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Ferit Odman


“I live with jazz. I love everything and anything about it.” For some, the creative pursuit is but a facet of their everyday life. It’s an outlet for them, a place to let off steam or pour themselves into something other than the daily rat race of life. But for others, like self-described “jazz maniac” Ferit Odman, that journey is one that permeates every ounce of who they are, consuming their every moment with the search for the perfect riff, the tightest beat, and the smoothest flow. Odman’s passion for jazz began in his homeland of Istanbul, where he was influenced heavily early on by the jazz scene there, finding inspiration in the work of artists like Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Philly “Joe” Jones


On Top Of The Roof

Label: Ubuntu Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: On Top Of The Roof; Hub Art; Poinciana; Five Brothers; Sometime Ago; Sandu; Star Eyes; If You Never Come To Me; Au Privave.


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 ...


Song of the Day

On A Misty Night

Label: Equinox Music & Entertainment
Released: 2015
Duration: 04:28


Article: Album 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), ...



On A Misty Night

Featuring the music of Ferit Odman
Duration: 04:53

Terell Stafford (Trumpet); Danny Grissett (Piano); Peter Washington (Bass); Ferit Odman (Drums). The String Sextet Antoine Silverman (Violin & Concertmaster); Diane Monroe (Violin & Concertmaster); Tamara DeMent (Violin); Chris Cardona (Viola); Emily Brausa (Cello); Clarice Jensen (Cello). Strings arranged and conducted by David O'Rourke

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 ...


Dameronia With Strings

Label: Equinox Music & Entertainment
Released: 2015
Track listing: On a Misty Night; If You Could See Me Now; Just Plain Talkin'; Smooth as the Wind; Look, Stop & Listen; You're a Joy; Our Delight; Soultrane.


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