Visions (ft. Lionel Loueke)
Kavita Shah, a singer and composer from New York, celebrates the release of her album "Visions". Co-produced by renowned African guitarist Lionel Loueke, Visions (available May 27 on Inner Circle Music) heralds the arrival of a strinkingly original, globally minded new voice. A self-portrait in mosaic form, Visions interweaves Shah's multicultural background with her wide-ranging musical influences, combining the Indian tablas and West African kora with a traditional jazz quintet.
Shah will be joined by co-producer Loueke, saxophonist Greg Osby, guitarist Michael Valeanu, pianist Guy Mintus, bassist Linda Oh, drummer Guilhem Flouzat, tabla player Stephen Cellucci, kora master Yacouba Sissoko, and percussionist Rogerio Boccato.
“A musician's singer... always taking risks and searching for new levels of understanding. Her music defies categorization." -Steve Wilson, jazz saxophonist
"It stretches the boundaries." -NPR
"Required listening for all armchair travelers. Killer stuff." -Midwest Record
"Organic, eclectic, ambient, and ethereal only begin to touch on the myriad of sonic presentations contained in this stellar debut release." -Critical Jazz