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ARTICLE: UNSUNG HEROES

Remembering Turkish pianist and trombonist Elvan Araci

Read "Remembering Turkish pianist and trombonist Elvan Araci" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli

As far as I can see only Turkish media published news about the loss of Turkish pianist and trombonist Elvan Aracı, 66, in Stockholm. From 1977 to 1999 Aracı lived in Sweden where he notably collaborated with Muvaffak `Maffy` Falay, Okay Temiz and Bernt Rosengren, notably in Maffy Falay's sextet with Rosengren, Åke Johansson on piano, ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ BASTARD

October 2017: Grover Washington Jr, Bud Powell and Ferit Odman

Read "October 2017: Grover Washington Jr, Bud Powell and Ferit Odman" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Welcome to our monthly look at what's happening on the Jazz Bastard podcast! Since December 2012, Mike Caldwell and I have gotten together every fortnight to discuss jazz albums in an irreverent, irascible, and engaged manner. Some shows focus on a theme or an individual artist, while others just discuss what's been on the boys' playlists ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ferit Odman: Dameronia With Strings

Read "Dameronia With Strings" reviewed by Jim Olin

In his latest album Dameronia With Strings, Ferit Odman pays tribute to the great Tadd Dameron. He treats listeners to a smorgasbord of Dameron jazz--a sparkling kind that soothes the soul but pumps the heart. Accompanied by an outstanding group of musicians, namely trumpeter Terell Stafford, composer and guitarist David O'Rourke, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Peter ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Ferit Odman

Read "Take Five With Ferit Odman" reviewed by Ferit Odman

About Ferit Odman:
Ferit Odman is an on demand and busy jazz drummer based in jny: 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), ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ferit Odman: To Tadd Dameron With Love

Ferit Odman: To Tadd Dameron With Love

Jazz drummer Ferit Odman’s third album Dameronia With Strings is released all analog [AAA] by Equinox Music & Entertainment on 180 Gram Limited Vinyl LP & CD. The remarkably sensitive played session by Ferit Odman, Terell Stafford, Peter Washington and Danny Grissett both as a band and ace soloists lets us dream up high above the sky ...

ARTICLE: OPINION

Jazz on the Bosphorus: Troubled Waters

Read "Jazz on the Bosphorus: Troubled Waters" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli

For seven years now the rather laboriously named Istanbul Jazz Center (confusingly the logo includes the letters “JC's," I don't know why) has been one of the major clubs of the Turkish city. Situated in the posh neighborhood of Ortakoy, in the shadow of the first Bosphorus Bridge, its schedule has featured major international jazz stars ...

NEWS: CONTEST
ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ferit Odman: Autumn in New York

Read "Autumn in New York" reviewed by William Carey

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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ferit Odman - Autumn in New York (2011)

Ferit Odman - Autumn in New York (2011)

There's something at once familiar, and entirely brand new, about Turkish drummer Ferit Odman's just-released Autumn In New York. Taking his cue from jazz drumming and bandleading legend Art Blakey, Odman investigates a series of tunes associated with the Blakey band, and even includes former members of the Jazz Messengers collective. Odman, however, performs with a carefully ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Autumn In New York" by Ferit Odman -- Available on CD & 180 Gram Vinyl

"Autumn In New York" by Ferit Odman -- Available on CD & 180 Gram Vinyl

Turkish jazz drummer Ferit Odman has assembled a cast of dependable NYC veterans again for his second album. FERIT ODMAN
Autumn In New York Trumpet: Terell Stafford
Alto Sax: Vincent Herring
Piano: Anthony Wonsey
Bass: Peter Washington
Drums: Ferit Odman Recorded and mixed by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recording