Kudsi Erguner

Islam Blues - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9287-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92872 6
  • German Release: 01/04/2001
  • Genre: World Music
No longer available – out of print

"Top-level World-Music", " a dazzling, image-rich album", "outstanding" were some of the words the press used to praise Kudsi Erguner’s 1999 CD Ottomania. The CD brought together the classic music of the Ottoman empire with the improvisation of three top jaz musicians, saxophonist Christof Lauer, tuba player Michel Godard, and drummer Mark Nauseef.With Islam Blues the Ney (reed flute) virtuoso Kudsi Erguner has expanded the dimensions of the impressively successful Ottomania. It can be a new milestone in Erguner’s remarkable career. He has written film music for, among others, Martin Scorsese (together with Peter Gabriel) and Peter Brook, produced ballet music for the great choreographer Maurice Béjart and, in an acclaimed Salzburger Festspiele production, brought out the oriental influence in Mozart’s &qu...

line up

Kudsi Erguner - ney (reed flute)
Yunus Balcioglu - vocals
Halil Neciboglu - vocals
Bruno Caillat - double bass, percussion
Derya Turkan - kemençe (turkish violin)
Hakan Güngor - kanun (sitar)
Nguyên Lê - guitar
Renaud Garcia-Fons - doublebass
Mark Nauseef - drums
Karim Ziad - drums on track #7

Recording Information

Recorded by Walter Quintus at Studio Zerkall in May 2000
Mastered by Walter Quintus
Produced by Kudsi Erguner and Walter Quintus