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Fahir Atakoglu: Live At Umbria Jazz

Read "Live At Umbria Jazz" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

It is fascinating how different cultures can merge in music. Turkish-born pianist Fahir Atakoglu's trio is a fine example of a group where influences from around the world meet in original compositions that speak the international language of music. Atakoglu brings his advanced understanding of meter and melody to his compositions and drummer Horacio “El Negro" Hernandez adds a bit of Cuban spice with his rhythms. French-Canadian bassist Alain Caron's creamy electric bass is the final ingredient ...

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Fahir Atakoglu: Istanbul Blues

Read "Fahir Atakoglu: Istanbul Blues" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The history of jazz has been one of fusion. Its musicians and composers have continually drawn upon a huge range of different musics to create the rich and diverse tapestry that is world jazz today. Jazz is an evolving tradition of music-making. And how often, in the life stories of individual jazz musicians, do we see these same patterns operating at microcosm? When it comes to the music of Turkish-born pianist-composer Fahir Atakoglu, we might define it broadly ...

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Fahir Atakoglu: Live At Umbria Jazz

Read "Live At Umbria Jazz" reviewed by James Nadal

The globalization of jazz has not only garnered an expansive audience for the music, but has also brought worldwide artists into the genre, bringing with them unique cultural distinctions and dimensions. The Italian city of Umbria is home to the esteemed Teatro Morlachi, where in 2010, pianist Fahir Atakoglu recorded Live At Umbria Jazz an adrenaline charged set of precision and emotion. Turkish born Atakoglu is joined by Canadian electric bass virtuoso Alain Caron, and Cuban master drummer Horacio “El ...

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Fahir Atakoglu / Horacio Hernandez / Anthony Jackson: If

Read "If" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If is such a short and simple title for a CD, and this one features a piano trio performing the music in a simple configuration: piano/bass/drums. But nothing's ever as simple as it seems. The classic piano trio offerings range from quirky, angular and oddly logical Thelonious Monk sets to the bounce of Bud Powell, the introspection and almost surreal, delicate beauty of Bill Evans, the powerhouse attack of McCoy Tyner, and more.Turkish-born pianist Fahir Atakoglu brings an ...


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