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Music: Turkish CD's / albums

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Ahenk: Turkish Classical Music
Turkish Classical Music CD music In this recording, Derya Ti?rkan and Murat Aydemir, two of the most talented Classical Turkish Musicians of their generation, present a most colorful collection of well-known works of virtuoso Turkish composers. Turkish Classical Music music CDs

Their incredible talent for performing classical forms of Turkish Music, as well as the improvisation of different Turkish Music modes between these compositions has made this album one of the most important recordings made in the last decade.

Derya Ti?rkan & Murat Aydemir both established their music career successfully at a very young age and they have already performed intensively, both nationally and internationally, throughout the last eight years.

'Profound and very deeply felt performances. '(Dave Dalle, CKCU, Ottawa, Carleton University)
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Ali Ekber Cicek / Various Artists: Turkish Sufi Music
Turkish Sufi Music CD music In the dry, sun-baked hills of Anatolia was born a folk music of passion and rhythmic energy. Turkish Sufi Music music CDs Musicians of the secretive Moslem Sufi sect adapted this powerful music for religious rites and created a lively, raw musical form. These songs are still a stap

Personnel: Ali Ekber ?i?ek (vocals, baglama).


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Andrieux Courtois: Turkish Blend

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Barbaros Erkose: Lingo Lingo: Gypsy Music from Turkey
Lingo Lingo Gypsy Music from Turkey CD music Breakneck improvisations and rhythms that bounce across the dance floor (New York Times, March 17, 2000)

youll be introduced to a passionate, utterly rocking music that careens from melancholy to joy in the space of a couple bars. Lingo Lingo Gypsy Music from Turkey music CDs (Tom Laskin, Isthmus, March 17, 2000 Madison WI)

When approaching world music, its best to avoid using terms like mesmerizing and beguiling. Too elitist, too cliched. Any yet no two words better convey the wiggy sonic meltdowns detonating throughout Turkish clarinet master Barbaros Erkoses Lingo Lingo, recorded in one day in 99. (NOW MARCH 23-29, 2000, Toronto)

Album Description Highly regarded for his work with the famed Erkose Brothers, other Turkish musicians and musicians from around the world, clarinet virtuoso Barbaros Erkose is a celebrated master of Turkey's traditional fasil Roman (Gypsy) music. In this recording, the Barbaros Erkose Ensemble presents an array of Turkish light classical fasil and urban music in the driving and fluid improvisational style found among Roman urban musicians of Turkey. Tracks on this recording portray a captivating and exciting range of musical colors from the Turkish urban landscape..
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Bayram Bilge Toker: Bayram
An album of various Turkish traditional musics on the saz from one of its greatest proponents, Bayram Bilge Toker. Bayram CD music The works were actually recorded while Toker was visiting the University of Maryland, but the authenticity holds quite well. The album starts with a love song from Sivas, and goes into one from Kayseri seamlessly. The axis of the next track allows Toker to run freely through the modes on an improvisational course, leading into a Cfolk dance from Ankara. Dropping rhythmic constraints, he moves into a long song form, accompanying his own vocals only minimally on his instrument. After a short folksong, Toker takes on the classic 'Haydar Haydar,' a piece reserved almost exclusively for the virtuosos. Regional works from Yozgat and Ege follow, continuing the line of diverse works. After an Ankaran dance number, and a small duet of Sufi works, the album finishes on a fully instrumental dance song from Ankara that shows off some outstanding strumming techniques. While the tone can become rather monotonous from time to time, Toker's virtuosity propels the album forward through the tired parts. For someone who wants to hear the instrumental traditions of Turkey beyond the oud, this album is a decent point of reference for one of the more important instruments that doesn't get a lot of coverage in the usual releases. ~ Adam Greenberg

Includes liner notes by Bayram Bilge Toker.

Digitally remastered by Craig Lanoye (Audioforce, New York).

Solo performer: Bayram Bilge Toker (baglama, vocals)..
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Bedirxan / Nasir / Temo: Kurdish Songs And Music
Kurdish Songs And Music CD music Temo is a Kurdish singer and composer exiled in France since 1975. Kurdish Songs And Music music CDs From France, he has worked hard to let the world know of his natal Kurdistan of which he keep singing about. He uses the traditional Kurdish long-necked lute, the temb?r, accompanied by a small tambourine, the arbana. His songs are written in the traditional Kurdish style, with the least influence possible from Western music. He speaks his mind about what his country and its people are going through right from the heart! ~ Bruno Desch?nes

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Bezmara Ensemble: Splendours Of Topkapi

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Burhan Ocal: Gypsy Rum CD
Gypsy Rum CD music Recorded at Apca Studio, Istanbul, Turkey in October 1994. Gypsy Rum music CDs

Full performer name: Burhan Ocal/Istanbul Oriental Ensemble.

Personnel: Burhan Ocal (percussion); Huseyin Bitmez (oud); Fethi Tekyagil (violin); Sahin Sert (qanun); Ferdi Nadaz (clarinet); Ekrem Baqi (percussion).

Personnel: Burhan ??al (percussion); Huseyin Bitmez (oud); Ferdi Nadaz (clarinet); Ekrem Bagi (percussion).

Liner Note Author: Jean Trouillet.

Recording information: Apca Studio, Istanbul, Turkey (10/1994).

Photographer: Christian Scholze..
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Burhan Ocal: Jardin Ottoman
Jardin Ottoman CD music Translator: Delia Morris. Jardin Ottoman music CDs

Personnel: Burhan ??al (vocals, chant); Burhan ??al (tambour).

Photographer: Georges Bodmer.


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Burhan Ocal: Orient Secret

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Burhan Ocal: Sultan's Secret Door CD
Sultan's Secret Door CD music Burhan Ocal/Istanbul Oriental Ensemble: Burhan Ocal (saz, darabuka, percussion); Huseyin Bitmez (vocals, oud); Fethi Tekyagil (violin); Sahin Sert (qanun); Ekrem Bagi (darabuka). Sultan's Secret Door music CDs

Includes liner notes by Christian Scholze.

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Cagdas Asiklar Mutrib Heyeti: Mevlana Suz-I Dil-Ara Ayin-I

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Cengiz Teoman: Sehr-i Istanbul
Dreummer Cengiz Teoman's 1998 homage to Istanbul, SEHR-I ISTANBUL offers ten percussive tracks. Sehr i Istanbul CD music

The renowned drummer Cengiz Teoman composed and recorded this album Sehr-I Istanbul (The City of Istanbul) in 1998. The 10 tracks describe how the magical city of Istanbul has touched and inspired him..
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Chalf Hassan: Belly Dance From Morocco, Artam el-Arab CD
Belly Dance From Morocco Artam el Arab CD music Recorded at Ziryab Studios, Casablanca, Morocco. Belly Dance From Morocco Artam el Arab music CDs

Personnel: Chalf Hassan (vocals, lute, tabla, bendire, tambourine); Said Dad (guitar, viola, bendire); Said Khazar (oud, violin); Mostapha (saxophone); Samir Waijh (keyboards, bass); Majid Dad (drums).


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Chalf Hassan: Belly Dance Instrumentals
Belly Dance Instrumentals is a sensual collaboration between Chalf Hassan and Emad Sayyeh, two of the top contemporary practitioners of traditional belly-dancing music. Belly Dance Instrumentals CD music ~ Steve Huey.
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Chalf Hassan: Songs & Dances From Morocco CD
Songs Dances From Morocco CD music After seeing the great number of belly dance albums the ARC label releases, it is a great pleasure to see a disc of authentic Arabic music. Songs Dances From Morocco music CDs This CD features no synthesizers, no cheesy string arrangements, and no scantily clad woman on the cover. Instead it's the real thing: a lead singer who plays the aud (lute) backed by a chorus of singers and drummers. One might think that a solo aud accompanied only by drummers might provide a thin texture, but Hassan plays quickly and tunefully, supplying a steady sound stream. The drums include a tambourine and a bendeer, which is sort of a giant snare drum played with the hands. Sitting in as guest percussionist is none other than Hossam Ramzy. All the numbers are traditionals. It is difficult to pick out an exceptionally good track, because they are all good. 'Alabas Alabas (How Do You Do)' has a lurching, lilting rhythm; it uses an echo effect on the lead vocalist, but this departure from the traditional enhances rather than diminishes the music. The combination of solo vocalist and chorus (with ululations!) was powerful on several tracks. On 'Tzawaj Magalhalia' it is made more powerful by the driving percussion. This disc can be heartily recommended to anyone interested in Arab music, whether casually or as a collector. ~ Kurt Keefner

Recording information: ARC Music Studio, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England; ARC Music Studios, Sussex, Red Fort Studios Southall, M; Red Fort Studios, Southall, MDX; Redfort Studios, Southall, Middlesex, England; Sussex.

Personnel: Chalf Hassan (vocals, violin, percussion); Mohammad Aziz, Chalf Mohammed (percussion, background vocals); Hossam Ramzy (percussion).

Audio Mixer: Dave Knowles.


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Chalf Hassan: Songs & Dances From Morocco CD
Songs Dances From Morocco album After seeing the great number of belly dance albums the ARC label releases, it is a great pleasure to see a disc of authentic Arabic music. Songs Dances From Morocco CD music This CD features no synthesizers, no cheesy string arrangements, and no scantily clad woman on the cover. Instead it's the real thing: a lead singer who plays the aud (lute) backed by a chorus of singers and drummers. One might think that a solo aud accompanied only by drummers might provide a thin texture, but Hassan plays quickly and tunefully, supplying a steady sound stream. The drums include a tambourine and a bendeer, which is sort of a giant snare drum played with the hands. Sitting in as guest percussionist is none other than Hossam Ramzy. All the numbers are traditionals. It is difficult to pick out an exceptionally good track, because they are all good. 'Alabas Alabas (How Do You Do)' has a lurching, lilting rhythm; it uses an echo effect on the lead vocalist, but this departure from the traditional enhances rather than diminishes the music. The combination of solo vocalist and chorus (with ululations!) was powerful on several tracks. On 'Tzawaj Magalhalia' it is made more powerful by the driving percussion. This disc can be heartily recommended to anyone interested in Arab music, whether casually or as a collector. ~ Kurt Keefner
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Cinucen Tanrikorur: Turquie/Fasil

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Erkose Ensemble: Tzigane: The Gypsy Music Of Turkey
Tzigane The Gypsy Music Of Turkey CD music Remarkably full and emotionally compelling, these pieces arise from modest folk instrumentation with an orchestral sweep. Tzigane The Gypsy Music Of Turkey music CDs Most selections consist of medley beginning with impressive improvisations called taksim on kanun (zither), clarinet, 'ud (lute), or kaman (zither). Songs resemble an inspired cross between Jewish klezmer stylings and Egyptian music. ~ Bob Tarte

Digitally remastered using HDCD technology.

Re-Issue;Instrumental Music From Turkey's Gypsy Tradition

Recorded in May 1991. Includes liner notes by Kudsi Erguner.

The Erkose Ensemble includes: Ali Erkose (kaman); Selhaddin Erkose (ud); Serdar Ucal (kanun); Barbaros Erkose (clarinet); Gungor Hosses (darbuka).

Option (Nov. -Dec. /92, p. 114) - '...this music appeals to the dervish in all of us (i. e. you will dance). But what is equally fun here is how clear the path is from this music to Django Reinhardt...'
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Esin Engin: Best Of Russia

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Esin Engin: Son Tango

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Esin Engin: Tangolar

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Fahir Atakoglu: Fahir's Music
Fahir's Music CD music Live;Turkish Composer.
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Folk Music Ensemble: Traditional Music from Turkey
Traditional Music from Turkey CD music Audio Mixer: Guy Tourville. Traditional Music from Turkey music CDs

Recording information: Festival Mondial Des Cultures, Drummond, Canada (07/1999).

Editor: Guy Tourville.

Photographer: Diz Heller..
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Gayan Uttejak Society / Laszlo Hortobagyi: Ritual Music Of Fomal-Hoot Al-Ganoubi CD
Ritual Music Of Fomal Hoot Al Ganoubi CD music Recorded at Gayan Uttejak Studios, Budapest, Hungary in 1992. Ritual Music Of Fomal Hoot Al Ganoubi music CDs

Full performer name: Laszlo Hortobagyi/Gayan Uttejak Society.

Personnel includes: Laszlo Hortobagyi (sitar, Chapman stick, tabla); Afoliquaye Kwame Onwomtofo, Yarboi Onyina Kwadwomi, Shirmati Belkis Baidawi Shiren, Husref Al-Qazwimi Mahmud (vocals); Muhammad Ibn Al-Kalbi Sibanaih, Wasil Ubaid Al Kalbi Sibanaih (saz); Ibn Hallikan Barda (flute); Yahya Ibn Al-Hakam, Ibn Al-Darrag Al-Qastalli (horns); Auhad Ibn-Funduq Suzani (keyboards)..
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Gokhan Kirdar: Tutunamadim

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Goksel Kartal: Art of Taksim
The kanun is an instrument whose origin is still unknown. Art of Taksim CD music It is found originally in such countries as Turkey, Persia, and Armenia, and more recently in Egypt, Greece, and Yugoslavia. The instrument went through major changes at the end of last century (mandals were added -- they are levers used to make pitch changes on the string) and in the 1960s, Kanuni Ahmet Yatman, a virtuoso of the instrument, developed a playing style that established a new technical standard of playing. The art of the taksim as presented on this CD is the art of Middle Eastern improvisation. G?ksil Tarkal is a master player of the kanun and the art of taksim, and improvised using the makam, which are modes used in improvisation with predefined rules. On this CD the pieces range from very different styles, from classical Ottoman forms to modern pieces and folk music. ~ Bruno Desch?nes

Recording information: PPI Recording, New York, NY.

Editor: Harold G. Hagopian.

Unknown Contributor Role: Seido Salifoski.

Personnel: G?ksel Kartal (kanun).

Liner Note Author: Harold G. Hagopian.

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Gunay Turkmenler / Huseyin Turkmenler: Folk Music From Turkey CD
Folk Music From Turkey CD music Recorded at ARC Music Studio, East Grinstead, United Kingdom in February 1998. Folk Music From Turkey music CDs Includes liner notes by Huseyin Turkmenler & Diz Heller.

Full performer name: Huseyin Turkmenler/Gunay Turkmenler.

Personnel: Gunay Turkmenler (vocals); Huseyin Turkmenler (saz, kabak kemane); Muammer Saglan (darbouka, percussion); Suleyman Karalargil (nay, zurna).

Personnel: H?seyin & G?nay T?rkmenler (saz); G?nay T?rkmenler (vocals); H?seyin T?rkmenler (saz).

Audio Mixer: Pablo C?rcamo.

Liner Note Authors: Diz Heller; H?seyin & G?nay T?rkmenler; H?seyin T?rkmenler.

Recording information: Arc Music Studios, East Grinstead, England (02/1998)..
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H.Tuermenler: Songs And Dances From Turkey CD
Songs And Dances From Turkey CD music Recording information: Blue Moon Studios, London, England. Songs And Dances From Turkey music CDs

Photographer: Marcel Isy-Schwart.

Personnel: G?nay T?rkmenler (vocals); H?seyin T?rkmenler (saz).

Audio Mixer: George Altheus.


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Haffouz Burhan: Olumsuz Eserler

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Hakan: Music Of Kurdistan
Music Of Kurdistan CD music Sazi Player-Stringed Instrumnt Related To The Tambur

Personnel includes: Hakan (sazi). Music Of Kurdistan music CDs

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Hasan Cihat Orter: Inspiration-Turkey: Folk Musicvarious

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Hrant Kenkulian: Udi Hrant
Though he was not recorded commercially after the 1920s, Kerkulian was one of the legends of the ud, both as virtuoso and innovator (the notes compare him to Segovia and Horowitz). In 1950 he visited the U.S. and this private recording was made then (by an udist-audiophile who did a fine job technically). ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music

Recorded in New York in the 1950s.

Audio Remasterer: Joe Lopes.

Editor: Harold G. Hagopian.

Personnel: Udi Hrant (vocals, oud).

Sing Out! (11-12/94-1/95) - '...A fascinating look at a historical figure, this recording is essential for anyone interested in Turkish music.'
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Huseyin & Gunay Turkmenler: Turkish Bellydance: Desert Night Dance
Turkish Bellydance Desert Night Dance CD music Perhaps it does not much matter, but belly dancing is ultimately of Turkish (Ottoman) origin. Turkish Bellydance Desert Night Dance music CDs Maybe that's what gives this disc a higher degree of authenticity than most belly dance albums. Alternatively, the cause may be that Huseyin Turkmenler uses the synthesizer more sparingly than, say, Hossam Ramzy. Turkmenler instead relies on the saz (a long-neck lute that he plays himself), a violin, a kanun (Middle Eastern zither), and drums. This ensemble allows Turkmenler to create texture while having three possible lead instruments at his disposal. The synthesizer largely seems to imitate the clarinet and the saxophone. Most of the tracks are fast, some very fast. One really good midtempo number is 'Nihavent Oyun Havasi,' which makes very stately use of the kanun. The saz, which has a lower, more buzzing sound than the Arabic lute, is used to advantage on several songs, especially 'Seker Oglan,' which starts with a long solo and continues with saz and percussion throughout. A lot of belly dance albums are cheesy and descend into self-parody. This one is worth listening to on its own terms. And, yes, you could dance to it. ~ Kurt Keefner

Recorded at ARC Studios, East Grinstead, United Kingdom in July 1998. Includes liner notes by Huseyin Turkmenler & Diz Heller.

Ensemble Huseyin Turkmenler: Huseyin Turkmenler (saz, finger cymbals); Ercument Ibrahim (violin); Naci Gocen (kanun); Umit Yilmaz (keyboards); Kaan Yilmaz (darbouka, bendir). Dirty Linen (6-7/00, p. 79) - '...Fiery and mesmerizing from start to finish. '
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Huseyin Turkmenler: Turkish Belly Dance - Secred Of My Heart
Turkish Belly Dance Secred Of My Heart CD music Secret Of Ny Heart.
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Ihsan Ozgen: Masterworks of Itri & Meragi
Masterworks of Itri Meragi CD music Anatolia (Ozgen's Ensemble) reflects the changing work and musical outlook of Ihsan i-zgen. Masterworks of Itri Meragi music CDs

The varieties of musical genres which combine under the aegis of the ensemble, incorporating influences both eastern and western, have worked a powerful influence on its members.

Different musical genres, which came into existence and grew in Anatolia, are the basis of Anatolia Ensemble.

It was influenced by the fact that people who have migrated from Central Asia have combined their own pentatonic music with that from Iran, various Arabic countries, the Byzantine tradition, the Balkans, the Aegean and the Mediterranean, which has resulted in new genres.

How does Anatolia make use of this rich material? By introducing a new expression; by championing a modern polyphonic approach; and within its unique performance style, where a dynamic profundity and improvisational bravado are taken up as two important aims of the group.

New sounds are being formed as well as the working of rhythmic and melodic changes in the rearranging process of anonymous works or of works composed earlier..
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Ihsan Ozgen: Remembrances of Ottoman Composers
Remembrances of Ottoman Composers CD music Ihsan Ozgen is sometimes regarded as the new Cemil Bey: the turn-of-the-century performer and composer noted for his brilliance on a variety of instruments. Remembrances of Ottoman Composers music CDs

Ozgen is a self-taught musician and performs on kemence, lavta, violoncello and tanbur.

He has studied and mastered the works of Tanburi Cemil Bey.

He has studied the techniques of playing the violoncello and violin and has applied new techniques to the playing of the kemence; such as new left hand positions and bow techniques.

Ozgen 's fame is usually associated with his kemence playing and melodic taksims (improvisations).

Ozgen's kemence playing brings out soft, full and rich sounds from this instrument.

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K.B. Devlet KTM Korosu: Klasik Turk Muzigi 09

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Kani Karaca: Ottoman Classic Music

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Kani Karadja: Turkey: Koranic Chant

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Karisik Folklor Ekipleri: Marvelous Folklore From Turkey

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Kemani Cemal: Sulukule Turkish Belly Dance
Sulukule Turkish Belly Dance CD music An album of what is commonly known basically as 'belly dance' music in the West, this is a collection of songs of the Rom peoples of Istanbul; more specifically in the Sulukule district where they have been historically collected together. Sulukule Turkish Belly Dance music CDs The recording features the flying violin work of Kemani Cemal, at the ripe old age of 70 at the time of the recording. Beyond his work, the vocals of the trio of singers work well, imparting a sense of the minor scales into the music where needed, and powering through with a show of force in more upbeat bits as well. The qanun playing of Sencal is also outstanding, with his speed on the hammered instrument nearing glissandos throughout the album. The real treat for listeners here though isn't each of the virtuoso players singly, but the combination of all players and singers to create a stunning ensemble. For basic Rom music, there are a million albums available; but for this subgenre, there are rather less to choose from. As such, it's a relatively valuable album for the ethnomusicological aspects of the music, and a generally enjoyable album moreover. Pick it up as a curious newcomer or a knowledgeable fan alike. ~ Adam Greenberg

Violinist From Turkey;Recorded In Istanbul

Recording information: Istanbul, Turkey.

Editor: Cynthia Rogers.

Personnel: Yasar (vocals); Ismail Sencal (kanun, qanoun); Keman? Cemal ?inarli (violin); Bigali Ahmet (clarinet).

Liner Note Author: Sonia Seeman.


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Klezmorim Sher: Terkish
Terkish CD music The vibrant sounds of Klezmer as captured live in the hills, here's 13 tracks of joyous Hebrew celebration, including 'Russian Sherele' and a Klezmer rendition of 'String of Pearls.' Terkish music CDs

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Kudsi Erguner: Chemins

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Kudsi Erguner: Fasl: Music Of The Ottoman Empire

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Kudsi Erguner: L'Orient De L'Occident-Flamenco & Ottoman Soufi Music
L'Orient De L'Occident Flamenco Ottoman Soufi Music CD music A curious album concept from Kudsi Erguner, arguably the best-known ney player today. L'Orient De L'Occident Flamenco Ottoman Soufi Music music CDs At the core of the album is the combination of flamenco and Turkish music as the Occidental and Oriental of the Mediterranean. At the same time, flamenco was informed by the earlier combination of Occident and Orient under the Umayyad caliphate and Turkish music was informed by both Sufist principals and Byzantine Greek principals. Two differing combinations of the East and West are then combined in another iteration, with qanun, oud, and ney joining the usual guitar over and under both basic flamenco song and cante jondo. The result tends to waver between being more strongly one form, then the other, rather than solidly acting as a fused whole. Nonetheless, the musical proficiency here is striking, and the flamenco singers are noteworthy. There are a number of arguably better albums of both flamenco singing (i. e. Cante Flamenco) and Turkish music available, but this is a valiant attempt at fusion worth hearing for those already in the know for the component genres. ~ Adam Greenberg

Photographer: Ibo Ogretmen.

Translator: Juan Ramon Jimenez.

Personnel: Kudsi Erguner (flute); Yusuf Bilgin (vocals); Pedro Soler (guitar); Bruno Caillat (bendir, tabla, zarb, percussion).

Audio Mixer: Andr? Voltz.


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Kudsi Erguner: Musiques Classique Ottomane
Musiques Classique Ottomane CD music Recording information: Mas De Pujol, Saint-Pargoire (03/21/1992-03/??/1992). Musiques Classique Ottomane music CDs

Personnel: Kudsi Erguner (flute).


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Kudsi Erguner: Soufle Music
Soufle Music CD music Liner Note Author: Herv? Teboul. Soufle Music music CDs

Recording information: Studio D. H. S (09/1995).

Photographer: Philippe Cibille.

Translator: Katherine Krieger.

Personnel: Kudsi Erguner (flute, ney).

Audio Mixer: Clement Ziegler.


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Kudsi Erguner: Sufi Music Of Turkey
Sufi Music Of Turkey CD music This is a powerful recording of Middle Eastern music. Sufi Music Of Turkey music CDs Kudsi plays nay with Mahmoud Tabrizi Zadeh adding the scintillating sounds of the santur (a type of hammer dulcimer) and the sensual melodies of the kemantche (a bowed string instrument). Bruno Caillat also plays zarb and tabla. ~ Linda Kohanov

Recorded in Germany in July, 1990.

Personnel: Kudsi Erguner (ney, frame drum); Suleyman Erguner (ney).

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Kudsi Erguner: Turkey
Turkey CD music Personnel includes: Kudsi Erguner (ney). Turkey music CDs .
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Kudsi Erguner: Vocal Masterpieces of Kemani Tatyos Efendi
Vocal Masterpieces of Kemani Tatyos Efendi CD music Ensemble/Melehat Gulses. Vocal Masterpieces of Kemani Tatyos Efendi music CDs

Personnel includes: Melehat Gulses (vocals).

Personnel: Kudsi Erguner (flute, ney); Melihat G?lses (vocals); Husnu Anil (kanun); Suleyman Erguner (ney); Dogan Hosses (deff).

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Kudsi Erguner: Works of Kemani Tatyos Efendi
Works of Kemani Tatyos Efendi CD music Kudsi Erguner Ensemble: Kudsi Erguner, Suleyman Erguner (ney); Mehmet Bitmez (ud); Husnu Anil (kanun); Sukru Kabaci (klarnet); Baki Kemanci (keman); Necip Gulses (tanbur); Dogan Hosses (def). Works of Kemani Tatyos Efendi music CDs

Personnel: Kudsi Erguner (ney); Husnu Anil (kanun); Suleyman Erguner (ney).

Liner Note Author: Harold G. Hagopian.

Recording information: Istanbul, Turkey.

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Kurdistan: Songs And Music
Songs And Music CD music Temo is a Kurdish singer and composer exiled in France since 1975. Songs And Music music CDs From France, he has worked hard to let the world know of his natal Kurdistan of which he keep singing about. He uses the traditional Kurdish long-necked lute, the temb?r, accompanied by a small tambourine, the arbana. His songs are written in the traditional Kurdish style, with the least influence possible from Western music. He speaks his mind about what his country and its people are going through right from the heart! ~ Bruno Desch?nes
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Kusdi Erguner: Turkey: The Turkish Ney
Turkey The Turkish Ney CD music The Sufi brotherhoods -- in Turkey especially -- acted to preserve classical forms during the period of Westernization (lines between Sufi and classicla music are as blurred as with their European equivalents). Turkey The Turkish Ney music CDs This release is devoted to maqamaat for ney (accompanied by percussion) ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries. There are good notes in all cases. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music
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Laco Tayfa: Laco Tayfa
Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey in 1999. Laco Tayfa CD music Includes liner notes by Sonia Seeman.

Experimental Roma-Turkish En- Semble

Personnel: H?sn? Senlendirici (clarinet, trumpet, davul).

Liner Note Author: Sonia Seeman.

Recording information: Fuat Domanic Studio, Istanbul, Turkey (1999).

Laco Tayfa includes: Husnu Senlendirici (clarinet, trumpet).

Producers: Husnu Senlendirici, Harold Hagopian.


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Lalezar Ensemble: Lalezar: Music of the Sultans, Sufis & Seraglio, Vol. 1 - Sultan Composers
Lalezar Music of the Sultans Sufis Seraglio Vol 1 Sultan Composers music CDs Includes a 40-page booklet with extensive historical notes and pictures. Lalezar Music of the Sultans Sufis Seraglio Vol 1 Sultan Composers songs

Lalezar Music Of The Sultans, Sufis,Seraglio

Personnel: Ahmet Erdogdular, Mustafa Dogan Dikmen (vocals).

Audio Mixer: Vincent Caro.

Liner Note Author: Walter Feldman.

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Lalezar Ensemble: Lalezar: Music of the Sultans, Sufis & Seraglio, Vol. 2 - Music of the Dancing Boys
Lalezar Music of the Sultans Sufis Seraglio Vol 2 Music of the Dancing Boys music CDs Includes a 40 page booklet with extensive historical notes and pictures. Lalezar Music of the Sultans Sufis Seraglio Vol 2 Music of the Dancing Boys songs

Recorded in Washington, District of Columbia. Includes liner notes by Walter Feldman.

In the cosmopolitan Ottoman Empire, Muslim and infidel travelers of various classes came together to enjoy the music of the noted dancing boys. Clad in women's clothes, these alluring dancers sang secular love songs in the tones usually reserved for Islamic liturgical music. The music of these transvestite boy dancers is complex and heady, but gentle and assuaging, like a powerful narcotic. Just like opera, it employs a female vocalist to cover for the non-existent male castrati, so a woman is here to stand in for the boys. Selma Sagbas does an excellent job bringing to life these songs taken from the 19th century, the close of the dancing boys' four-century career. Responsible for the softly rapid run of notes is the Turkish board zither known as a kanun. ~ Tom Schulte

Lalezar Music Of The Sultans, Sufis,Seraglio

Personnel includes: Selma Sagbas, Ahmet Erdogdular (vocals).

Personnel: Ahmet Erdogdular, Mustafa Dogan Dikmen (vocals).

Audio Mixer: Vincent Caro.

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Lalezar Ensemble: Lalezar: Music of the Sultans, Sufis & Seraglio, Vol. 3 - Minority Composers
Lalezar Music of the Sultans Sufis Seraglio Vol 3 Minority Composers music CDs Includes a 40-page booklet with extensive historical notes and pictures. Lalezar Music of the Sultans Sufis Seraglio Vol 3 Minority Composers songs

Recorded at Mid-South Audio, Washington, D. C. Includes liner notes at Walter Feldman.

Personnel: Selma Sagbas, Mustafa Dogan Dikmen, Ahmet Erdogdular (vocals); Reha Sagbas (kanun); Hasan Esen (kemenece); Murat Salim Tokac (ney, tanbur); Fahreddin Yarkin (daire, kudum).

Personnel: Ahmet Erdogdular, Mustafa Dogan Dikmen (vocals).

Audio Mixer: Vincent Caro.

Liner Note Author: Walter Feldman.

Recording information: Mis-South Audio, Washington DC.

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Lalezar Ensemble: Lalezar: Music of the Sultans, Sufis & Seraglio, Vol. 4 - Ottoman Suite
Lalezar Music of the Sultans Sufis Seraglio Vol 4 Ottoman Suite music CDs With roots dating back to the 16th century, Ottoman music is one of the world's oldest and most sacred art forms, and this ongoing series of recordings is a testament to its rich cultural legacy. Lalezar Music of the Sultans Sufis Seraglio Vol 4 Ottoman Suite songs All of the classical songs here were composed in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the Istanbul-based Lalezar -- who are spearheading the current Ottoman music revival -- deliver faithful renditions of an elaborate suite characteristic of Ottoman court performances of the period, with lyrical instrumental improvisations on a central modal theme. The package includes a 40-page booklet with extensive liner notes detailing the history of Ottoman music but, while almost overwhelmingly informative, the 13-track CD is unlikely to appeal to casual fans of the Middle Eastern sound. An intriguing recording for historians and ethnomusicologists, but others may find these ancient songs to be a bit too inaccessible for casual listening. ~ Bret Love

Recorded at Mid-South Audio, Washington, D. C. Includes liner notes by Walter Feldman.

Personnel: Ahmet Erdogdular, Mustafa Dogan Dikmen (vocals).

Audio Mixer: Vincent Caro.

Liner Note Author: Walter Feldman.

Recording information: Mid-South Audio, Washington DC.

Lalezar Ensemble includes: Reha Sagbas, Hasan Esen, Murat Salim Tokac, Fahreddin Yarkin.

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Latif Bolat: Ask Olsun: Let There Be Love
Ask Olsun Let There Be Love CD music Latif's walnut-hued voice rolls effortlessly through Turkish devotional songs, folk songs & classical songs, played on baglama, piano, bendir, flute, guitar, bass, violin, ney & percussion

Personnel: Latif Bolat (vocals, baglama); Kenan Yildiz (vocals, baglama); Tom Chandler (guitar, oud); Amy Cyr (alto flute, ney); Don Young (fretless bass). Ask Olsun Let There Be Love music CDs

Recording information: Basamak Studio, Adana Turkey; Expressions New Media Studios, Music Department CA; Nocturnal Sun Productions, Berkeley CA.

Dirty Linen (6-7/00, p. 75) - '...Songs, in the best fashion of Rumi and other masters, could be love songs, or perhaps love songs to God.... It is lively, passionate music worth hearing. '
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Latif Bolat: Infinite Beginning: Devotional Songs of Turkey
Infinite Beginning Devotional Songs of Turkey CD music Turkish singer/composer based in the USA plays a vast repertoire that includes Turkish songs in classical, folk & Sufi styles, accompanying himself on baglama, a long-necked flute & various other instruments from his native land

Recording information: Desitrek Studios, OR (11/06/1996-11/08/1996). Infinite Beginning Devotional Songs of Turkey music CDs

Editor: Emam.

Photographer: Emam.

Personnel: Latif Bolat (vocals, baglama, piano); Gary Haggerty (oud, violin, pennywhistle); Emam (tabla).

Audio Mixer: Michael Demmers.


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Longa Ve Sirtolar: Turkish Dances CD
Turkish Dances CD music Arranger: H?sn? Ozkartal. Turkish Dances music CDs

Recording information: Turkey.


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Martilar: Memories from Turkey
MEMORIES FROM TURKEY is a 1996 compilation from Turkish pop group Martilar featuring 12 tracks. Memories from Turkey CD music

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Mehmet Sakir: Violin of the Yayla

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Mercan Dede: Journeys of a Dervish
A dervish is a Sufi ecstatic who whirls in circles in order to harmonize himself with the revolutions of the universe. Journeys of a Dervish music CDs

...Dervish is a word for 'threshold,'...

This album, Dede's second on Golden Horn, takes us through our own inner gateways, traveling to many reaches of the world without and within: an Australian didjeridu echoes, a Buddhist chants, crickets chirp, birds sing, drums and rattles rat and tat -- even the sounds of splashing water gush through -- reinforcing the dynamic tension of a soul reaching with persistent energy for the Beloved.

'Fire Drums' magnificently conveys the journey to and from trance.

Dede's ney (reed flute) is prominent on more than half the tracks.

...Faroukh Shams' astonishing vocals, which are featured in the first and last selections, warble, ascend, and descend with amazing control and versatility, conveying possibilities of meaning that extend well beyond mere words. A masterpiece.

-Antoinette Botsford, NAPRA Review, Vol 10 No 5

The success of 'Sufi Dreams' was somewhat surprising in light of how unusually deceptive that music is. ...On the follow-up, titled 'Journeys of a Dervish,' it seems like a further step is taken even deeper into the Sufi worlds.

Compelling, intense rhythms and drum sounds take over on a couple tracks, clearing the mind and challenging the listener.

Traditional Persian songs offer evocative, sensual counterpoint, and the guest vocalists on three or four tracks really deliver, matching the power of the music with emotion and a yearning that cuts right through any cultural reference points.

Mercan Dede plays ney (reed flute), bendir (frame drum), udu drum, cymbals, water drum and synthesizers, adds chanting in parts, and provides the arrangements and the majority of the music.

Other key players and vocalists join in the spirit of this powerful CD, with its combination of healing prayers, fire journeys, remembrances, and ceremonial devotion.

-Lloyd Barde, Backroads Music
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Mercan Dede: Sufi Dreams
Sufi Dreams music CDs This mystical, musical meditation is recommended to anyone wanting to be reunited and lovingly consumed by the flame of their inner source. Sufi Dreams songs (PJ Birosik, New Age Retailer)

Album Details Modern Western Electronic Music with Sacred Sufi Music. The Layers of Ambient Electronic Sound Merge Delightfully with Live Recorded Performances of Eastern Percussion Instruments..
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Mesut Cemil: Early Recordings Vol. 1
Early Recordings Vol 1 CD music Traditional Turkish Music

Directors: Erc?ment G. Early Recordings Vol 1 music CDs Aksoy; Mesut Cemil.

Personnel: Mesut Cemil (cello); Kani Karaca (vocals); Vecihe Daryal (kanun); Cevdet Cagla (violin); Niyaz? Sayin (ney).

Liner Note Author: Erc?ment G. Aksoy.


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Mevlana: Acemasiran Mevlevi Ayini

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Mevlana: Hicaz Mevlevi Ayini

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Mevlevi Ensemble: Mevlevi Ceremonial Music

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Muazzez Abaci: Askolsun

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Muazzez Abaci: Cok Geceler Bekledim

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Muazzez Erson: Nostalji 1-2-3

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Munir Nurettin Beken: Art Of The Turkish Ud CD
Art Of The Turkish Ud CD music An album of both traditional and newer works for the Turkish ud, the more or less prototypical lute. Art Of The Turkish Ud music CDs Beken is a master of the instrument, and displays his virtuosity as such here. The liner notes are quite extensive and include a good deal of the history of the instrument, as well as many of the composers whose works are related therein. The album deals with two major divisions of Turkish ud music -- the first being the great composers of past centuries (as far back as the 14th century), and the second dealing with the composers of note of the 20th century (Beken being among them). The works are all performed to perfection, and would be a treat for many fans of any form of ethnomusicological concerns. One minor note: The track listings included here are somewhat deceptive, as some are simply the names of forms of music -- the makams (modes) in which the compositions take place are certainly described in the liner notes, however. ~ Adam Greenberg

Solo performer: Munir Nurettin Beken (ud)..
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Musa Eroglu: Turkey: Instrumental Music From Anatolia
Turkey Instrumental Music From Anatolia CD music A workout of instrumental music for the baglama (a long necked lute, one of the forms of the saz, the major Turkish instrument). Turkey Instrumental Music From Anatolia music CDs The music can become rather cumbersome at points in its occasional repetitiveness, but nonetheless it is undoubtedly well performed. These are two masters of the instrument providing a worthwhile collection of songs. The highlights are more or less spread throughout the album, with a special virtuosity displayed in Musa Eroglu's work on the cura (a shorter version of the baglama/saz), in tracks 5 through 7. For Turkish music in general, other albums are probably more noteworthy (see Munir Beken's Art of the Turkish Ud); this album may not be too bad for a look specifically into the saz/baglama however. ~ Adam Greenberg
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Mustafa Kandirali: Caz Roman CD
Caz Roman CD music 'Turkish jazz' is a particularly successful and particularly little-known fusion: successful because so much Turkish music uses wind instruments whose role can easily be switched to jazz horns. Caz Roman music CDs The phenomenal clarinetist Kandirali seamlessly blends Turkish traditional reed playing with jazz in a style less overtly fusionist than most Turkish jazz, which by me works better. This super CD, which mixes studio cuts with a concert performance, pairs him with an equally powerful saz player and percussion in a set that is frankly gorgeous. (62:36) ~ John Storm Roberts

Recorded live at the WDR Funkhaus, Cologne & the Rheinisches Musikfest, Dusseldorf, Germany in June, 1984. Includes liner notes by Birger Gesthuisen.

Personnel: Mustafa Kandirali (clarinet); Metin Bukey (oud); Ahmet Meter (kanoun); Cetin Cerce (bongos); Ahmet Kulik (darbuka).


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Mustafa Sandal: Golgede Ayni

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Muzeyyen Senar: Olursem Yaziktir

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Necdet Yasar Ensemble: Music Of Turkey
Music Of Turkey CD music The Necdet Yasar Ensemble perform Turkish classical and Sufi music. Music Of Turkey music CDs

Supported by a seven-piece backing ensemble, Necdet Yasar reestablishes his mastery of the tanbur to deliver an impressive set of traditional Turkish classical and Sufu favorites performed with both authenticity and spontaneity. ~ Jason Ankeny

Recorded live at the University of Maryland in 1989. Includes liner notes by Walter Feldman.

Personnel: Necdet Yasar (tanbur), Nurretin Celik (voice, daire), Ahmet Meter (kanun), Hasan Esen (kemence), Munir Nurettin Beken (ud), Feridun Ozgoren, Walter Feldman (bendir).


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Nedim Nalbantoglu: Muzik Kime Aittir
Muzik Kime Aittir CD music Recording information: Studio X. Muzik Kime Aittir music CDs D. N (1996).

Personnel: Nedim Nalbantoglu (violin); Per Andressen (bass guitar).


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Nedim Nalbantoglu / Roberto De Brasov: L'odeur Du Vent
L'odeur Du Vent CD music /Roberto De Brasov. L'odeur Du Vent music CDs

Personnel: Nedim Nalbantoglu (violin); Roberto De Brasov (accordion).

Audio Mixer: Andr? Voltz.

Recording information: Aeronef Studio; Studio A?ronef.

Photographer: R?mi Clark.

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Nezih Uzel: Music Of The Whirling Dervishes
Music Of The Whirling Dervishes CD music Mevlevi is an ancient Turkish musical tradition, dating back almost 800 years, in which repetitive rhythms and vocals are fundamental, with melody (often played on an Arabic flute called the ney) assisting them both. Music Of The Whirling Dervishes music CDs These three elements work together to create a trance-like effect, which sends the consciousness of the whirling dancers into a deep meditative state. Mevlana is a great collection of Mevlevi music, with Nizeh Uzel's graceful baritone and Suleyman Erguner's gentle ney melodies leading the Istanbul Sema Group Mevlevi Music Board Orchestra through 16 hypnotic tracks. Though not as immediately ingratiating as other Middle Eastern music forms, upon deep listening the music takes the listener to strangely heightened sensations of ecstasy -- more like a dizzying merry-go-round than a thrill-a-minute roller coaster. ~ Bret Love

The sacred music of the Sufi Mevlevi order in a generous selection of its master works. The music of the mystical Whirling Dervishes, sung by the renouwned Nezih Uzel.

Includes liner notes by Nezih Uzel.

Personnel: Nezih Uzel, Istanbul Sema Mevlevi Music Board.


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Omar Faruk Tekbilek: 3 CD
3 music CDs Whirling celebrates the melodies and rhythms of the Middle East. 3 songs Famed instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek plays an impressive array of instruments, including the two he is most famous for: the ney flute and the lute-like baglama. He is joined by Brian Keane, who contributes splendid background on guitar and synthesizer, and Ara Dinkjian and Arto Tuncboyaciyan on a variety of Middle Eastern instruments. Hassan Isikkut provides vocals. Faruk, a well-known musician and composer in Turkey, is also an accomplished jazz musician, and this aspect of his musical abilities adds a subtle flavor to the pieces. ~ MusD

Recording information: Little Feet Studio, Monroe, CT (11/1993-05/1994).

Photographer: Kvon.

Unknown Contributor Role: Hassan Isikkut.

Arrangers: Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Brian Keane.

Personnel: Omar Faruk Tekbilek (vocals, baglama, accordion, ney, zurna, tambourine); Arto Tuncboyaciyan (vocals, cymbals, percussion); Brian Keane (guitar, synthesizer, wind chime); Hassan Isikkut (kanun); Ara Dinkjian (oud).

Audio Mixers: Ron Bach; Brian Keane.


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Omar Faruk Tekbilek: Crescent Moon CD
Crescent Moon is a set of diversely fluid desert ambience with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. Crescent Moon CD music Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek created this massive soundscape with assistance from Brian Keane. Steve Roach also appears as a guest musician. This is a quirky crossover. Tekbilek mixes ambient atmospheres with touches of belly dance music. The result is a somewhat frenetic cloud of desert sand. The styles contrast and compliment each other. The soundscape is hot, arid, and tempestuous. It is an exotic sound design. This CD will appeal to fans of Jamshied Sharifi, Natacha Atlas, Sheila Chandra, and TUU. It is essential world music. ~ Jim Brenholts

Recording information: Little Big Feet Studios; Reel Hits Studio; Studio Yuva.

Unknown Contributor Roles: Steve Tavelaris; Arto Tuncboyaciyan; Steve Roach; Yuri Yunakov; Ara Dinkjian.

Personnel: Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Ara Dinkjian, Hasan Isikutt, Brian Keane, Steve Roach, Yuri Yunakov, Steve Tavelaris, Nick Mouganis.

Engineers include: Brian Keane, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Jeff Frez-Albrecht.

Dirty Linen (4-5/99, p. 90) - '...always-interesting, intriguing, and well-crafted blend of the contemporary and the traditional Middle Eastern style.... CRESCENT MOON offers 66 minutes of exciting, fresh, creative music. '
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Omar Faruk Tekbilek: Mystical Garden CD
Mystical Garden CD music Recording information: Little Big Feet Studios, Monroe, CT (01/1996-02/1996); Studio Unicorn, Redding, CT (01/1996-02/1996). Mystical Garden music CDs

Unknown Contributor Roles: Ira Spiegel; Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Arto Tuncboyaciyan; Ara Dinkjian.

Arrangers: Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Brian Keane ; Ara Dinkjian.

Personnel: Omar Faruk Tekbilek (vocals, baglama, oud, kaval, ney, zurna, synthesizer, bendir, cymbals, finger cymbals, davul, tambourine); Arto Tuncboyaciyan (vocals, shakuhachi, drums, davul, guiro, shaker, triangle, percussion, bells); Brian Keane (guitar, synthesizer, drums, cymbals, percussion); Hassan Isikkut (kanun, violin); Ara Dinkjian (oud); Dan Pickering (flugelhorn).

Audio Mixer: Brian Keane.


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Omar Faruk Tekbilek: One Truth CD
Omar Faruk Tekbilek's One Truth continues his exploration of the mystical sounds of Sufism, blending Middle Eastern instruments like the ney flute and modern electronic textures into intense, intricate works. One Truth music CDs The album's songs of devotion showcase Tekbilek's technical skill as well as his intuitive understanding of this passionate and spiritual music. ~ Heather Phares

Audio Mixers: Mon Agranet; Peter R. Kelsey.

Recording information: Crafty Productions.

Photographers: Kvon; Kocatepe Mosque.

Unknown Contributor Role: Omar Faruk Tekbilek.

Arranger: Yuval Ron.

Personnel includes: Omar Faruk Tekbilek (vocals, oud, keyboards, ney, zurna, baglama, bendir, bongo, darbuka, def, djembe, juka, kaval, rama cymbal, slit drum, snare, tambourine, zils); Randy Crafton (vocals, shaker); Yuval Ron (guitar, piano, keyboards); Chris Cunningham (12-string guitar, sintir bass); Mike Fonte (electric guitar); Adam Del Monte (guitar); Hasan Isikkut (violin, kanun).

Personnel: Omar Faruk Tekbilek (baglama, oud, kaval, ney, keyboards, drums, snare drum, bongos, bendir, cymbals, deff, djembe, shaker, tambourine, percussion, bells); Hassan Isikkut, Roberto Cani (vocals, violin); Randy Crafton (vocals, shaker); Chris Cunningham (guitar, 12-string guitar); Yuval Ron (guitar, classical guitar, piano, keyboards); Brian Keane (guitar); Mike Fonte (electric guitar); Chris Cunningham (12-string guitar); Adam del Monte (flamenco guitar); Kevan Torfeh (cello); Ian Nickus (piano, toy piano); Tal Bergman (drums); Dror Sini (bendir, finger cymbals, shaker, bells); Randall Crafton (shaker); Pinar Tekbilek, Deniz Tekbilek, Azam Ali (background vocals).

Dirty Linen (12/99-1/00, pp. 83-4) - '...a very talented multi-instrumentalist of Turkish extraction.... Tekbliek plays 20 [instruments] here.... All played with a lot verve and with a number of friends helping out...'
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Onder Focan: Beneath The Stars

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Oruc Guvenc & Tumata: Ocean Of Remembrance: Sufi Improvisation & Zhikrs CD
Ocean Of Remembrance Sufi Improvisation Zhikrs CD music Trance music is supposed to be good for the soul, but this version might even be able to cure mental illness. Ocean Of Remembrance Sufi Improvisation Zhikrs music CDs That's the idea behind this marvelous album by Turkish doctor of psychology Rahmi Oru? G?ven? and his three-man ensemble. Most people know Sufi music either as the qawwali music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan or as dervish music. This recording is more akin to dervish music: built out of repetitive elements played on oud, ney, rebab, saz and bendir, with chanted vocals. However, don't imagine that this music is boring just because it is repetitive. Dr. G?ven? is a master at varying volume or tempo, as well as adding gentle improvisations on the ney flute to hold the attention without overstimulating the passions. (Dervish music tends to start slow and build up to something quick and visceral, but without ever hitting the listener over the head. ) In addition, Dr. G?ven? has a beautiful voice, intimate and full of quiet feeling. There's not much to say about the lyrics, which are untranslated in the liner notes, and which mostly seem to consist of variations of 'Allah' anyway. Despite the chanted quality, there are some pretty tunes in these tracks: the main melody of 'Allah, Allah, Allah' would transfer nicely to Celtic music. And if you listen closely, you can hear that the instruments are very well played, especially the oud and saz. Everything about this album is soothing and uplifting, and at 62 minutes it provides the perfect length for a session of meditation or quiet contemplation. ~ Kurt Keefner
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Oruc Guvenc & Tumata: Rivers Of One
Rivers of One contains the traditional Sufi healing music of the 'Rast Makam.' Rivers Of One CD music In Sufism, 'Makams' are musical tonalities that are thought to have a healing effect on physical and spiritual well-being. The Rast Makam is credited with protecting against physical and emotional paralyses, improving flexibility and dance, promoting healthy eyes, enhancing scientific thinking, and creating inner calmness. Dr. Oruc Guvenc, who supplies vocals and plays ney (a seven-holed reed flute), oud (an 11-stringed lute with a wide body and short neck), and rebab (a three-stringed fiddle made from fish skin stretched over a coconut shell), has been studying and practicing traditional Oriental music therapy since the early 1970s. He claims to have proven that these therapeutic techniques, used for centuries in Turkey by Islamic scholars, 'is applicable transculturally and that its effectiveness has been unchanged with the passage of time. ' Tumata is a four-piece band consisting of Guvenc, Kadir Tucek on a frame drum called bendir, Yasir Guvenc on saz (a long-necked lute with a pear shaped body), and Gulten Uralli who sings and 'plays' water by continuously pouring water from a bowl into a large vessel. The music consists of the stringed instruments, flute, and water played peacefully alongside a steady beat that continues unbroken throughout the 44-minute CD. The vocals are similar to those used in other forms of Islamic music from Pakistan and the Middle East, although they are quieter and more restrained than, say, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn. It is said that the 'Rast Makam' is most effective when heard in the early morning, but it makes for a soothing and relaxing listen at any time of day. ~ Evan Cater
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Richard Hagopian: Gypsy Fire
For those uninitiated in the music that accompanies the belly dance, or those who think that belly dancing music was issued exclusively on those cheesy 1960s long-players, go on to the next review unless you are willing to have your cultural misperceptions challenged. Gypsy Fire music CDs The title of this recording by the renowned oud wizard Richard Hagopian -- and his ensemble that includes the great zuna and ney player Omar Faruk Tekbilek and saxophonist Yuri Yukanov, among others -- says it all. Belly dancing music is the jazz of the East. This is music that relies on shifting, careening rhythms; complex melodic and modal figures; and plenty of improvisation to get both the stories in these songs across and the dancers where they need to be in order to reveal the narrative to an audience of one or hundreds. Unlike the early American jazzmen who had no choice but to play their music in whorehouses, these musicians have a time-honored tradition to present their artistry within. The music played here by Hagopian and company reflects not only history, but also innovation -- nothing here reeks of being worn or coming from antiquity. Each tune, whether an original or a folk tune, is approached as a unique entity, as a framework for musical and cultural re-visioning. And if one considers it, this music as it is, forged from Midddle Eastern, European, and Asian cultures, is perhaps the most progressive of all. For ten tracks, there is no let-up in the deeply satisfying, sensual pleasure of the atmospherics and textural wonders Mr. Hagopian and his crew weave, nor is there a lack of musical or aesthetic imagination. Gypsy Fire is pure, sophisticated pleasure. ~ Thom Jurek

Gypsy Fire: Ara Dinkjian (guitar); Harold Hagopian (violin); Hasan Iskut (kanun); Omar Faruk Tekbilek (zurna, ney); Yuri Yunakov (saxophone); Richard A. Hagopian (ud, vocals); Chris Marashlian (bass); Arto Tuncboyaciyan (percussion).

Personnel: Omar Faruk Tekbilek (ney, zurna); Richard Hagopian (vocals); Ara Dinkjian (guitar); Hassan Isikkut (kanun); Harold G. Hagopian (violin); Yuri Yunakov (saxophone); Arto Tuncboyaciyan (percussion).

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Rishad Shafi: 45 Degrees In A Shadow: Shafi Plays With Gunesh

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Selim Sesler: Road to Kesan: Turkish ROM & Regional Music Thrace
Road to Kesan Turkish ROM Regional Music Thrace CD music Regional Music That Combines Turkish,Greek,Rom+Bulgarian

Personnel includes: Selim Sesler (clarinet). Road to Kesan Turkish ROM Regional Music Thrace music CDs

Producers: Harold Hagopian, Sonia Seeman, Selim Sesler.


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Sertab: Sertab

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Singers & Ensembles Of Radio Ankara: Songs & Dances of Turkey CD
Songs Dances of Turkey CD music Recorded in Turkey. Songs Dances of Turkey music CDs

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Spirit Of: Art Of The Belly Dance: Volume 2

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Sufi Music: Turkey
Turkey CD music Liner Note Author: Nezih Uzel. Turkey music CDs

Recording information: Studio 110, Maison De Radio, France (12/07/1977).

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Talip Ozkan: Dark Fire
Talip Ozkan performs traditional Turkish music on the saz, a lute-like instrument with three sets of double strings. Dark Fire CD music

One of the most Westernized countries in the Middle East, Turkey has long been a major consumer of American popular culture. Madonna has sold more than her share of CDs in Ankara and Istanbul, and countless young Turkish musicians have turned to American artists for inspiration. But the market for traditional Turkish music remains, and Talip Ozkan has continued to be one of the country's most revered traditionalists. The Dark Fire, an outstanding collection of traditional songs, illustrates both the passionate, soulful nature of his singing and his mastery of the saz, a Turkish lute. Ozkan plays the instrument in so hard and physical a way that it sounds like he's leading a five-piece band, but in fact, his only accompaniment is percussionist and fellow saz player Mahmut Demir. And while his playing almost sounds electric at times, Ozkan sticks to an acoustic setting on this pearl of a CD. Middle Eastern music simply doesn't get any richer. ~ Alex Henderson

Recorded at Ferber Studios, Paris, France. Includes liner notes by Jean-Pierre Lentin and Randall Barnwell.

Personnel: Talip ?zkan (vocals, lute, saz, percussion); Mahmut Demir (lute, saz, percussion).

Liner Note Author: Jean-Pierre Lentin.

Recording information: Ferber Studios, Paris, France.

Photographer: Ilse Ruppert-Karyo.

Personnel: Talip Ozkan (saz, percussion, vocals), Mahmut Demir (saz, percussion).

Option (Sept. -Oct. /92, p. 121) - '...Ozkan's traditional repertoire is quite uncompromising--vigorous, sophisticated dance music and ballads drawn from Asia Minor's rich cultural tapestry...'
Reflex (12/15/92, p. 72) - '...Fine and fascinating...graceful, soulful, beautiful...as sexy a piece of music as you're likely to hear this year...'
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Talip Ozkan: Mysteries Of Turkey
Perhaps no one has approached the saz -- a long-necked lute -- with the level of artistry achieved by Talip Ozkan; sensitive, graceful and mysterious, his virtuosity propels Mysteries of Turkey, an absorbing collection of traditional Turkish songs rendered as both solo and vocal performances. Mysteries Of Turkey CD music ~ Jason Ankeny

Recorded at Studio Witas, Paris, France in 1986.

Solo performer: Talip Ozkan (vocals, saz)..
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Talip Ozkan: Turkey: Art Of The Tanbur
Turkey Art Of The Tanbur CD music Cemil Bey was the most famous composer of instrumental art music in the late Ottoman Empire, whom the notes compare to Johann Sebastian Bach. Turkey Art Of The Tanbur music CDs These pre-World War I recordings are documents without parallel, and remarkably well-recorded. Ozhan, a virtuoso of the saz lute, here turns to another lute and takassinm to the classical Turkish repertoire. The result is meditative music whose apparent timelessness is in reality molded by a musical sensibility both steeped in tradition and intensely contempoarary. If Cemil Bey is Turkey's Bach, Julian Bream was the Ozkan of the European lute. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music

Personnel: Talip ?zkan (vocals, lute, percussion).

Recording information: Studio 107, Radio, France.


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Tanburi Cemil Bey: Tanburi Cemil Bey
Cemil Bey was the most famous composer of instrumental art music in the late Ottoman Empire, whom the notes compare to Johann Sebastian Bach. Tanburi Cemil Bey CD music These pre-World War I recordings are documents without parallel, and remarkably well-recorded. Ozhan, a virtuoso of the saz lute, here turns to another lute and takassinm to the classical Turkish repertoire. The result is meditative music whose apparent timelessness is in reality molded by a musical sensibility both steeped in tradition and intensely contempoarary. If Cemil Bey is Turkey's Bach, Julian Bream was the Ozkan of the European lute. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music

The kemence is a three-string fiddle. The tanbur is a long-necked lute.

Audio Remasterer: Joe Lopes.

Liner Note Author: Harold G. Hagopian.

Editor: Harold G. Hagopian.

Personnel: Tanburi Cemil Bey (kemence, tanbur).

Turkish

Q (12/95, p. 165) - 3 Stars - Good - '...Bey was no ordinary musician or composer...he was a magisterial musician, a composer who valued the separateness of cultures while enjoying them in their own right...'
Sing Out! (11-12/94-1/95, pp. 149-150) - '...The music on this recording is incredible. Cemil Bey certainly lived up to his reputation. Melodies flow from his fingers in logical, seamless progressions...'
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Tanburi Cemil Bey: Tanburi Cemil Bey, Vols. 2 & 3
Tanburi Cemil Bey Vols 2 3 CD music Dirty Linen (2-3/96, p. Tanburi Cemil Bey Vols 2 3 music CDs 83) - 'Tanburi Cemil Bey...was one of the great Turkish composers of art music and a man whose creations are still very much alive in the Middle East.... remastered from old 78's, the primitiveness of the recordings does not mask the beauty and mastery of the performance'

Cemil Bey (whom the notes compare to Mozart -- a reach, but it gives some idea of his importance) was an innovator as well as a virtuoso on the tanbur lute, primarily known for his compositions. These wax cylinder recordings from the turn of the century breathtakingly reveal his immense talent as a musician. They are a revelation as well as a treasure. ~ Carl Hoyt

Turkish
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Tarkan: Aacayipsin

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Tarkan: Olurum Sana
Olurum Sana CD music Composer: Ozan ?olakoglu. Olurum Sana music CDs

Personnel: Tarkan (vocals); Can Erkenrigil, Aycan Dagistanli, Turgut Berkes, Seda Tufekci, Nazire Yagiz, Sabri Tufekci, Levent Y?ksel, Nalan, Elif Ersoy (vocals); Erdem S?kmen (guitar, acoustic guitar); David Anthony Matos (guitar, electric guitar); Can Seng?n (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Tamer Pinarbasi (kanun); B?lent Altinbas (clarinet); Ozan ?olakoglu (piano); James Cruz, Murat Ejder, Ismail Soyberk (bass guitar); Seyfi Ayta (bongos); Shawn Pelton (davul); Sedat G?venir (deff); Aydin Karabulut (percussion).

Audio Mixers: Ozan ?olakoglu; Riza Erekli; Brian Bonehead Kinkead.

Recording information: Erekli Tunc; IMAJ; Istanbul Plak; Platinum Island.

Director: Ozan ?olakoglu.

Editor: Ozgur Buldum.

Photographer: Tamer Yilmaz.

Unknown Contributor Roles: Zeki Dogulu; Senyaylar Yayli Grubu; Mustafa Suder Ve Grubu; Ertugrul K?se; Istanbul Senfonik; Hakan Ozt?rk; Serhan Keser; Duyal Karag?zoglu; Pakize Barista; Hamdi Akatay; Steve Sauber; Onur Ofset; Sezen Aksu; Mustafa S?der..
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Tarkan: Tarkan
Personnel includes: Tarkan (vocals); Erdem Sokmen (acoustic & electric guitars); Erdinc Senyaylar (acoustic guitar); David Matos (electric guitar); Ilyas Tetik, Huseyin Bitmez (lute); Tamer Pinarbasi (zither); Senyaylar Yayli Grubu, Istanbul Senfonik (violin); Levent Altindag (flute); Ertugrul Kose (horn); Ozan Colakoglu (piano); James Cruz, Ismail Soyberk, Levent Yuksel (bass); Shawn Pelton (drums); Hamdi Akatay, Aydin Karabulut, Cem Erman (percussion); Nalan, Nazire Yagiz, Seda Tufekci, Sabri Tufekci, Can Erkencigil (background vocals).
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Topkapi Instrumental Ensemble / Various Artists: Picture Yourself Belly Dancing CD
Picture Yourself Belly Dancing CD music Recorded in Turkey. Picture Yourself Belly Dancing music CDs

Contains 16 tracks.

Personnel: Necati Yildizdogan (kanun); Saffet Gundeger (clarinet).

Liner Note Author: John Vartan..
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Turkey: Anatolian Village Music

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Udi Hrant: Early Recordings, Vol. 1
Early Recordings Vol 1 CD music Digitally remastered by Dick Baxter (BMG/RCA Studios, New York). Early Recordings Vol 1 music CDs

Includes liner notes by Harold G. Hagopian.

Liner Note Author: Harold G. Hagopian.

Illustrator: Jerry Bezdikian.

Personnel includes: Udi Hrant (vocals, ud, violin), Ahmet Yatman (kanun), Sukru Tunar (clarinet), Ali Kocadinc (drum).

Compilation producer: Harold G. Hagopian.

Turkish


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Udi Hrant: Early Recordings, Vol. 2
Early Recordings Vol 2 CD music All tracks have been digitally remastered. Early Recordings Vol 2 music CDs

Turkish.
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Udi Yorgo Bacanos: Udi Yorgo Bacanos
UDI YORGO BACANOS, 1900-1977 is a collection of rare radio broadcasts and other recordings from the 1920s to 1960s. Udi Yorgo Bacanos CD music Includes 20-page booklet.

All tracks have been digitally remastered using 20-bit technology.

Turkish Oud Player;Prev. Unrel. Radio,Performances 1920-60's

Liner Note Author: Harold G. Hagopian.

Editor: Cynthia Rogers. Dirty Linen (6-7/00, p. 51) - '...Fascinating...providing a glimpse into the mind and work of the 1st great modern Turkish 'ud' master...'
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Ulvi Erguner Ensemble: Enderun
Enderun CD music Recorded in Istanbul, Turkey. Enderun music CDs

Liner Note Author: Kudsi Erguner..
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Various Artists-Worl: Premises

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Vedad Gencturk: Art of the Turkish 'Ud
Art of the Turkish 'Ud CD music Liner Note Author: Kudsi Erguner. Art of the Turkish 'Ud music CDs

Photographer: Christine Garand.

Translator: Mary Pardoe..
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Vivienne Dogan Corringham / Dogan-Corringham / Vivienne Dogan-Corringham / Hadjineophyto / Hadjine: Popular Turkish Folk Songs
Popular Turkish Folk Songs CD music W/George Hadjineophytou;Feat. Popular Turkish Folk Songs music CDs Hossam Ramzy-Producer,Guest

Full performer name: Vivienne Dogan-Corringham/George Hadjineophytou.

Personnel includes: Vivienne Dogan-Corringham, George Hadjineophytou, Hossam Ramzy.

Personnel: Vivienne Corringham (vocals); George Hadjineophytou (saz); Hossam Ramzy (percussion).

Recording information: Red Fort Studios, London, England; Redfort Studios.

Photographers: Nicholas Goodall; Paul 'Istanbul' Trummer..
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Wolf Dietrich: Folk Music of Turkey
Folk Music of Turkey CD music Recorded in the field in 1968 & 1976. Folk Music of Turkey music CDs Includes liner notes by Wolf Dietrich.

This collection of field recordings was made in rural Anatolia from 1968 to 1976 by Wulf Dietrich. The sound quality is nearly as good as in a modern studio. The music is fascinating, too. Dietrich made a decision to stay away from the big cities like Istanbul and Ankara, where the music has become westernized. He sought instead to catch Turkish music as it has existed for the last 500 years.

Not that he was averse to innovation. One track features an instrument called a cumbus, which is strung and played more or less like an oud but with the body of a banjo, with its round, screw-tightened resonating membrane. This instrument was only developed between the world wars, and is a real treat to listen to. As one might expect, there is an enormous variety of instruments and voices. The voices are unremarkable, but the occasional instrument opens the eyes. An example would be the jangly lute known as the saz, played by Hansan Durkun. Of course, even the Western violin takes on a new timbre in Turkish hands. The Turkish bagpipe, on the other hand, can be hard to take, although it's amusing to listen to its efforts to emit a secret message in its own private Morse code of beeps and squeaks. This is not necessarily an album for specialists. It has enough material of interest on it to justify a purchase by an advanced world music listener who want to learn more about folk music of the region. The liner notes are informative and well-written. ~ Kurt Keefner

The village music of Turkey, collected by Wolf Dietrich in the '60s & '70s, includes pastoral airs on flutes, festival music on davul (drum) & zurna (oboe) & songs intricately accompanied on the saz & cumbus lutes. There are also examples of dance music

Personnel: Asik (saz); Mehmet Kara Aga (violin); Sadi Terniz (zurna); Ali Kara Aga, Yasar Aktepe (davul).

Recording information: Chool of Yesilbayir, Antalya (09/17/1968-06/11/1976); Findikli (09/17/1968-06/11/1976); House of the Kara Aga clan, Pirickane Cayi (09/17/1968-06/11/1976); K. Taskin's House in Bunyan, Kayseri (09/17/1968-06/11/1976); Kars (09/17/1968-06/11/1976); Macka (09/17/1968-06/11/1976); Ye silcimem house, Yenikoy (09/17/1968-06/11/1976).

Unknown Contributor Role: Sadi Terniz..
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