The Hot List: April 2, 2003
Reviews by Matthew J. Forss
Matthew brings us the Eastern European and Turkish sounds of Kalan Records:
Asik Veysel - Asik Veysel: A remarkable 2 CD set of the best folk poetry,
songs and performances on baglama and saz from the region of Anatolia.
Zeki Muren - 1955-63 Kayitlari Recordings: A 2 CD set of popular folk music
from one of Turkey's most beloved singer.
Suryaniler : Religious and Folk Music of the Syriacs: An extensive 2 CD set of
religious and folk music of the Syriac people with English, French and Syriac liner
Suren Asaduryan - Bir Omur Sadece: The duduk, kemence, clarinet and
guitar are arranged in the traditional Turkish folk style.
Erkan Ogur/Djivan Gasparyan - Fuad: Armenian born Djivan and Turkish born
Erkan, collaborate on duduk and classical guitar, respectively.
Kardes Turkuler - Hemavaz: Vocal and instrumental traditional music
of Anatolia and Mesopotamia is performed in several different dialects.
Incesaz - Iki/Eyul Sarkilari: Vocalist Melihat Gulses is accompanied by
traditional Turkish percussion of tanbur, kemence, kanun, ud and santur.
Muharrem Temiz/Cengiz Ozkan - Yare Dokunma: Turkish instrumental
and vocal music is accompanied by saz and derleyen.
Yarkin - Ten/Tende: Turkish percussion with traditional folk, world jazz
and dance rhythms.