Autumn in New York comes via Turkish drummer Ferit Odman--who leads this session featuring an all-American band playing straight-ahead tunes--but this is a far cry from a drummer's date." Both members of the frontline--trumpeter Terell Stafford and alto saxophonist Vincent Herring--were referred to as young lions" early in their careers, and sound very much at home throughout the set, their ensemble playing a testament that, by this point, they are clear mainstays of the scene. Stafford's tone is warm and personal, and his reading of the title tune is delivered with tender familiarity. The lyrics of the song are included ...read more
Meet Ferit Odman:Ferit Odman is an in-demand and busy jazz drummer based in Istanbul. He started his music studies in Sweden as an AFS exchange student (1999), got a full scholarship to get his B.A. in Music at Istanbul Bilgi University (2001), attended the School For Improvisation workshops in NYC (2004), and has been granted a Fulbright Scholarship to further build on his studies at William Paterson University (2006). He spent/played two years in New York City, and holds a M.M. (Master of Music) degree in Jazz Performance. He became heavily entrenched in the Turkish ...read more
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