Kaori Fujii & William "Beaver" Bausch | La Clave del Viento

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La Clave del Viento

by Kaori Fujii & William "Beaver" Bausch

Classical Flute meets Cuban Clave: An incredibly virtuosic flute and percussion duet that sounds like two flutes and four drummers!
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. La Clave del Viento
Kaori Fujii & William "Beaver" Bausch
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"La clave del viento" (the clave of the wind), was written for especially for flute virtuoso Kaori Fujii. The idea is to treat the flute like a percussion section, starting with the clave rhythm and adding melodic fragments as the music builds. Sadly, this does not leave much space for breathing--and Kaori's performance is literally breath-taking!

It should be noted that this was recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC by engineer Katherine Miller. This was the 2nd of two takes, exactly as it was played. There has been no editing, cutting and pasting, or other computer trickery involved!

"La clave del viento" was premiered in Tokyo and New York, and has recently been performed in Minnesota and Carnegie Hall by Trio Lorca.

Born in Tokyo and currently residing in New York, Yamaha recording artist Kaori Fujii has emerged as one of the leading imaginative and creative flutists ever to come out of the classical music world. From baroque to contemporary, it’s Miss Fujii’s distinctive sound and intensity of feeling that captivates concert audiences and CD listeners alike. She has released a total of 6 albums with JVC Victor Entertainment, Inc., including, Garota de Ipanema, which was pre-nominated for the Grammy Awards under 7 categories.

In 1996 at the age of 17, Kaori took the first prize in the 7th Japan Woodwind Competition. The next year, she was the first-prize winner at the 14th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, and in 1998, at the 67th Music Competition of Japan. She was the youngest winner in the history of these competitions. Kaori was also awarded the second prize in the 44th International Competition Maria Canals de Barcelona in 1998, and in the Flute/Piano Duo category of the 10th International Flute Competition Friedrich Kuhlau in 2003. Other distinctions include the Asahi Newspaper Award, and the E. Nakamichi Award.

Drummer/Composer/Educator William "Beaver" Bausch blends his love for jazz and other American musics with a passion for South American folklore. He is a founding member of Grupo Los Santos, a quartet of New York City jazz musicians playing the music of Cuba and Brazil. He has played with master trumpeter Donald Byrd, bass great Phil Bowler, Cuban trombone master Juan Pablo Torres, bassist Harvie S, the Mambo All-Stars, the Boys Choir of Harlem, Hazmat Modine, and Pablo Menéndez & Mezcla, among others. His recordings include "Funky Cha" with Harvie S and "Garota de Ipanema" with Kaori Fujii.



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