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Take Five With Ferit Odman

Take Five With Ferit Odman
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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 jazz scene at a young age and recently performs and tours with Turkish pianist Kerem Garsev, while leading his own quintet and promoting his debut CD release Nommo, that he recorded in New York City with Brian Lynch
Brian Lynch
Brian Lynch
b.1956
trumpet
, Vincent Herring
Vincent Herring
Vincent Herring
b.1964
saxophone
, Peter Washington and Burak Bedikyan.

Ferit Odman is an Istanbul Agop Cymbals endorser.

Instrument(s):

Drums.

Teachers and/or influences?

Teachers: Bill Goodwin
Bill Goodwin
Bill Goodwin
b.1942
drums
, Can Kozlu, Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller
1955 - 2013
piano

Influences: Max Roach
Max Roach
Max Roach
1925 - 2007
drums
, Art Blakey
Art Blakey
Art Blakey
1919 - 1990
drums
, Philly Joe Jones
Philly Joe Jones
Philly Joe Jones
1923 - 1985
drums
.

Your dream band:

Just recorded my second album with my dream band! So thankful!

Your favorite recording in your discography and why? Nommo! My first baby.

The first Jazz album I bought was: Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
b.1961
trumpet
, Levee Low Moan.

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically? Keeping the tradition alive.

CDs you are listening to now: McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner
b.1938
piano
Trio with Symphony, What The World Needs Now (Impulse!);

Jeremy Pelt
Jeremy Pelt
Jeremy Pelt
b.1976
trumpet
, Close To My Heart (MaxJazz));

Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano
b.1952
saxophone
Us Five, Bird Songs (Blue Note ).

Desert Island picks: Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes
b.1926
drums
, Out Of The Afternoon (Impulse!);

Wynton Kelly
Wynton Kelly
Wynton Kelly
1931 - 1971
piano
, Kelly At Midnite (Vee Jay Recordings);

Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
1930 - 1986
sax, tenor
. Roll Call (Blue Note);

Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown
1930 - 1956
trumpet
and Max Roach, Study In Brown (Polygram);

The Engine Room, A History Of Jazz Drumming From Storyville to 52nd Street (Proper Records).

What is in the near future? I'll be releasing my second album, Autumn In New York, around December, 2011. We had a great recording date with trumpeter Terell Stafford
Terell Stafford
Terell Stafford
b.1966
trumpet
, alto saxophonist Vincent Herring
Vincent Herring
Vincent Herring
b.1964
saxophone
, pianist Anthony Wonsey and bassist Peter Washington. I'm really looking forward to that.


Photo Credit
Courtesy of Ferit Odman
Ferit Odman
Ferit Odman
b.1982
drums

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