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Primary Instrument: Sax, soprano

Born: March 9, 1947

KALI. Z. FASTEAU - Composer and Multi-Instrumentist: Soprano Saxophone, Nai & Shakuhachi Flutes, Voice, Piano, Synthesizer, Cello, Sanza, Viola, Mizmars, Aquasonic, and Drums.

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, Belgium, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in many music festivals and concerts, national radio and TV, film soundtracks, and university programs....
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A small sampling of Press Acclaim:

”I give this 5 stars. She’s got that microtonal thing happening. This is beautiful!” CASSANDRA WILSON, DOWNBEAT

”Part of New York's original free-jazz scene, Kali has a fierce dedication to music as pure, forceful, exploratory sound. She blends cultures and tones...it's world music as constant rapture.” Ben Ratliff, The NEW YORK TIMES

”Fasteau's powerful free improvisations extend the legacy of John Coltrane, with her own distinct exploratory voice and luxurious sound. With ecstatic, but disciplined fervor, clarity of thought and freely flowing imagination, she packs a wealth of expression into a single utterance.” Steve Holtje, JAZZIZ

“Fasteau leads the fifteen live recordings on Vivid with agility and grace, with precision and freedom, with driving force and haunting beauty...

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Piano Rapture

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    Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival

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    People of the Ninth: New Orleans and the Hurricane 2005

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