Piano Rapture

Kali. Z. Fasteau

Passionate new works on piano, with added fire of astounding reed players Kidd Jordan, L. Mixashawn Rozie and J.D. Parran.

-----please scroll down to read 3 new Rave Reviews of PIANO RAPTURE: 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.D. Parran, and percussionist Ron McBee. During the first two decades of Kali's professional career, she traveled constantly on four continents, performing and absorbing the musics of Asia and Africa, focusing on woodwinds (soprano saxophone, nai, kaval & shakuhachi flutes, mizmar), strings (cello, tanbur), voice and other portable instruments. Recently, her more settled life has offered the opportunity to return to the orchestral resonance of the piano, her first instrument. Kali's piano teacher for 8 years of childhood was Olga Heifetz (sister of violinist Yasha Heifetz). Kali's aunt was a concert pianist, opera singer, composer and conductor at Carnegie Hall, her grandfather was a symphony cellist, and her father said the Gershwin brothers regularly attended loud weekly jam sessions at the family house. In a sense, Kali channels that legacy as well as her multi-instrumental and World Jazz experience on this recording. Available on CD and FLAC high quality downloads. 12 other CDs by Kali. Z. on Flying Note Records (also available through CDBaby): AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, ANIMAL GRACE, LIVE at the KERAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL: Finland, PEOPLE of the NINTH, MAKING WAVES, ONENESS, VIVID, COMRADERIE, SENSUAL HEARING, PROPHECY, MEMOIRS of a DREAM, and WORLDS BEYOND WORDS.

Rave review of PIANO RAPTURE, my new CD, by Gapplegate Music Reviews Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Kali. Z. Fasteau, Piano Rapture, New Works on Piano http://gapplegatemusicreview.blogspot.com/2014/07/kali-z-fasteau-piano-rapture-new-works.html "Kali. Z. Fasteau, a real, totalized phenomenon in avant jazz circles. . . .She's played with all kinds of seminal avantists, beginning pretty long ago with Donald Rafael Garrett and on from there with a host of heavies. She has more than endured those years, she has flourished as a multi-instrumentalist and leader who coaxes the best from her collaborators and then contributes her own very effectively distinctive playing to boot, whether it's from an array of reeds, vocals, piano, you name it. "She's produced twenty-something albums independently, and regular readers should recognize that I've covered many of them on these pages (type her name in the search box above for that). She never backs down, she always comes through. And her latest, Piano Rapture (Flying Note FNCD 9016), happens to be one of her very best. It as the title suggests features Kali's piano playing, in solo and duet (and one trio) with some notable improvisors--Kidd Jordan on tenor; L. Mixashawn Rozie on soprano, tenor, flute and djembe; J. D. Parran on alto flute and alto clarinet; and Ron McBee on percussion. "These are free pieces, spontaneously composed by the artists on the spot. Kali's piano playing never sounded better. She cascades, drones, splashes multi-note bursts of sound on the keyboard like paint onto a canvas, and otherwise creatively sounds out very moving and appropriate sound-poems whether in the company of her considerably talented collaborators or by herself. "One of the most moving pieces on the album is "Roy's Wake", a live expression of grief, sorrow and spiritual transcendence on the tragic death of trumpet master Roy Campbell. His sudden passing shocked and deeply saddened the New York jazz community when it came early this year and she movingly expresses that on vocals, electric organ and electric piano while Mixashawn ably seconds the emotion on flute and soprano. "But all of it goes together in one absorbing flow. The relatively short length of each piece and the constantly shifting configurations make listening closely both easy and very rewarding. If it's right to speak of masterpieces only a few days after they have come out, this is surely one of Kali's--a masterpiece in the open-form free-jazz she was been such a vibrant force in and such an important part of for so long. With Kali, technique has always been thoroughly harnessed to the directional momentum of free expression. Never more movingly so than here. Hear." Labels: free improvisations for solo piano and piano and reeds, kali z fasteau piano rapture gapplegate music review, modern free jazz today, new york avant jazz now

Here's another great review of PIANO RAPTURE, this one by S. Victor Aaron in Something Else Reviews.com, July 12, 2014. The writer even added, "Thanks for sending this, I've enjoyed it. You are a true renaissance woman." Kali. Z. Fasteau: PIANO RAPTURE "Kali. Z. Fasteau’s latest album is called Piano Rapture, probably out of necessity. You see, Fasteau can play soprano and alto saxophone, nai, kaval & shakuhachi flutes, voice, drums, cello, sanza, viola, synthesizer, mizmar, bindir and moursin, too. She’s has lived in twenty-one different countries, recorded nineteen albums. And, while still in her 20s, she published a theory on her highly developed ‘spontaneous composition’ method (The Tao of Music, 1974) for creating music on the spot. "Piano Rapture, therefore, is another synthesis of the wide-ranging influences she’s picked up over her culturally enriched life, whereby she’s not only absorbed the music of the countries she’s resided in all over the world, but also Bartok and Bach, Gregorian chants and Debussy and jazz and blues that caught her attention from forays into the American South during the 60s. Only now, these influences come pouring out over eighty-eight keys. "One thing’s clear from Rapture, if piano is a secondary instrument to Fasteau, you’d never know it. When she goes solo, as on the opening “Another Southpaw” or the John Tchicai tribute “Hai Tchicai,” she uses the full range of the instrument as a tool to implement her intuitive creative process that goes down paths picked on the spot and always finds its way to the other side. Swirling, sometimes menacing, always human. "For most of the tracks, though, she pairs up with a woodwind, coming from Kidd Jordan (tenor sax), L. Mixashawn Rozie (soprano sax, tenor sax, flute, shakere) or J.D. Parran (alto flute, alto clarinet). Fasteau doesn’t really change her style for them, but nonetheless blends in well with her partner; she and Jordan connect and flow together in perfect sync during “Faun Listening” and Mixashawn’s elongated, quivering notes differentiate his tenor sax from Jordan’s but Fasteau can sense even subtle shifts in his mood. “Roy’s Wake” is something completely different, using organ and electric piano to make not melodies but celestial moods, and Fasteau’s own voice run through some electronic effects amidst Mixashawn’s swirling flute throws off some ghoulish, nifty vibe. Her voice returns (briefly) for “Taliswoman,” a song that’s performed on piano with the help of Parran and percussionist Ron McBee, the only trio setting of the album (although an unconventional one). "Kali Z. Fasteau’s spontaneous composition theory might be forty years old, but it’s quite alive and well in practice today, no matter what she chooses to play in carrying it out. On piano, it’s a downright rapturous."

PIANO RAPTURE: more rave reviews, this one by Matt Cole September 8, 2014 at 3:07pm CD Review: Kali Z. Fasteau’s “Piano Rapture”…new works on piano Artist: Kali Z. Fasteau Title: Piano Rapture Label: Flying Note Rec Genre: jazz/improv CD Review by Matt Cole

Kali Z. Fasteau is an accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist, having traveled all over the world learning and playing various woodwind and string instruments and absorbing the music of the many places she has lived and created. On Piano Rapture, she returns to her first instrument, presenting nearly an hour of spontaneous compositions for both solo piano and small ensemble. Her collaborators on this project include reed players Kidd Jordan, L. Mixashawn Rozie, and J.D. Parran; and percussionist Ron McBee.

The album starts with “Another Southpaw,” a solo piano piece that begins with stormy motion, up and down the entire keyboard, and then morphs into ominous and dramatic out chords. Right away, Kali Z shows here ability to use the full range of the keyboard, pitch, dynamics, and mood, generating turmoil in the low notes and adding tension up high. Later in the program, another solo piece entitled “Attuned” brings back memories of “Southpaw,” albeit with important differences in the details. “Attuned” creates a feeling of waves, stormy waves, with often complicated and ever-shifting rhythms interspersed with stop-and-start bursts of notes. The third solo piece, “Hai Tchicai,” at times brings to mind late romantic and Impressionistic music, alternating with what can best be described as a fuzzy rhythmic section, perhaps the aural equivalent of a photograph that has been deliberately made slightly out of focus, to good effect. Each time Kali Z switches from one feel to the other, it’s slightly different, as if the part being played has absorbed a little bit of the other, and at one point, I was reminded of Coltrane’s “Alabama.”

The small ensemble pieces on Piano Rapture show a group of musicians who complement each other very well. On “Faun Listening,” Kidd Jordan‘s tenor comes in after an almost Twilight Zone-esque piano introduction, complementing Kali Z with a second stream of relevant information, getting very active while Fasteau’s low piano move everything along quite energetically. Mixashawn Rozie joins Kali Z on tenor for “Mix Flies,” a composition with a mid-’60s Coltrane feel, free conscious, inspired, and soulful, outside but not too far. Fasteau’s piano excellently complements and supports Rozie, responding to tenor calls with complex yet not too obtrusive lines. “Mix Flies” is an excellent example of the near-telepathic speed of the communication between the musicians on this album, and their motion as a unit, a neat trick when spontaneously composing.

That mid-’60s Coltrane vibe can also be heard on “Body Wisdom,” which features Rozie on soprano. The piece begins with simple long tones, goes into a stop-and-start riff with spare sax lines above (Rozie has a noticeably good strong tone, and here is one of the best examples). This builds into a very rhythmic section, but with some interesting quirks, and then Rozie takes a solo alternating between long, lyrical, out lines, and rapid-fire bursts of notes. A free duo section follows, with excellent communication between the two musicians. “Roy’s Wake,” a duo with Kali Z on organ and Rozie on flute and soprano, has a weird, spacey, almost Sun Ra meets 2001: A Space Odyssey feel, with some eerie vocals and slow motion long note interplay between the various sounds. At one point, I was reminded of some of Frank Zappa’s Varese-inspired classical compositions. The modern/20th Century classical influence continues on “Etherea,” sounding at times Impressionistic, and at other times like a ’60s loft concert, with Rozie’s flute and Kali Z’s piano intertwining on busy runs, with the flute almost butterfly – or hummingbird-like in its motion.

Piano Rapture succeeds at the neat trick of being technically interesting, spontaneous, and emotionally gripping all at once. Kali Z’s many influences show, but especially those from the free, spiritual Coltrane-influenced music of the mid-’60s, and from the early 20th Century’s forward-thinking classical composers. With a fine set of supporting musicians, Piano Rapture will likely be highly enjoyable to fans of high-level, spontaneously composed music

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An Alternate Universe

Kali. Z. Fasteau

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

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 both her dynamism and precision, qualities that have earned her high praise with the many notable musicians she has worked with, including Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson, Angela Bofill, Lenny Kravitz, and her husband Carlos Santana. Her own ensembles are sterling examples of the jazzfusion momentum pioneered by Tony Williams.

On this recording, these extraordinary artists deliver their unique powers to the collective sound, combining their creativity in fiery sessions recorded in the first days of 1992. AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, finds these musicians roaring along the high energy road. William's thudding and singing bass and Cindy's concentrated passion and keen attention accompany Kali's cellistic flights, deep saxophonics, and resonant warmth on the keyboard. Kali. Z. and William's cello and contrabass duets are truly astounding, both the fast-paced opener entitled Vitesse, and the profound and intricate 25-minute long Ardor. The piece If You Knew charges from the starting gate with Cindy's full-tilt drumming and highlights the trio's rapidly evolving interaction. Kali. Z. plays soprano sax on three dramatic raga-inspired pieces: Fervor, Ideation, plus the swinging 9/8 rhythm of Bonobos that cameos Cindy's bounce and finesse. The two mesmerizing electric piano pieces, the luscious duet with William entitled Found, and the trio comprovisation Liquid Geometry illuminate amazing landscapes sculpted by the mellow bass register of Kali's keyboard work. Enjoy!

KALI. Z. FASTEAU, from a musical family, played piano, cello, flute, sang and composed music since early childhood in Paris and New York, where she studied piano with Olga Heifetz for 8 years. After Reed College and graduate studies at Wesleyan U. studying the musics of Asia, Africa, 20th Century European music and Jazz, she traveled for 14 years, living in 20 countries:
India (3 years), Turkey (1 year), Morocco, Senegal, Congo, Nepal, Italy, France, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Greece, Yugoslavia, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Niger and Mali, playing festivals, concerts, radio and film soundtracks. Highly skilled on a dozen different instruments, spontaneous composition is her forte. Kali's recording and performing associates include Don Rafael Garrett, Kidd Jordan, Archie Shepp, BeaverHarris, William Parker, Rashied Ali, Hamid Drake, Bobby Few, Louis Moholo, Marilyn Mazur, Muhammad Ali, Cindy Blackman, Cyrille, Joe McPhee, Jeanne Lee, Alan Silva, Roy Campbell, Sabir Mateen, Noah Howard, Mike Wimberly, Newman Baker, WarrenSmith, Oscar Brown III and Ron McBee, among many. Playing her own original music, Kali. Z. led ensembles at New York's Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, Paris Museum of Modern Art, Museum Theatre in Chennai, India, and thousands of other noted venues worldwide. Flying Note presents to you AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, her 18th album as a leader.

WILLIAM PARKER, bassist, composer and writer from the Bronx, NY, studied with Richard Davis, Art Davis, Milt Hinton, Wilbur Ware and Jimmy Garrison. He played with Bill Dixon, Billy Higgins, Kidd Jordan, Frank Lowe, Jimmy Lyons, Alan Silva, Rashied Ali, Don Cherry, Louis Moholo, Charles Brackeen, Sunny Murray, Billy Bang, Roy Campbell, David S. Ware, Kali. Z. Fasteau, Sabir Mateen, Hamid Drake, Dave Burrell, Tony Oxley, Joelle Leander, Peter Kowald and many others, including an 11-year collaboration with Cecil Taylor. Since 1994, William has led ensembles featuring his own works, plus his Curtis Mayfield Project, recording 20 albums as a leader and touring worldwide.

CINDY BLACKMAN is from a musical family of Ohio and Connecticut. After attending Hartt and Berklee Schools of Music, where she studied with Alan Dawson, she moved to New York, studying there is Art Blakey and other great drummers. Tony Williams is her main stylistic influence, especially evident in her own compositions. She performed with Pharoah Sanders, Ron Carter, Sam Rivers, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henderson, Angela Bofill, Bill Laswell, Buster Williams, Kenny Garrett, and a long collaboration with Lenny Kravitz. Cindy currently tours worldwide with her own ensembles and with her husband Carlos Santana.

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Animal Grace

Kali. Z. Fasteau

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.

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 in the 70s with Don Rafael Garrett and others in Amsterdam. This spontaneous music shines with abundant energy and momentum flowing freely from these 2 Piscean musicians. Louis’ smooth and inventive play with time perfectly complements Kali’s contouring sleek waves of sound. Here Kali. Z. plays mizmar, piano harp & keys, nai flute, voice, violin and soprano sax.

Live in the Alps was recorded at the Uncool Festival of Jazz, Improvised Planetary and Cosmo Music at La Prese, Switzerland in a lovely outdoor setting by a mountain lake, on May 6, 2005. This splendid concert displays the excellent talents of Kali’s longtime collaborator, pianist Bobby Few, plus spirited drummer Steve McCraven and bassist Wayne Dockery, both mainstays of Archie Shepp’s Europe-based bands. Here Kali. Z. plays soprano sax, nai flute, voice, & drum set.

FLYING NOTE Records www.KALIMUSE.com www.myspace.com/kalizfasteau Email: Kali.Zounds@gmail.com. Tel: 917-463-3821.

10 other CDs by Kali. Z on Flying Note Records: LIVE at the KERAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL, 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, among many.

“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

First review of ANIMAL GRACE: "Not merely freedom, but transcendence...Fasteau is both inventive and ingenious as she moves from soprano sax to flute to double-reed mizmar...a glistening complement to her cascading sound swirl." AllAboutJazz-NewYork

From a musical family, composer and multi-instrumentist 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 16 countries: India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Congo, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia, Germany, Greece, and Haiti, performing for music festivals, concerts, radio, films, and university programs. Kali’s recording and performing associates include Donald Rafael Garrett, Kidd Jordan, Archie Shepp, Bobby Few, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Sabir Mateen, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Roy Campbell, Henry Grimes, Warren Smith, Newman Baker, Michael Wimberly, Marvin "Bugalu" Smith, and Oscar Brown III, among many. Kali. Z. led ensembles playing her original music at New York’s Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, JVC Festival & Vision Festival, Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Museum Theatre in Chennai (India), Uncool Festival, Kerava Jazz Festival (Finland), Guelph Festival (Canada), Pisa Festival (Italy), Copenhagen Festival, Zimbabwe International Arts Festival, and thousands of other noted venues and festivals worldwide. She has recorded 16 albums as a leader. Record Company: Flying Note. Publishing Company: ZENJIN Music (SESAC). www.KALIMUSE.com

LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO comes from a musical family in South Africa, and is self-taught. In 1962, he won the first prize for drums at the Johannesburg Jazz Festival. He was an original member of the Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath, historic South African bands that included Johnny Mbizo Dyani, Mongezi Feza, Dudu Pukwana and Chris McGregor. After moving to London in 1964, he collaborated with Harry Miller, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Mike Osborne, Irene Schweitzer,and many others. In the 1990s he brought a band back to South Africa, and recorded the experience as Freedom Tour. He has also performed with Kidd Jordan, William Parker, Kali. Z. Fasteau, Marilyn Crispell, Frode Gerstadt, and others. He is a member of the Dedication Orchestra and the London Improvisers Orchestra.

BOBBY FEW hails from Cleveland, Ohio where he studied classical piano for 12 years. His father introduced him to the music of Illinois Jacquet, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Jimmy Saunders, and Erroll Garner. Bobby learned boogie-woogie, and listened closely to his neighbor Art Tatum. He played jazz concerts at school, where he and his friends spearheaded its contentious integration in 1950. In Cleveland he played with Joe Alexander, Bill Hardman, Carl Fields, Richard Mitchell, Lawrence "Jacktown" Jackson, Gene Jordan, Raymond Farris, Cevera Jeffries, childhood friend Albert Ayler, Jackie McLean, Roland Kirk, Brook Benton, Booker Ervin, Bobby's cousin Bob Cunningham, and LeRoy Williams. In 1969, Bobby expatriated to Paris with Frank Wright, Muhammad Ali, Alan Silva, Noah Howard and Arthur Jones, touring widely. He also played with Steve Lacy and others, and as a soloist. He recorded 54 albums with artists including Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp, Frank Wright, Booker Ervin. Steve Lacy, and Kali. Z. Fasteau.

WAYNE DOCKERY is from a musical family of eight children in Camden, New Jersey. He studied classical voice at Glassboro State College, and began playing jazz bass in Philadelphia nightclubs. After a 2-year stint in the army, Dockery moved to New York in 1966. He has played with Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Fortune, George Benson, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Stanley Turrentine, Hal Galper and Junior Cook. In 1990 he moved to Paris, where he played with James Moody, Benny Golson, and Clark Terry, Wayne tours regularly with Archie Shepp.

STEVE McCRAVEN started playing drums in school bands at age 8 in Palo Alto, California. At 10, he moved to New Haven, CT and attended Jimmy Stavris Drum School. He studied at Berklee College of Music with Alan Dawson, and went on to U.of Massachusetts where he studied with Max Roach and Archie Shepp. Steve toured Europe with Marion Brown in 1977, and recorded on Marion's album "La Placita". Expatriating to Paris in 1978, he studied with Philly Jo Jones, Kenny Clarke, Oliver Johnson and George Brown. Since 1988 Steve has been Archie Shepp's drummer. He also works with David Murray and Piotr Wojtasik. Steve played with Sam Rivers for 10 years, as well as with Yusef Lateef, Mal Waldron, Harold Ashby, Freddy Hubbard, Hank Crawford, Charles Tolliver, David 'Fathead' Newman, Sugar Blue, Horace Parlan, Calvin Newborn, Michael Gregory, James Moody, Pee Wee Ellis, Benny Golson, Arthur Blythe, Michel Graillier, Jalal (Last Poets), Kirk Lightsey, Walter Bishop, Jr., Billy Harper, and others. Steve recorded 7 CDs as a leader.

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Live At The Kerava Jazz Festival: Finland

Kali. Z. Fasteau & Kidd Jordan

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.

FLYING NOTE Records www.KALIMUSE.com. www.myspace.com/kalizfasteau
Email: zkfasteau@msn.com. Tel: 917-463-3821.
P.O. Box 1745 – Morningside Station. New York, NY 10026.

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.

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People of the Ninth

Kali. Z. Fasteau & Kidd Jordan

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.

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 structure. During this session Professor Jordan, on tenor saxophone, eloquently expresses this experience, and his transcendence of it through the alchemy of sound. Kali. Z. and Michael T.A. empathically commune with Professor Jordan in creating this release of original music.
Kali. Z. has felt strong connections with New Orleans and Louisiana ever since she worked for C.O.R.E. (Congress of Racial Equality) on voter registration and community organization in New Orleans, Opelousas, Lafayette and Monroe, Louisiana in 1966. On this recording, she plays piano, cello, soprano saxophone, Nai (oblique reed flute), and aquasonic (bowed metal jug). Percussionist Michael T.A. Thompson contributes his dynamic 'soundrhythium' on drums and balafon. ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALES OF PEOPLE OF THE NINTH WILL BE DONATED TO THE LOUIS 'SATCHMO' ARMSTRONG SUMMER JAZZ CAMP IN NEW ORLEANS, UNDER THE MUSICAL DIRECTION OF PROFESSOR KIDD JORDAN.

Biographies: KALI. Z. FASTEAU comes from a musical family. Multi-instrumentalism is second nature to her, as she began playing piano, cello, flute and voice during early childhood in Paris and New York. Her social awareness developed early too: at age 16 she went on her own to the historic 1963 March on Washington. In 1965, prior to her work for C.O.R.E. in Louisiana (1966), she worked on voter registration and community organization in Monroe, Georgia for S.C.L.C. (Dr. King and Hosea Williams' organization). Then, deciding to work for social change by creating mind, heart and ear-opening music, she completed her university training in World Music and Jazz, and traveled for fourteen years, living and performing in India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Congo, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America. 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, Warren Smith, Bobby Few, Noah Howard, Andrew Cyrille, and many others. Kali. Z. played for many festivals, concerts, radio, television and film soundtracks, and has led her ensembles at New York's Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Museum Theatre in Chennai (Madras), India, the National Museum of Haiti, and hundreds of other noted venues and festivals worldwide.

"PEOPLE OF THE NINTH is transfixing, perfectly balanced and sublime...an immensely wonderful job. Hallelujah is all one can say!" Downtown Music

"Part of New York' 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

KIDD JORDAN hails from New Orleans and is one of the few great avant-garde Jazz pioneers from the Crescent City, as well as being renowned for his expert versatility in all musical genres. During his illustrious international 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, Hamid Drake and many others. His warm and powerful sound on the tenor saxophone is a unique gift to the music world. For many years Mr. Jordan was a Professor of Music at Southern University in New Orleans. He has conducted music education and cultural exchange programs in West Africa, as well as in the United States.

MICHAEL T.A. THOMPSON describes his work as 'Soundrhythium'. He has performed with a wide variety of musical artists including Joe McPhee, Henry Grimes, John Stubblefield, Harvie Swartz, Barbara Sfraga, Mala Waldron, the Calypsonians, the Mighty Sparrow, Becket, and Owen Gray, as well as artists from classical to rap and beyond. Allowing all these influences to flow through him, Michael's palette encompasses an abundance of sound colors. He hears everything, and plays with it in a way that's inventive and perceptively responsive.

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Making Waves

Kali. Z. Fasteau

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

Biographies:

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.

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Oneness

Kali Z. Fasteau

World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.

"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, CELLO, SANZA, MIZMAR, MOURSIN, DRUMS. M.A. World Music, Wesleyan University, B.A. Social Anthropology, Reed College Publishing Company: ZENJIN Music (SESAC)

From a musical family, Kali Z. played piano, cello, flute, voice since early childhood in Paris and New York. She received degrees studying the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, and then traveled for fourteen years, living in sixteen countries: India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Zaire, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many music festivals and concerts, national radio and TV, film soundtracks, and university programs. Kali's recording and performing associates include: Donald Rafael Garrett, Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Oliver Lake, Joseph Jarman, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, Bobby Few, Noah Howard, Oscar Brown III, and a great many others. Kali Z. led her ensemble playing her original compositions at New York's Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in Paris, The Museum Theatre in Madras, India, The Boston Center for the Arts and hundreds of other noted venues worldwide.

Selected Discography:

Kali Z. Fasteau: MAKING WAVES; Flying Note CD 9010 new!!!

Kali Z. Fasteau: ONENESS; Flying Note CD 9009

Kali Z. Fasteau: VIVID; Flying Note Records CD 9007

Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MEMOIRS OF A DREAM; Flying Note Double CD 9008

Kali Z. Fasteau: COMRADERIE; Flying Note CD 9006

Kali Z. Fasteau: SENSUAL HEARING; Flying Note CD 9005

Kali Z. Fasteau: EXPATRIATE KIN; CIMP #140

Kali Z. Fasteau: PROPHECY: The Whale & the Elephant Trade Notes on the State of the World; Flying Note CD 9003

Kali Z. Fasteau: WORLDS BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note CD 9001

Kali Z. Fasteau: AFFINITY; Flying Note Records Cass 6003

Kali Z. Fasteau: BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note Cass 7003

Kali Z. Fasteau: BLISS; Flying Note Cass 6001

Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: AFTER NATURE; Red Records

Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MANZARA; Red Records

Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: WE MOVE TOGETHER; ESP

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Vivid

Kali Z. Fasteau

World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.

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, flute, voice since early childhood in Paris and New York. She received degrees studying the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, and then traveled for fourteen years, living in sixteen countries: India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Zaire, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many music festivals and concerts, national radio and TV, film soundtracks, and university programs. Kali's recording and performing associates include: Donald Rafael Garrett, Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Oliver Lake, Joseph Jarman, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, Bobby Few, Noah Howard, Oscar Brown III, and a great many others. Kali Z. led her ensemble playing her original compositions at New York's Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in Paris, The Museum Theatre in Madras, India, The Boston Center for the Arts and hundreds of other noted venues worldwide.

Selected Discography:

Kali Z. Fasteau: MAKING WAVES; Flying Note Records CD 9010 Kali Z. Fasteau: ONENESS; Flying Note Records CD 9009 Kali Z. Fasteau: VIVID; Flying Note Records CD 9007 Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MEMOIRS OF A DREAM; Flying Note Double CD 9008
Kali Z. Fasteau: COMRADERIE; Flying Note CD 9006
Kali Z. Fasteau: SENSUAL HEARING; Flying Note CD 9005 Kali Z. Fasteau: EXPATRIATE KIN; CIMP #140 Kali Z. Fasteau: PROPHECY: The Whale & the Elephant Trade Notes on the State of the World; Flying Note CD 9003 Kali Z. Fasteau: WORLDS BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note CD 9001 Kali Z. Fasteau: AFFINITY; Flying Note Records Cass 6003 Kali Z. Fasteau: BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note Cass 7003 Kali Z. Fasteau: BLISS; Flying Note Cass 6001 Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: AFTER NATURE; Red Records Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MANZARA; Red Records Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: WE MOVE TOGETHER; ESP-Disk (Licensed to ZYX, and Abraxis/Get Back)

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Memoirs of a Dream [2 CD Set]

KALI Z. FASTEAU & Don RAFAEL GARRETT

World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.

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 "Selflessness", as well as with Rahsaan Roland Kirk and with Dewey Redman.

"Streaming Love", Disc One of this Double CD set, was recorded multi-track in Leiden, Holland in May, 1975. "Come From Deep", Disc Two, was recorded Live-in-Concert in Ankara, Turkey on March 6, 1977.

On Memoirs of a Dream, RAFAEL GARRETT plays contrabass, Bb clarinet, voice, shakuhachi, ney & kaval flutes, sol clarinet, sheng, zurna, balafon, sanza, conch, and percussion. KALI Z. FASTEAU plays piano harp & keys, cello, voice, ney & shakuhachi flutes, sol clarinet, cumbus tanbur, sheng, sanza, moursin, conch, and davul drum.

DONALD RAFAEL GARRETT was a brilliant artist, way ahead of his time. In addition to his total mastery of the mystery of music-making, his incredibly beautiful sound on his instruments, and his very warm, graceful, intense, spirited and high energy performance style, he had vast knowledge and expertise in the most advanced cultural developments. Bamboo flute-making, Tai-Chi Chuan, extended string techniques, the keys to woodwind vitality, macrobiotic health and cuisine, and Buddhism were some of these treasures. We shared an iconoclasm, an anarchism regarding many formal aspects of art and life. Rafael, while he was one of the very best walking (bebop) and avant-garde arco bassists of all time, enjoyed stretching the definitions of music to the utmost, and embued it all with tremendous emotion and feeling. His inclusive sense of music juxtaposed some of his favorite standards, the unexpected, music from around the world, and sounds of found-object instruments. He invented an entire musical language. He encouraged audience participation in many settings, and enjoyed blurring the line between audience and performer. He liked his bass bridge very high. This produces the biggest sound on the instrument, but requires great strength to get that beautiful tone. Whenever possible, he refused amplification, preferring the natural acoustics of the instruments. His clarinet sound is exquisite, as you hear on these discs, as is his amazing round tone on shakuhachi. Making, selling, and teaching thousands of people to play and make their own bamboo flutes, was not merely a mainstay of our economic survival during lean times. It was showing people a way to actively create their own culture. Our life was in harmony with our highest ideals...a double Piscean dreamtime, the itinerant gypsy musicians' life, leaping over boundaries of all kinds, and surprising people in many lands with our total immersion-dedication-delight in sound. A creative, conjugal symbiosis, we nourished each other's concepts of sound and futuristic humanism, making music at least nine hours every day for six years. We played at home, while walking the streets of whatever country we were in, while traveling to gigs, everywhere and anywhere. Rafael had a very fine and expressive face and body, which he used to wonderful effect in his highly personal and compelling performance style. He enjoyed extending and even demolishing the conventional bounds of performance, for instance, by playing on stage before and after the "performance" was "really on." His playing was so loved by other great musicians that he was always invited to sit in. Then he would take over the bass, stoke up the band with his superb and impassioned walking bass, and then add his enthusiastic and genial scatting (vocalese) and wreck the house every time. Although he didn't want to own a saxophone, backstage, he could blow away the best on any horn. He could make music on anything. And, he generously taught many musicians everything he could. Those lucky enough to have known him at his best will surely agree that he was a musical genius and an extraordinary person.

Rafael Garrett left his earthly form on August 17, 1989.

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 York. She received degrees studying the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, and then traveled for fourteen years, living in sixteen countries: India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Zaire, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many music festivals and concerts, national radio and TV, film soundtracks, and university programs. Kali's recording and performing associates include: Donald Rafael Garrett, Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Oliver Lake, Joseph Jarman, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, Bobby Few, Noah Howard, Oscar Brown III, and a great many others. Kali Z. led her ensemble playing her original compositions at New York's Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in Paris, The Museum Theatre in Madras, India, The Boston Center for the Arts and hundreds of other noted venues worldwide.

Selected Discography:

Kali Z. Fasteau: MAKING WAVES; Flying Note Records CD 9010 Kali Z. Fasteau: ONENESS; Flying Note Records CD 9009 Kali Z. Fasteau: VIVID; Flying Note CD 9007 Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MEMOIRS OF A DREAM; Flying Note Double CD 9008
Kali Z. Fasteau: COMRADERIE; Flying Note CD 9006
Kali Z. Fasteau: SENSUAL HEARING; Flying Note CD 9005 Kali Z. Fasteau: EXPATRIATE KIN; CIMP #140 Kali Z. Fasteau: PROPHECY: The Whale & the Elephant Trade Notes on the State of the World; Flying Note CD 9003 Kali Z. Fasteau: WORLDS BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note CD 9001 Kali Z. Fasteau: AFFINITY; Flying Note Cass 6003 Kali Z. Fasteau: BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note Cass 7003 Kali Z. Fasteau: BLISS; Flying Note Cass 6001 Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: AFTER NATURE; Red Records Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MANZARA; Red Records Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: WE MOVE TOGETHER; ESP-Disk (Licensed to ZYX; Abraxis - Get Back)

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Comraderie

Kali Z. Fasteau

World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms, and the blues.

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 York. She received degrees studying the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, and then traveled for fourteen years, living in sixteen countries: India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Zaire, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many music festivals and concerts, national radio and TV, film soundtracks, and university programs. Kali's recording and performing associates include: Donald Rafael Garrett, Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Oliver Lake, Joseph Jarman, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, Bobby Few, Noah Howard, Oscar Brown III, and a great many others. Kali Z. led her ensemble playing her original compositions at New York's Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in Paris, The Museum Theatre in Madras, India, The Boston Center for the Arts and hundreds of other noted venues worldwide.

Selected Discography:

Kali Z. Fasteau: MAKING WAVES; Flying Note Records CD 9010 Kali Z. Fasteau: ONENESS; Flying Note Records CD 9009 Kali Z. Fasteau: VIVID; Flying Note Records CD 9007 Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MEMOIRS OF A DREAM; Flying Note Double CD 9008
Kali Z. Fasteau: COMRADERIE; Flying Note CD 9006
Kali Z. Fasteau: SENSUAL HEARING; Flying Note CD 9005 Kali Z. Fasteau: EXPATRIATE KIN; CIMP #140 Kali Z. Fasteau: PROPHECY: The Whale & the Elephant Trade Notes on the State of the World; Flying Note CD 9003 Kali Z. Fasteau: WORLDS BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note CD 9001 Kali Z. Fasteau: AFFINITY; Flying Note Records Cass 6003 Kali Z. Fasteau: BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note Cass 7003 Kali Z. Fasteau: BLISS; Flying Note Cass 6001 Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: AFTER NATURE; Red Records Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MANZARA; Red Records Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: WE MOVE TOGETHER; ESP-Disk (Licensed to ZYX, and Abraxis/Get Back)

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Sensual Hearing

Kali Z. Fasteau

World jazz: free jazz enriched with African and Asian sonorities and rhythms.

"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.

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 York. She received degrees studying the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, and then traveled for fourteen years, living in sixteen countries: India (1981-83), Turkey (1976-77), Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Zaire, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many music festivals and concerts, national radio and TV, film soundtracks, and university programs. Kali's recording and performing associates include: Donald Rafael Garrett, Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris, Rashied Ali, William Parker, Oliver Lake, Joseph Jarman, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, Bobby Few, Noah Howard, Oscar Brown III, and a great many others. Kali Z. led her ensemble playing her original compositions at New York's Town Hall, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in Paris, The Museum Theatre in Madras, India, The Boston Center for the Arts and hundreds of other noted venues worldwide.

Selected Discography:

Kali Z. Fasteau: MAKING WAVES; Flying Note Records CD 9010 Kali Z. Fasteau: ONENESS; Flying Note Records CD 9009
Kali Z. Fasteau: VIVID; Flying Note Records CD 9007 Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MEMOIRS OF A DREAM; Flying Note Double CD 9008
Kali Z. Fasteau: COMRADERIE; Flying Note CD 9006
Kali Z. Fasteau: SENSUAL HEARING; Flying Note CD 9005 Kali Z. Fasteau: EXPATRIATE KIN; CIMP #140 Kali Z. Fasteau: PROPHECY: The Whale & the Elephant Trade Notes on the State of the World; Flying Note CD 9003 Kali Z. Fasteau: WORLDS BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note CD 9001 Kali Z. Fasteau: AFFINITY; Flying Note Records Cass 6003 Kali Z. Fasteau: BEYOND WORDS; Flying Note Cass 7003 Kali Z. Fasteau: BLISS; Flying Note Cass 6001 Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: AFTER NATURE; Red Records Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: MANZARA; Red Records Kali Z. Fasteau & Rafael Garrett: WE MOVE TOGETHER; ESP-Disk (Licensed to ZYX, and Abraxis/Get Back)

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