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Aydin Esen

“In 2000, JazzTimes magazine asked Chick Corea: ‘Who do you think is the best pianist in the world?’ The answer: ‘Maybe most of you don’t know him, but he is a Turkish guy – Aydın Esen.”

Internationally renowned for his improvisations built around contemporary jazz and electronic music, piano virtuoso and composer Aydın Esen began his musical training at a very early age and continued his education at the Istanbul State Conservatory, the Music Academy of Norway, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and The Juilliard School. In addition to releasing fourteen successful solo albums, he has played with leading contemporary musicians including Pat Metheny, Miroslav Vitous, and Dave Liebman, and has contributed to countless recordings. Aydın Esen’s approach to music derives its strength from momentary discoveries rather than conventional formulas.

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Nedim Nalbantoğlu – Violin Wizard

Turkish violin wizard Nalbantoglu defies pigeon-holing and thus logically follows his diverse musical past exploits that include Bach, classical Ottoman music and a good deal of Charlie Parker

Turkey

Blues Attack

 Blues Attack is a powerhouse blues-rock band from Istanbul. The five-piece ensemble is capable of transcending genres, providing the audiences with a wide spectrum of

Turkey

Önder Focan & His Swing A La Turc Band

ÖNDER FOCAN’S SWING A LA TURC PROJECT Önder Focan (guitar) A. Şenol Filiz (ney) Şenova Ülker (trumpet) Ozan Musluoğlu (bass) Burak Cihangirli (drums) Swing a

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Okay Temiz & Oriental Wind

Born in Istanbul, Okay Temiz was deeply involved in music from his early years. He got his first musical inspiration from her mother, Naciye Temiz,

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Asia Minor-Progressive Rock

A Review on Crossing the Line LP Reissue by Let It Rock (5 December 2022) https://dmme.net/asia-minor-crossing-the-line/ A Review on Asia Minor by Sound of Prog: