Michaan, Colette: First Cause

Colette Michaan: First Cause
Title: First Cause
Label: CD Baby

Flutist/composer Colette Michaan is a native New Yorker. Since 1978, she has been leading her band playing flutes, vocalizing and composing for her own ensemble, as well as freelancing with other groups. Her wide range of musical interests, include jazz to folkloric music from all over the world. Colette has travelled extensively around the world, performing with local musicians. Her work reflects the synthesis of these cross cultural experiences. 'First Cause' is Colette's first CD release, available January 2004. The material on this recording is the rich synthesis of her diverse musical background and includes original compositions, Latin standards, jazz, cha-cha-cha, timba, son, contemporary guajiro, Yoruban folklore, calypso and a latin adaptation of a classical orchestral piece.This work is a collaboration with composer/arranger/producer/pianist/flautist Oriente Lopez. The personnel includes 12 of N.Y.'s finest performing artists. This recording stirs resonance in a wide range of listeners bridging various categories in style and appeal, from World Music, Latin and Jazz audiences of all ages. Colette uses her compositions, flutes and vocals (her own and those of others) in different formats, to express the breadth of her musical spectrum. First Cause CD Personnel includes: Colette Michaan (flute, alto flute, wooden and bamboo flutes, vocals) Oriente Lopez (piano, keyboards, vocals, alto flute,marimbula) Richard Bona (electric bass) Rolando D'Los Reyes (vocals) Carlos Gonzalez (vocals,tres,acoustic guitar) Naomi Bloch-Schartz (piano) Lisandro Arias (piano, vocals) Jennifer Vincent (cello, double bass) Ali Bello (violin) Ricardo Jerome (steel pan) Gustavo 'Chacho' Schartz (baby bass) Pedro Martinez (bata, timbal, conga, guiro, udu, vocals) Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez (drums, bongo, tambourine) Kiana Michaan (vocals) Ziona Martinez (vocal/baby laugh)

1.1 Bamboo
1.2 First Cause
1.3 Aranjuez
1.4 Rhythm of Love
1.5 Ogun Belele
1.6 Split
1.7 Bilongo
1.8 Kikiriki
1.9 Lagrimas Negras
1.10 Lighten Up

Michaan, Colette: First Cause

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