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.
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 mizmar, piano, nai flute, cello, synthesizer, voice, violin, drum set, and the grand finale on soprano sax.
This music envelops you with a sound embrace that awakens the senses, stimulates the mind and lifts the spirit. Kali’s imagination and intensity are beautifully matched with the profound emotional range and musicality of New Orleans tenor legend Kidd Jordan and the finesse and dynamism of drummer Newman Taylor Baker.
All Profits from the Sales of LIVE at the Kerava Jazz Festival Will Be Donated to the Louis Armstrong School of Jazz in New Orleans, under the Musical Direction of Professor KIDD JORDAN.
9 other CDs by Kali. Z. on Flying Note Records:
PEOPLE of the NINTH, MAKING WAVES, ONENESS, VIVID, COMRADERIE, SENSUAL HEARING, PROPHECY, MEMOIRS of a DREAM, and WORLDS BEYOND WORDS. The Flying Note catalog features such outstanding artists as Don Rafael Garrett, Kidd Jordan, William Parker, Rashied Ali, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Bobby Few, Newman Taylor Baker, Michael Wimberly, Warren Smith, Sabir Mateen and Ron McBee, among many. For more information, listening and purchasing, please visit: www.KALIMUSE.com
From a musical family, KALI. Z. FASTEAU played piano, cello, flute, and sang since early childhood in Paris and New York. After university studies of the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, she traveled for 14 years, living in 18 countries: India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Congo, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia, Germany, Finland, Greece, Haiti, and Zimbabwe, performing for music festivals, concerts, radio, films, and university programs. Kali’s recording and performing associates include Donald Rafael Garrett, Kidd Jordan, Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, Henry Grimes, Bobby Few, Warren Smith, Newman Baker, Sabir Mateen and Oscar Brown III, among many great musicians. Kali. Z. led ensembles playing her original music at New York’s Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Museum Theatre in Chennai, India, and thousands of other noted venues worldwide. She has recorded 15 albums as a leader. www.KALIMUSE.com
“Part of New York’s original free-jazz scene, Kali’s music is fierce…pure and constant rapture.” The New York Times
“Fasteau plays with agility and grace, with precision and freedom, with driving force and haunting beauty.” Signal to Noise
EDWARD “KIDD” JORDAN is from, and has sired, an historic musicians’ family of New Orleans. Professor of Jazz Studies at Southern University in New Orleans from 1974 to 2006, Mr. Jordan is celebrated by the French Ministry of Culture for his visionary and imaginative work as both a performer and educator. He plays tenor, alto, soprano, baritone, C-melody and sopranino saxophones, as well as contrabass and bass clarinets. His performing and recording associates range widely from R & B stars Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, to jazz innovators Ornette Coleman, Cannonball Adderley, Cecil Taylor, Fred Anderson, Ellis Marsalis, Ed Blackwell, William Parker, Kali. Z. Fasteau and Alvin Fielder.
NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER, the son of two professors, grew up on the Virginia State University campus, and began music studies at age five. Mr. Baker has an M.A. and a B.A. in Music Education. He was awarded a NYFA 2000 Fellowship in Composition for his project, “Singin’ Drums,” a diatonically-tuned drum set that enables melodic composition. He has over 25 years of experience performing with top names in jazz and art music, such as Billy Harper, Henry Grimes, Henry Threadgill, Jeanne Lee, Kali. Z. Fasteau, William Parker, Reggie Workman, and Diedre Murray.