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Prodigal Moon

by Kafele

.....Cool, in a bottle. This instrumental collection of sounds is smooth and mellow, yet with an energetic, slightly "Hip-hop" feel. Jazz trumpet at its finest.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cool (intro)
1:38 $0.99
2. Indigoviolet
3:56 $0.99
3. Perfect Peace
4:32 $0.99
4. Loose Diamond
4:58 $0.99
5. Mellow Moonlight
4:17 $0.99
6. A Mourning Sunset
4:46 $0.99
7. Bad Vibes
4:41 $0.99
8. Fusion (interlude)
2:27 $0.99
9. Souldance
3:44 $0.99
10. Prodigal Moon
5:03 $0.99
11. Intrigue
3:22 $0.99
12. Sugar Didn't Work This Time
4:41 $0.99
13. Urban Folk Song
5:15 $0.99
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Album Notes
Kafele, trumpeter, composer and producer, has been playing the trumpet for over 18 years. The name Kafele (pronounced kuh-FAY-lay) is of Egyptian origin, and means “worth dying for”. Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kafele was first exposed to jazz by his parents. In fact, he attributes his love and appreciation for the art to his father who often listened to recordings of John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis among others. Later, his brothers and sisters introduced him to Hip-Hop and R&B. As a byproduct of becoming a Chicago resident for about 7 years, Kafele was inundated with lively, upbeat house music. This musically enriched background provided the influences that helped cultivate his unique sound.

While attending Southern University in Baton Rouge, he studied Jazz Music Theory under the leadership of world-renowned jazz artist and educator, Alvin Batiste. During this time, Kafele was establishing a reputation by performing at various venues in Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Alabama. He collaborated with a group of talented musicians to form The Kafele Bandele Group. This group frequently performed at M's Fine and Mellow Café in Baton Rouge. He also appeared at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, House of Blues in New Orleans and the internationally acclaimed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

After earning a degree in Physics from Southern University, Kafele moved to Chicago with plans to expand and elevate his musical career. Following years of hard work his plan is taking off with an untamable force.

In 2003, Kafele officially launched K. Kapano Records, Inc. in which he plans to elevate his own musical career, produce other talented artists, and perpetuate the appreciation of jazz-fusion. Already, he has released his debut album, "Prodigal Moon" which introduces a new genre of music that infuses spontaneous trumpet riffs with pulsating, hypnotic baselines. He calls this music Cool Fusion-a poetic entanglement consisting of the finest elements of jazz and the richness of Hip-Hop and other forms of music.

In addition, Kafele has successfully penetrated the Chicago music scene and has performed in Baltimore, New York, Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Miami at the venues listed below:

The Wild Hare (Opening for Slum Village), Isaac Hayes, Rhythm, The Cotton Club, The District, The Hot House, The Chicago Theater (opening for Kem), The Congress Theater (opening for Erykah Badu) The House of Blues Chicago (opening for Boys II Men/ Amel Larreuix), Sounds of Brazil in New York, and has been featured on various college and commercial radio stations.

Kafele is a musical visionary who believes that there is a difference between music produced for the sole purpose of making money and music created as an expression of one's inner self. He hopes that listeners will recognize this difference in his music. In his own words, "Music is a true reflection of the heart and soul."

email bluenote89@hotmail.com or visist www.myspace.com/kafelejazz



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Dorothy R.

Superb! Finally A Much Needed Jazz/Fusion Super Hero.
Are you married? Kafele, your CD is the bomb! I told my friends to log on and BUY! It's so hot, I refuse to burn it. Keep up the good work. Are you touring soon?


I am realy feeling this! Very laid back and chill. Nice production too. Much success to you in the future!


Queen JP

Ahhhhh, finally some of that REAL LIFE MUSIC that encourages one to get to work
Ahhhhh, finally some of that REAL LIFE MUSIC that encourages one to work, to love, to live, to make peace, to just plain 'ol feel good. Thank you for rescuing the current generation w/ your supa man tunes!!!


Remarkable talent
This cd just takes you to another world. It is smooth, yet funky. You can literally hear the words and thoughts of the artist through his horn, it's as if he is singing through his instrument. What an amazing talent. I highly recommend it. I look forward to hearing more cd's of Kafele's in the future. Play on playa.

mimi claridy

i had the pleasure of meeting you and experiencing your music live in baltimore @the eubie blake center and received an autographed copy of your awsome cd. i loaned it out and never got it back,so i am ordering a new one. my friend heard it and was touched by this beautiful jazz collection. she will be ordering also...thanks & god speed!

curtis pierre

missippi smoove! true esscence and spirit takesyou up!
bro k* this is art in song form thats the best i can explain you sound like the masters your father guided you to lisen its evident the songs are like a throwback to miles and the train I will buy this for all the jazz lovers I know they will be pleased truly curtis pierre the nuawlinskid!!

Nailah (The Soulful Hour)

For Connoisseurs Only!
Peace Brotha. Your sound is tight and very reminiscent of some of the greats. Your talent is truly authentic. Blessed to have met your music. Blessings, Nailah

A. Neal

A Strong Vibe...
Kafele, your work is awesome. I bought this CD in New Orleans and wasn't sure what to expect, but I must tell you that I am well pleased with your gift. Continue to use it to bring forth positive vibes that soothe and calms spirits. We pray your success.


innovative sound
This one of the best instramentals to come along since Miles' Kinda Blue and one of the top CD's in a must have collection. You won't get tired of hearing it.

Xtreme Entertainment

Kafele, This is Parrish of Xtreme Entertainment, I heard a few of your songs and I like the vibe. Very relaxing and soothing to just chill. We still need to talk about having you at some of our events to perform.
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