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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is CD was beautifully designed by Sai Karlen and comes lovely in a 4-panel gatefold wallet.

    It's very nice and has even more personality than the digital download.

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  • Sheet Music + Digital Album

    We have printed a limited run of 50 of these books featuring the sheet music from HAVEN with photos from the session and composer notes on each track.
    The layout and design by the amazing SAI KARLEN and this lovely book is printed on high quality stock.
    Includes digital download/stream of the HAVEN album

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Ripple 05:36
Foran Policy 04:18
Orbit 07:43
Rambling 07:22
Handwritten 03:04
Chihuly 03:07
Begin Again 05:39


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.


released December 4, 2020

released 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

All rights reserved 2020


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


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Rafael Karlen Sydney, Australia

'...most of all, this music is about as beautiful as it gets....'

— Dave Sumner

Rafael Karlen is an award-winning composer, saxophonist, and arranger.
Building a reputation as one of the more creative and surprising musicians on the Australian music scene, his music has been performed by small jazz groups, rock and pop ensembles, big bands through to chamber orchestras and string quartets.
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