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Okay Temiz

Jazz and fusion percussionist from Istanbul

Armando Bellmas
Armando Bellmas
Okay Temiz

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

Go deeper.
[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.

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