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Elif Çağlar: Misfit

Read "Misfit" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Elif Çağlar sure knows how to put together a band. For her sophomore release, this Istanbul-based vocalist--a former pupil of Sheila Jordan--enlisted three modernist luminaries to help light the way: drummer Eric Harland brings his usual rhythmic ingenuity, energy, and play-for-the-song perspective to the production; bassist Harish Raghavan--Harland's bassist of choice for his own Voyager project--is locked in from the get-go, helping the music to pivot, shift, and groove as needed; and pianist Aaron Park--Harland's band mate in the collective ...