Turquoise: Mosaic of Anatolia
As you might imagine, Turquoise delivers anything but the expected. While portions of this record sag from too much drab synth texture, other parts scintillate because they cover a wide dynamic range and make effective use of the huge variety of percussion available to this group. So it's a mixed bag: Mosaic of Anatolia is a real mosaic of sound, where you're likely to find some really inventive and satisfying music packed together with the occasional static and over-produced tune. Take your picklisten carefully.
Track Listing: Mosaic of Anatolia; Magical Zurna on the Run; Yemen Turkusu; In Love With Blue; Gekte Yildiz Ay Misin?; Gilharmonic; Leyla; Perquana Amerikana; Scrumpy Feel; Istanbul and Beyond.
Personnel: Atilla Engin: misc. percussion, voice, electric piano; Gilad: misc. percussion; Frank Colon: misc. percussion; Stephan Crump: electric and acoustic bass; Ray Ippolito: guitar, synth guitar; Hale Birgl: vocals; Adam Klipple: keyboard; John Kruth: African bamboo flute, kaval, mouth harmonica, zurna; Dan Jordan: tenor and alto saxes, flute.
Record Label: Istanbul Records
Style: Fringes of Jazz