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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz. On this song and album, he performs a blend of jazz and folk music from the Anatolian region of Turkey with the ensemble Oriental Wind.
You'll go deeper with an excerpt from and a link to an article about jazz from Asia (featuring the album this song is on) by Hrayr Attarian on All About Jazz.
"Çay Elinden" by Okay Temiz
1979 | Jazz and fusion percussionist from Istanbul
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[Okay] Temiz's best fusion effort of Anatolian folk and jazz is his superb Zikir (Sun Records 1979). On it Temiz demonstrates his superlative instrumentalism on a kaleidoscopic variety of percussion instruments. Contrasting the sounds of the ney, the middle eastern flute, and soprano saxophone also gives the music a haunting romanticism while the rhythm section lays down infectious and complex beats.