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    The glorious CD version... amazing art by Sai Karlen in a cardboard sleeve package.

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    The lush sheet music edition of the HAVEN album with charts for each work, and brief composer notes, plus photos from the recording session.
    Designed by Sai Karlen and printed on high quality stock, this book is a limited print edition of only 50 copies.
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1.
2.
Ripple
3.
Foran Policy
4.
Orbit
5.
Revolving Doors
6.
Bushfire Break
7.
Rambling
8.
Handwritten
9.
Bushfire Two
10.
Begin Again

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Berardi/Foran/Karlen create music that brings together captivating melodies, lush harmonies and emotive collective improvisation. The sense of group empathy is striking, with a subconscious understanding of the flow between the voice (Kristin Berardi), piano (Sean Foran), and Saxophone (Rafael Karlen) developed through years of performances and a shared musical vision. Their new album HAVEN features guest Vibraphonist PASCAL SCHUMACHER, from Luxembourg, whose sensitivity and nuance brings a new level of texture and dynamic to this stunning band and music.

With only 4 instruments, the sonic world created on HAVEN is lush. Modern jazz, folk and classical elements combine in intricate, yet light and delicate arrangements, with each instrument taking a lead role. The 10 tracks on the album are split across musicians with Berardi, Foran and Karlen each contributing works. The opener, Berardi’s No Shepherds Live Here brings a sense of calm, yet tells an intense story. Complementing this Karlen’s Ripple and Handwritten sparkle, with the Saxophone and Vocals intertwining, and the piano & vibraphone creating layered harmonic textures. Foran’s works, Orbit and Rambling bring more rhythmic energy, with the insistent pulsing Vibraphone lines giving an almost minimalist aesthetic wrapped with a modernist jazz edge.
The intimacy of this work draws similarities with standout ECM albums from Azimuth, Gary Burton, and Anouar Brahem – But Berardi/Foran/Karlen define their own approach, and with Schumacher it’s a captivating world to be in.

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releases November 20, 2020

Vocals - Kristin Berardi
Piano - Sean Foran
Saxophone - Rafael Karlen

Special Guest: Vibraphone - Pascal Schumacher

Recorded by Mark Smith
Mixed by Stefan Glaumann
Mastered by Shawn Joseph @ Optimum Mastering
Artwork and design by Sai Karlen

Produced by Kristin Berardi, Sean Foran, Rafael Karlen and Pascal Schumacher

Composer credits:
Track 1 - K Berardi
Track 2 - R Karlen
Track 3 - S Foran
Track 4 - S Foran
Track 5 - K Berardi
Track 6 -R Karlen
Track 7 - S Foran
Track 8 - R Karlen
Track 9 - K Berardi
Track 10 - R Karlen/S Foran/K Berardi
Track 11 - K Berardi


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The artists would like to thank: Pascal, Lynette Irwin, Mark, Stefan, Sai, Shawn, Jeremy, Kawaii, our families, friends, the loyal supporters of our Pozible campaign, and Arts Queensland for their financial assistance.

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Berardi/Foran/Karlen Brisbane, Australia

Kristin Berardi VOCALS
Sean Foran – PIANO
Rafael Karlen – SAXOPHONE

Featuring the talents of three distinctive Australian jazz artists. Intensely intimate, textural and emotional, the music of Berardi/Foran/Karlen draws you close, at times a whisper, the lush piano harmonies merging with Berardi’s sublime vocal lines and Karlen’s engaging melodic interplay.
APRA/AMC Award winners.
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