Okan Ersan presented his passionate interpretation of life A Reborn Journey to the world, and as Dave Weckl cited, A Reborn Journey has the potential to make a lot of noise in the world of jazz fusion- it's fresh and different!"
em>A Reborn Journey was released at the beginning of April 2011 and it blends different genres from Rock to Jazz and includes ethnic elements of Anatolian & Mediterranean tunes. After being chosen as one of the best 5 guitarists in 2003 in the British magazine 'The Guitarist' and achieving a great success in Leverkusen Jazz Festival for 3 consecutive years, Ersan now has released his second studio album A Reborn Journey."
George Whittey, Mısırlı Ahmet, Ercan Irmak have contributed to the CD A Reborn Journey." Okan Ersan recorded A Reborn Journey" with Turkey's finest musicians; Istanbul Superband. Istanbul Superband is one of the most successful bands in Turkey and consists of outstanding musicians ; Volkan Öktem, Eylem Pelit, Serkan Özyılmaz, Aycan Teztel, Levent Altındağ and Şenova Ülker who all performed in A Reborn Journey" and also took part in the arrangement process.
Legendary Ernie Watts, the Darbuka Master Mısırlı Ahmet, worldwide acclaimed Ola Onabule and the Ney Master Ercan Irmak performed in A Reborn Journey" as featuring artists.
The concept of A Reborn Journey is a remarkable blend of Fusion-Jazz and Ethnic-Fusion tracks. Ernie Watts who also worked with The Rolling Stones, Steve Smith and Charlie Haden performed on three tracks. The well-known prestigious musician Ola Onabule performed Stand!" which is the only track with lyrics. Mixing has been completed by the legendary drummer Dave Weckl in Los Angeles. Mastering has been finalized by the Grammy-Award winning George Whitty in Los Angeles who also worked with Dave Matthews, Carlos Santana, Richard Bona, Celine Dion , Michael and Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, Mike Stern and Chaka Khan.
Okan Ersan will be touring for concerts, seminars, master classes and workshops in the upcoming months.
A Reborn Journey is available worldwide.
1 Is This It? (feat. Ernie Watts) 2 Abracadabra (feat. Mısırlı Ahmet & Ercan Irmak) 3 Day By Day 4 Beautiful 5 Stand! (feat. Ola Onabule) 6 The Mediterranean Breeze (feat. Mısırlı Ahmet) 7 Don't Go (feat. Ernie Watts) 8 Robotech 9 Quantumising Myself (feat. Ercan Irmak) 10 It's Up to You (feat. Ernie Watts) 11 Istanbul Without Midnight (feat. Mısırlı Ahmet & Ercan Irmak)