kidd Jordan

Released 2008
Flying Note Records
Released 2008
Flying Note Records
In Kali's creative world jazz, her musical imagination and intensity on 9 instruments are beautifully matched with the profound emotional range and dynamism of New Orleans tenor legend, Kidd Jordan.
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LIVE at the Kerava Jazz Festival: Finland
(FNCD 9012)

KALI. Z. FASTEAU / KIDD JORDAN
NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER

FLYING NOTE Records proudly announces the release of
LIVE at the Kerava Jazz Festival: Finland (FNCD 9012).
Recorded and mixed by the Finnish radio on June 9, 2007,
this CD documents for presenters and fans alike what they
will hear when Kali. Z. performs LIVE in concert. In a riveting sequence of 9 compositions on 9 different instruments, Kali trance-ports the audience on the …
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People of the Ninth

by Kali. Z. Fasteau & Kidd Jordan

Released 2006
Flying Note Records
Released 2006
Flying Note Records
This is humanist avant-garde jazz with warmth, soul, and deep feeling, using acoustic instruments: saxophones, piano, cello, bamboo flutes, drums and the cosmic bowed aquasonic.
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The title of this powerful new CD refers to the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where Professor Jordan and his family have lived for many years, that was destroyed by the breaking of the levees the morning after Hurricane Katrina had passed over. PEOPLE OF THE NINTH was recorded late night on September 25, 2005, soon after the hurrican and its terrible aftermath: the rescue denied, the separation of families, the continuing lethal racism of the power …
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Making Waves

by Kali. Z. Fasteau

Released 2004
Flying Note Records
Released 2004
Flying Note Records
MAKING WAVES, illuminated by the tremendous creativity of these legendary pioneers of free jazz, offers entirely original works ranging from the cosmic and sublime to earthy and wild.
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MAKING WAVES, illuminated by the tremendous creativity of these legendary pioneers of free jazz, offers entirely original works ranging from the cosmic and sublime to earthy and wild. This music is warm, exciting, full of heart and passion, a memorable listening experience.

On MAKING WAVES, Kali's fifteenth album as a leader, she debuts her beautiful new sounds on synthesizer, as well as sharing her amazing versatility on soprano sax, drums, cello, voice and mizmar, with …
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Oneness

by Kali Z. Fasteau

Released 2003
Flying Note Records
Released 2003
Flying Note Records
World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.
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"Music lives in a multi-dimensional sphere encompassing all possible sounds...the high and low, soft and loud, slow and fast, smooth and rough, legato and staccato.... The essence of creating music is combining these yin and yang parameters of sound so as to enhance their distinctive qualities moving through time. This joining of opposites expresses the joyful unity of life."

KALI Z. FASTEAU

COMPOSER and MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST:
SOPRANO & ALTO SAXOPHONES, NEY & SHAKUHACHI FLUTES, VOICE, PIANO, SYTHESIZER, …
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Vivid

by Kali Z. Fasteau

Released 2001
Flying Note Records
Released 2001
Flying Note Records
World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.
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VIVID is an all-star recording with the outstanding musicians: bassist William Parker, Hamid Drake on drums, bindir & voice, Joe McPhee on soprano saxophone & pocket trumpet, Sabir Mateen on alto & tenor saxophones, & bamboo transverse flute, and Ron McBee on djembe & African percussion.

KALI Z. FASTEAU

COMPOSER and MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST:
SOPRANO & ALTO SAXOPHONES, NEY & SHAKUHACHI FLUTES, VOICE, PIANO, SYTHESIZER, CELLO, SANZA, MIZMAR, MOURSIN, DRUMS
Publishing Company: ZENJIN Music (SESAC)

From a musical family, Kali Z. played piano, cello, …
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Memoirs of a Dream [2 CD Set]

by KALI Z. FASTEAU & Don RAFAEL GARRETT

Released 2000
Flying Note Records
Released 2000
Flying Note Records
World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.
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Flying Note Records is sharing this music "from the archives" with you, because it is one of the few and best recorded examples of the artistry and genius of the late composer and multi-instrumentalist Donald RAFAEL GARRETT, particularly in the context of The SEA ENSEMBLE, his duo with his wife, Zusaan KALI FASTEAU. Rafael Garrett is more widely known for his recordings with the great John Coltrane: "Om", "Kulu Se Mama", "Live in Seattle" and "…
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Comraderie

by Kali Z. Fasteau

Released 1998
Flying Note Records
Released 1998
Flying Note Records
World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms, and the blues.
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COMRADERIE includes the outstanding musicians: Joe McPhee on tenor saxophone, pianist Bobby Few, Noah Howard on alto saxophone, drummer Warren Smith, pianist Sonelius Smith and Michael Wimberly on djembe, talking drum & percussion.

KALI Z. FASTEAU

COMPOSER and MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST:
SOPRANO & ALTO SAXOPHONES, NEY & SHAKUHACHI FLUTES, VOICE, PIANO, SYTHESIZER, CELLO, SANZA, MIZMAR, MOURSIN, DRUMS
Publishing Company: ZENJIN Music (SESAC)

From a musical family, Kali Z. played piano, cello, flute, voice since early childhood in Paris and New …
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Sensual Hearing

by Kali Z. Fasteau

Released 1997
Flying Note Records
Released 1997
Flying Note Records
World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.
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"Sensual Hearing" was recorded Live in Concerts at the Istanbul Jazz Festival in Turkey, in Paris, at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in California, and in recording studios in New York City.

It includes the outstanding musicians: bassist William Parker, pianist Bobby Few, Daniel Carter on tenor saxophone, Jin Hi Kim on komungo, Malick Sow on djembe, violinist Somalia Richards, Ron McBee on djembe, berimbau & cuica, Goksel Baktagir on kanun, and Ferruh Yarkin on bindir & davul.


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Prophecy: The Whale & the Elephant Trade Notes on the State of the World

by Kali Z. Fasteau

Released 1993
Flying Note Records
Released 1993
Flying Note Records
World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.
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This CD includes the outstanding musicians: bassist William Parker, bassist Oscar Brown III, Badal Roy on tabla, drummer Ronnie Burrage, drummer Newman Taylor Baker, violinist Somalia Richards and Ron McBee on berimbau and African percussion.

KALI Z. FASTEAU

COMPOSER and MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST:
SOPRANO & ALTO SAXOPHONES, NEY & SHAKUHACHI FLUTES, VOICE, PIANO, SYTHESIZER, CELLO, SANZA, MIZMAR, MOURSIN, DRUMS
Publishing Company: ZENJIN Music (SESAC)

From a musical family, Kali Z. played piano, cello, flute, voice since early childhood in …
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Worlds Beyond Words

by Kali Z. Fasteau

Released 1989
Flying Note Records
Released 1989
Flying Note Records
World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.
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WORLDS BEYOND WORDS includes Special Guest Artist Rashied Ali (Coltrane's favorite drummer), as well as bassist Bob Cunningham, guitarist James Jamison, Elizabeth Panzer on harp, Paul Leake on tabla and David Cornick on percussion.

KALI Z. FASTEAU

COMPOSER and MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST:
SOPRANO & ALTO SAXOPHONES, NEY & SHAKUHACHI FLUTES, VOICE, PIANO, SYTHESIZER, CELLO, SANZA, MIZMAR, MOURSIN, DRUMS
Publishing Company: ZENJIN Music (SESAC)

From a musical family, Kali Z. played piano, cello, flute, voice since early childhood in Paris …
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