An unrepentant romantic, Turkish-American pianist-composer-arranger Fahir Atakoğlu is all-in For Love
(Far & Here, LLC) on his 18th album as a leader. A visionary undertaking that blends musical elements from Turkey, Spain, Italy, the Middle East, Cuba and Brazil while revealing touches of American jazz in the freewheeling improvisations heard throughout, For Love
also carries the majestic sweep of symphonic polyphony in Fahir's stirring string orchestrations. With world-class musicians in American saxophonist Bob Franceschini
, Canadian bassist Alain Caron
, Turkish percussionist Mustafa Boztuy
and Cuban drumming marvel Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez
, For Love
also features an international cast of vocalists in Spain's Buika, Brazil's Luciana Souza
, Italy's Letizia Gambi
and American rising star jazz singer Aimée Allen
, each contributing lyrics while singing in their native tongue.
~Bill Milkowski, Liner Notes
Fahir Atakoğlu: Piano
Horacio El Negro" Hernandez: Drums
Alain Caron: Bass
Mustafa Boztuy: Darbuka & Bendir
Bob Franceschini: Saxophone Romero Lubambo
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