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Kali. Z. Fasteau

KALI. Z. FASTEAU - Composer and Multi-Instrumentist: Piano, Drum Set, Nai & Shakuhachi Flutes, Voice, Synthesizer, Cello, Sanza, Viola, Mizmars, Aquasonic & more. 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, Congo, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Finland, Mali, Niger, Zimbabwe, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many music festivals and concerts, national radio and TV, film soundtracks, and university programs

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kali. Z. Fasteau: Intuit

Read "Intuit" reviewed by Mark Corroto

To pigeonhole a musician is to ghettoize a music. But we all do it. Yes, Kali Z. Fasteau is a pianist, but also a drummer, a cellist and a flutist. From her twenty plus recordings she refuses to be fixed with a descriptor. She also performs on the nai, kaval and shakuhachi flutes, is a vocalist, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kali. Z. Fasteau: Piano Rapture

Read "Piano Rapture" reviewed by John Ephland

What makes Piano Rapture so engaging has to do with a combination of moods, movements and magic. Pianist Kali Z. Fasteau takes you on a musical journey into both past and present, with sounds that can be lyrical and rambunctious, quiet and rowdy. Featuring some exquisite wailing and sailing from tenor saxophonist Kidd Jordan, with healthy ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Monday Night Jazz Sessions @ Quinn’s In Beacon, NY Announces Its Schedule For 2014

Monday Night Jazz Sessions @ Quinn’s In Beacon, NY Announces Its Schedule For 2014

The Monday night jazz sessions that began this past October at the new Beacon, NY venue Quinn's have been enormously well-received both by audiences (many of whom by no means jazz fans) and musicians, locally and worldwide. By showcasing some of the most acclaimed, uncompromising artists covering a very wide spectrum of the music in a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kali Z. Fasteau with William Parker and Cindy Blackman (Flying Note 2011)

Kali Z. Fasteau with William Parker and Cindy Blackman (Flying Note 2011)

You can tell from the beautiful prog-rockish cover that this is going to be a unique and exploratory record. Multi-instrumentalist Kali Z. Fasteau teams up with the extraordinary bassist William Parker and drummer Cindy Blackman to create a soundscape that is as unusual as it is fascinating. Playing cello, soprano saxophone and electric piano, Fasteau creates ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kali. Z. Fasteau: New CD! "An Alternate Universe" With William Parker & Cindy Blackman

Kali. Z. Fasteau: New CD!  "An Alternate Universe" With William Parker & Cindy Blackman

AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE [FNCD 9015] KALI. Z. FASTEAU: Cello, Soprano Saxophone, Electric Piano; WILLIAM PARKER: Contrabass; CINDY BLACKMAN: Drums Flying Note Records proudly presents An Alternate Universe, a recording of three musicians with superlative and fascinating careers. The musical lineage of multi-instrumentalist and composer Kali. Z. stems from her musician grandparents hosting ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Jazz Session #225: Kali Z. Fasteau

The Jazz Session #225: Kali Z. Fasteau

Multi-instrumentalist Kali Z. Fasteau continues to experiment with the nature of sound on her new album, Animal Grace (Flying Note, 2010). In this interview, Fasteau talks about how she pushes past the perceived limits of the instruments she plays; how her experiences traveling the world inform her music; and the system of balance she finds in ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Kali. Z. Fasteau

Read "Take Five With Kali. Z. Fasteau" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Kali. Z. Fasteau: Kali. Z. Fasteau is from a musical family, playing piano, cello, flute, and voice since early childhood in Paris and New York. Her piano teacher, for eight years, was Olga Heifetz. She started improvising at age 14. She received post-grad degrees studying the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kali. Z. Fasteau new CD: "Animal Grace" with Louis Moholo, Bobby Few & others on Flying Note (FNCD 9014)

Kali. Z. Fasteau new CD: "Animal Grace" with Louis Moholo, Bobby Few & others on Flying Note (FNCD 9014)

“Live in Harlem" with Louis Moholo-Moholo & “Live in the Alps" with Bobby Few, Wayne Dockery & Steve McCraven FLYING NOTE Records proudly announces the release of Animal Grace (FNCD 9014). “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 ...

Reeds&Drums: Brö-D & Animal Grace

Read "Reeds&Drums: Brö-D & Animal Grace" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Peter Brotzmann & Hamid Drake Brö-D Bro 2010 Kali. Z. Fasteau Animal Grace Flying Fish 2010 Does Peter Brötzmann ever give a performance that isn't ...


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