Burhan Ocal - Groove Alla Turca

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Under ,
Burhan Ocal & The Trakya All Stars
Groove Alla Turca (w/ Natacha Atlas)
"Groove alla Turca" brings together the traditional rhythms of Turkey with afro-american musical forms such as jazz, blues, funk, hip-hop and soul. Turkish percussion virtuoso Burhan Ocal and his Turkish band join forces with bass master Jamaaladeen Tacuma and some of the finest musicians from New York and Philly (Art Baron, Jack Walrath, Ben Schachter and Daryl Burge to name a few) to create a funky sound with many colors and intricate details. Natasha Atlas' ethereal voice is heard on four tracks, where her Arabic vocals flow meticulously with the groove.

"Groove Alla Turca" is a project that brings together two worlds apart; the world of Burhan Öçal, who grew up playing traditional rhythms of Turkey, with that of Jamaaledeen Tacuma, a world of jazz, blues, funk and soul. This is a meeting of percussion and bass, rhythm and groove, of traditional players on kanun, oud and clarinet, darbuka and violin. Jamaaladeen Tacuma is joined by some of the finest musicians from New York and Philadelphia, Jack Walrath, a long time associate of Mingus, is the trompet in the horn section. Art Baron and Ben Schachter complete the front-line on the trombone and tenor, Daryl Burge and Rick Iannacone, both from Phili, are the force behind, on the drums and the guitar. It was a destiny to have Natacha Atlas on four tracks, as she happened to be in town during the recording sessions. Her presence seems all planned as her Arabic vocals flow wih the groove. The result is a funky sound with many colors, a big sound with many details. This is jazz, funk, ethnic, tradition. This is groove in a Turkish way.

(01) Nihavend Longa
(02) Habibi (w/Natacha Atlas)
(03) Groove Alla Turca
(04) Elhamdulillah
(05) El Nino (w/Natacha Atlas)
(06) Two By Two
(07) Kismet
(08) I Can Feel It (w/Natacha Atlas)
(09) Katibim
(10) Saz Caz
(11) Gene Gel (w/Natacha Atlas)
(12) Later for Now

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