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Fasteau, Kali. Z.

Prophecy: The Whale And The Elephant Trade Notes On The State Of The World

Fasteau, Kali. Z.: Prophecy: The Whale And The Elephant Trade Notes On The State Of The World (Flying Note)

Flying Note Records reissues with new artwork multi-instrumentalist Kali Fasteau's 1993 impressive world jazz release with Willliam Parker, Ronnie Burrage, Ron McBee, &c.
 

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Label: Flying Note
Catalog ID: FNCD 9003
Squidco Product Code: 14910

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in various locations between December 16th, 1987 and August 11th, 1992.


Personnel:

Kali. Z. Fasteau-soprano saxophone, Nai flute, Kaval flute, Shakuhachi flutes, cello, voice, piano, Sheng, Mizmar, Moursin, Sanza, synthesizer, drum set, tympani, gong

William Parker-contrabass, balafon

Newman Taylor Baker-drum set

Ron Mcbee-African percussion, Berimbau

Badal Roy-Tabla

Somell Richards-violin

Ronnie Burrage-drum set

Oscar Brown III-contrabass

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Artist Biographies:

"William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time."

In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.

Parker's current bands include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order to Survive, Raining on the Moon, Stan's Hat Flapping in the Wind, and the Cosmic Mountain Quartet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore. Throughout his career he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Milford Graves, and David S. Ware, among others."

-William Parker Website (http://www.williamparker.net/)
6/24/2020

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"Newman Taylor Baker is a drummer best known for Singin' Drums, his exploration of the washboard, and his work with musicians Henry Threadgill, Billy Bang, Henry Grimes, Leroy Jenkins, and Diedre Murray and choreographers Mickey Davidson and Joanne Tucker

Mr.Baker currently performs in the ensembles of Makoto Kuriya, Jemeel Moondoc, Sylwester Ostrowski, Henrique Prince, Cheryl Pyle and Matthew Shipp, among others.

Singin' Drums, his solo drumset project, has also featured collaborations with fellow drummers Horacee Arnold, Steve Berrios, Susie Ibarra. In 2012, Mr. Baker collaborated with his niece, mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker, along with pianist Richard Lewis, on Singin' Drums: Voice and Drum which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.Baker released his premiere solo drum recording, Drum Suite Life, on Innova label in 2013.

For the past five years, Newman T. Baker has been developing creative music for the washboard. He currently performs as a duo with guitarist Marvin Sewell and has recently launched Washboard XT to explore new musical territory in the quartet and quintet setting. Baker has been performing with the Ebony Hillbillies since 2010.

Mr. Baker currently offers clinics and master classes in collaboration with saxophonist Sylwester Ostrowki to music conservatories throughout Poland. With Mickey D and Friends and the Avodah Dance Company, hebrings dance/music residencies and workshops to schools, communities and correctional facilities throughout the U.S.

Newman Taylor Baker has served as peer review panelist for such organizations as American Composer Forum and Chamber Music America."

-All About Jazz (https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/newmantaylorbaker)
6/24/2020

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track listing:


1. Prophecy 3:53

2. Nomad's Festival 2:58

3. Inner Ear 3:20

4. Lunar Wisdom 5:25

5. Invocation 3:06

6. Encoding Light 3:55

7. Birdsong 6:38

8. The Message 3:16

9. The Gyre 5:32

10. Sonic Deep 5:27

11. Monsoon 3:28

12. Celestial Sea 4:01

13. Curved Space 5:07

14. Cosmopolis 4:08

15. Benevolence 3:23
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"An amazing presentation of Kali's unique World Jazz expressed through myriad timbres, textures and instruments. Here she plays soprano saxophone, cello, piano, synthesizer, voice, sheng, nai, kaval, moursin, drum set and timpani. Marvel at the beautiful sounds and concepts of Kali's invention in ensembles featuring seven excellent collaborators: William Parker, Newman Taylor Baker, Badal Roy, Ronnie Burrage, Ron McBee, Somell Richards, and Oscar Brown III. She adds four compositions in which she multi-tracks different combinations of mizmars, cellos, nai, sanza, soprano sax, piano, cello, drum set, shakuhachi, gong, and voices. One of the special qualities of this CD is the way these compositions segue so beautifully from one to the next creating a sublime suite of multi-dimensional music.

This CD charted #1 for 7 straight weeks on college radio upon its debut release in 1993."-Flying Note

William Parker wrote in the liner notes: "The music on this CD encompasses sounds from all over the world, yet there are no boundaries that separate the sound. For me this is the key that unlocks the beauty of the universe."

Kelvin Leander Williams wrote: "The key concepts defining this disc are continuity and contrast....Her improvs on soprano sax and flutes are delivered with a sense of purpose similar to Coltrane, and her themes (check out Lunar Wisdom and Monsoon) have a powerful spiritual urgency. And as is fitting for a musician using primordial sounds and microtonality in the service of the contemporary, Kali is no purist. While this music cultivates pristine acoustic timbres on cuts like Inner Ear and Curved Space, Kali multitracks all the instruments, displaying a superb ability to capture the moment with up-to-date technology. Given these strengths, the existence of so many wondrous new (to American ears) instrumental textures enhances the CD's format. It is both Kali's skill as a composer/producer and the remarkable telepathy between the musicians that make the connections on PROPHECY silvery smooth."

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