Kudsi Erguner

Ottomania - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9006-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 90062 3
  • German Release: 01/06/1999
  • Genre: World Jazz

Das erste weltmusikalische Projekt, das klassische Musik aus dem osmanischen Reich mit westlicher Improvisation und Jazzrhythmen vereint.

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Kudsi Erguner’s Ottomania is the first World Music project that integrates the classical music of the Ottoman Empire with Western jazz improvisations and rhythms. It documents the story of a remarkable musical encounter, and is a logical continuation of Erguner’s eventful life.Kudsi Erguner was born in Diyarbakir, Turkey in 1952, and has lived in Paris since 1975. On his way to preserving the inheritance of the Sufis, Kudsi Erguner had to battle against those who opposed him, and travel down unfamiliar paths. The flutist (he plays the Ney, a Turkish reed flute) is also active as musicologist, author, teacher and artistic adviser. He has worked as a musician and composer on various film scores (Martin Scorsese, with Peter Gabriel), theater pieces (Peter Brook), and ballet productions  (Maurice Béjart, Carolyn Carlson). He has fused...

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Kudsi Erguner - Ney (Reed Flute)
Christof Lauer - Saxophone
Derya Turkan - Kemençe (Turkish Violin)
Michel Godard - Tuba & Snake
Mehmet Emin Bitmez - Ud (Luth)
Yves Rousseau - Doublebass
Hakan Gungor - Kanun (Sitar)
Bruno Caillat - Bendir, Zarb, Tabla, Daf, Traditional Percussions
Necib Gulses - Tanbur (Luth)
Mark Nauseef - Drums

Recording Information

Recorded at Imaj Studio, Istanbul, Turkey on May 1 - 5, 1998
Engineer: Walter Quintus
Produced by Kudsi Erguner & Walter Quintus