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.
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 Kidd Jordan's masterful tenor, Bobby Few's effervescent piano, and Sirone's mellow bass. These spontaneous compositions are empathic communications shining with joy.
"Part of New York's original free-jazz scene, Kali's music is fierce...pure and constant rapture." The New York Times
"Multi-instrumentalist improv-goddess Kali Z. plays truly wonderful music. Highest recommendation!" Other Music
"Fasteau plays with agility and grace, with precision and freedom, with driving force and haunting beauty." Signal to Noise
KALI. Z. FASTEAU comes from a musical family, playing piano, cello, flute and voice since early childhood in Paris and New York. After her university training in World Music and Jazz, she traveled for fourteen years, living in India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senefal, Congo, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many festivals, concerts, radio, television and film soundtracks. Her recording and performing associates include: Donald Rafael Garrett, William Parker, Archie Shepp, Rashied Ali, Kidd Jordan, Joe McPhee, Beaver Harris, Hamid Drake, Oliver Lake, Joseph Jarman, Warren Smith, Bobby Few, Noah Howard, Andrew Cyrille, Sabir Mateen and many others. Kali. Z. has led her ensembles at New York's Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Museum Theatre in Chennai (Madras), India, the National Museum of Haiti, Boston Center for the Arts, and hundreds of other noted venues worldwide.
MAKING WAVES is Kali's fifteenth album as a leader.
KIDD JORDAN hails from New Orleans and is one of the few great avant-gardists from the Crescent City. During his illustrious career he has performed with Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, the Supremes, Ornette Coleman, Ed Blackwell, Cannonball Adderly, Cecil Taylor, Fred Anderson, William Parker and many others. For many years Mr. Jordan has been a Professor of Music at Southern University in New Orleans. He has conducted music education and cultural exchange programs in West Africa.
BOBBY FEW is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but has made Paris his home for more than thirty years. He has toured worldwide, playing and recording with Albert Ayler, Reverend Frank Wright, Archie Shepp, Noah Howard, Alan Silva, Muhammad Ali, Sunny Murray, Steve Lacy, Booker Ervin, Kenny Clarke, Joe Lee Wilson, Kali Z. Fasteau, Marzette Watts, and many others.
SIRONE (a.k.a. Norris Jones) is from Atlanta, and has made his home in New York and Berlin. He has performed with Jerry Butler, Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, George Adams, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dewey Redman, Marion Brown, Leroy Jenkins, Jerome Cooper, Noah Howard, Dave Burrell, Marzette Watts, Byard Lancaster, Eddie Moore, Sonny Sharrock, Andrew Cyrille, Charles Gayle, Frank Lowe, John Tchicai, Billy Bang, James "Blood" Ulmer, and many more.