This was recorded at Northern Illinois University featuring Rich Moore on tenor saxophone, Tom Vaitsas on piano, Joshua Ramos on bass and Nils Higdon on drums. The tunes is normall attributed to Charlie Parker, but it's actually a Miles Davis tune. Lyrics are by Saalik Ziyad
This is from a performance at The House Cafe in Dekalb, Illinois. The crowd was so in to the music, we had a great time. Thought I would share this with you. hope you enjoy!!!!
This is from a live recording at The Velvet Lounge in 2009, A little suite celebrating Black History and New History, the election of President Barack Obama.
The musicians on this recording are Saalik Ziyad, Fred Jackson Jr, Jerome Croswell, Taalib-din Ziyad, Kirk Brown, Makaya McCraven and Tim Seisser
Last March, I had the great opportunity to collaborate with one of Chicago's great piano players and composers, Mr. Ken Chaney. This was a concert for the Bebop Brass series with the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, Out of that came a couple of compositions that he wrote and that i wrote lyrics to, This recording is from the "Z" Quartet performing at the Elbo Room. Recorded live on December 7, 2011, it features Saalik Ziyad on vocals, Ross Margitza on piano, Nate Brown on bass and Xavier Breaker on drums. I hope you like it.
Here is a recording of Mal Waldron's ballad Soul Eyes. This is such a beautiful ballad I had to write lyrics to it. The musicians on here are Saalik Ziyad on vocals, Nathan Brown on bass, Ross Margitza on piano and Xavier Breaker on drums.