OKAY TEMIZ MAGNETIC BAND
IN FINLAND 1995
Senlendirici - Göz - Westergård - Temiz
Preis / Price : 15.08 €
Bestell-Nr. / P/O No. : ANO KATO Rec. rei 2004
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Ergün Senlendirici
trumpet
Hüsnü Senlendirici
clarinet, ud, double bass
Nuri Lekesiz Göz
kanun
Anders Westergård drums (# 5)
Okay Temiz drums, talking drums, qicca, timbales, congas, darbuka, tablas, synth
 
01.
Tekez zorlatmasi
04:53
02.
Çökert me
03:32
03.
Sari kiz
05:17
04.
Kürdali 05:40
05.
Kemalpasa çiftetelli
06:40
06.
Aydin zeybegi
07:40
07.
Semah
06:34
08.
Gayda
08:10
09.
Misket
06:57
10. Merkeze
05:06
11. Karsimala 08:23
12.
Kim O? Tomi
05:02
 
Total time:  00:00

All pieces composed and arranged by Okay Temiz

Recorded @ Martin Kantola Studios in Vaasa, Finland, between May 13 - 17, 1995
Engineer: Martin Kantola
Extra engineering: Jan Stolpe
Mixed by Martin Kantola and Okay Temiz
Artwork : Floros Floridis

 
First released in January 1996
 
Okay Temiz stands in a class of his own. Born in Turkey, he is one of the few jazz musicians who seriously challenged accepted international concepts by developing an indigenous style of his own derived from and often performed with authentic Turkish instruments. By virtue of his classical training as a percussionist and his early background in Turkish folk music, Okay Temiz was one of the very few Turkish musicians equally at ease with both Western and Middle Eastern rhythms. Based in Sweden since the 60´s he has managed to successfully combine the traditional sounds of Turkish instruments with the spirit of jazz and improvised music, winning gradually recognition and respect for the unique musical blend he was offering: an expert fusion of Turkish folk melodies with Western jazz improvisation, all spiced with dozens of African and South American rhythms. All this of course happened years before the term ´world music´ started gaining credence in mass culture.
Never lacking in technical brilliance, flair, imagination and most of all musicianship, his skill and expertise have made him one of the most respected percussionists on the international jazz scene today. Okay Temiz gave nearly 3,000 concerts all over Europe, in the US and India, using his travels to build up and enhance his considerable collection of ethnic instruments. Far from being a mere collector, Okay Temiz has actually incorporated instruments such as the guicca, the berimbau, the talking drums and the kalimba into his wide array of percussive sounds - not to mention the ´Electric Pyramid´, his own self-built sampler.

A few years ago Okay Temiz moved to Finland where the Magnetic Band album was recorded. The Magnetic Band are Okay´s latest ensemble, an explosive combination of percussion and wind instruments switching constantly between jazz and traditional themes.
Production note
 
Review
(…) Okay´s music is a fusion of eastern tunes with salsa, samba, funk, and other foot-stomping, head bopping, ass-wriggling groovers where ´I´ is never where one expects but it is felt and it is staggering.
Downbeat,
reviewing a performance at the Jazz Festival Istanbul 1994
 


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