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by Bruce Lindsay
Guitarist Sinan Bakir's Tales & Stories are told by a talented quartet, which takes the guitarist's own tunes and weaves a dozen musical narratives of real quality. Bakir--a Turkish musician who moved to the US after gaining an engineering degree--has developed an original style, combining his own Turkish upbringing with rock and jazz influences. Tales & Stories, his second album, hints at Chet Atkins, Kenny Burrell and even Steve Howe's jazz excursions in its flowing, melodic compositions. Whatever ...read more
by Dan Bilawsky
A lot of young artists seem to throw out hard and fast material at the top of their album programs, to instantly grab attention, but the rest of the music often falls flat and doesn't live up to the early-track hype. Guitarist Sinan Bakir goes the other way, easing into his music as On My Way sets sail, preferring to hold all the aces until later in the game. The title track and, to a greater extent, ...read more
by AAJ Staff
Meet Sinan Bakir:Sinan Bakir is one of the most unique and exciting young jazz guitarists on the scene today. The sound that Sinan is striving for described often as fresh, clean and lively yet intense and full with emotion. Sinan Bakir is hailed not only as a virtuoso player, but also a masterful composer. His album On My Way, with Thomson Kneeland and Mark Ferber, s described by Richard Kamins of The Hartford Courant as a solid debut. ...read more