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Aziza Mustafa Zadeh

Born: December 19, 1969    Primary Instrument: Piano

Aziza Mustafa Zadeh

The pianist Aziza Mustafa Zadeh was born on December 19, 1969, in Baku Azerbaijan in the former USSR, into a musical family. Her father was a Jazz pianist and one of the first to incorporate ethnic musical styles, in his case the traditional improvisational mugam, into western Jazz music. Her mother was a professional singer who collaborated with her father in his musical endeavors. Aziza Mustafa Zadeh started playing the piano when she was 3 and gave her first concert at 14. Despite her father’s untimely death when she was only 10, his musical ideas influenced her significantly. She also received training in classical music at the Baku Conservatory...
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As a Leader

Aziza
Columbia/Sony
1991
Tracks: Chargah; My Ballad; Exprompt; Quiet Alone; Inspiritation; I Cannot Sleep; Oriental Fantasy; Moment; Blue Day; Character; Tea on the Carpet; Cemetery; Reflection; Aziza's Dream; Two Candles.
Personnel: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: piano and vocals.


Always
Columbia/Sony
1993
Tracks: Always; Heartbeat; Crying Earth; A.J.D.; Yandi Ganim Daha; I Don't Know; Vagif; Marriage Suite; Insult; Kaukas Mountains; Dangerous Piece
Personnel: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: piano and vocals; John Patitucci: bass; Dave Weckl: drums.


Dance of Fire
Columbia/Sony
1995
Tracks: Boomerang; Dance of Fire; Sheherezadeh; Aspiration; Bana Bana Gel (Bad Girl); Shadow; Carnival; Passion; Spanish Picture; To Be Continued; Father.
Personnel: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: piano and vocals; Al Di Meola: guitar; Bill Evans: saxophone; Stanley Clarke and Kai E. Karpeh De Camarg: bass; Omar Hakim: drums.


Seventh Truth
Columbia/Sony
1996
Tracks: Ay dilber; Lachin; Interlude I; Fly with me; F#; Desperation; Daha; I am sad; Interlude II; Wild beauty; Seventh truth; Sea monster.
Personnel: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: piano, vocals and congas; Ramesh Shotam: drums and indian percussion.


Jazziza
Columbia/Sony
1997
Tracks: Lover Man; Sunny Rain; My Funny Valentine; Scrapple from the Apple; Character; Nature Boy; You've Changed; Butterflies; Black Orphaeus; How Insensitive; Take Five; I Can't Sleep.
Personnel: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: piano and vocals; Toots Thielemans: harmonica; Eduardo Contrera: percussion; Phillip Catherine: guitars.


Inspiration - Colors & Reflections
Sony
2000
Tracks: Insomnia; Insult; Spanish Picture; March; Oz Allahina Dusman; Hearbeat; I am Blue; Waiting for Aziza; Vocalise; Inspiration; Vagif Prelude; Bana Bana Gel; 139 Colors of Sea; Naje Sevim; Night Interlude.
Personnel: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: piano and vocalsAl Di Meola: guitar; Bill Evans: saxophone; Stanley Clarke and Kai E. Karpeh De Camarg and John Patitucci: bass; Omar Hakim and Dave Weckl: drums.


Shamans
Decca
2002
Tracks: Holiday Blessings; Ladies of Azerbaijan; Uv (Unutma Vjdani); Sweet Sadness; M25; Ayrilik; Fire Worship; Shamans; Strange Mood; Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim; Traditional; Endless Power; Melancholic Princess; Bach-Zadeh; Portrait of Chopin.
Personnel: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: piano and vocals.


Contrasts
Jazziza
2006
Tracks: Singing Nature; Night Life in Georgien; Stars Dance; Dreaming Sheherezadeh; Bachuana; Last Day of Chopin; Past of Future; Contrasts; Egocentric Bumble-Bee; Jazzerei in Träumerei; Bolero; The Way to the Palace; The Mirror of the Miracles; The Nightingale & the Rose; Cloudy Evening
Personnel: Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: piano and vocals.

As A Side Musician

Ragga Love
Regis Tareau
Celluloid
1997
Tracks: Regarde Cette Etoile Briller; Sone Kon l'En; No Illusion; En Harmonie; A Feu Doux;Sone Kon l'En [dub]; Combat la Ka Diwe; L' Anmou Ce Feeling Mwen; Plus Fort; No Illusion [dub]; Gade Zetwal la Ka Bwie; Plus Fort [dub]
Personnel: King Daddy Yod: chant; Raphael Tareau: guitar; Regis Tareau: chant, drum programming, mixing, keyboard programming; Monique Visiano: chant; Aziza Mustafa Zadeh: vocals.

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