Bonded to their instruments, committed to their friendship, Taksim Trio presents Turkish Lounge is a sublime example of what happens when three like-minded souls mix, mingle and merge into one.
Featuring three of Turkey’s most admired master instrumentalists, Taksim Trio is made up of Hüsnü Şenlendirici on the clarinet, İsmail Tunçbilek on the bağlama and Aytaç Doğan on the quanun. Dancing between different musical styles such as traditional, arabesque, jazz and avant-garde the musicians emerge with their very own sound.
Some of the works on the album include phrases of music that will sound familiar and yet different, as the musicians update melodies they have picked up on their journeys to reflect their own musical identities. Perhaps the reason why Taksim Trio is the perfect vehicle for these virtuosos to display their character is because the musicians have an innate understanding of their instruments, which comes to light through their inventive improvisations, or “taksims”.
This honest and compelling album conveys the undeniable fact that for these musicians music is sacred.
Taksim Trio presents Turkish Loune is a super-ambient album meant to seep into the listener’s mind and unravel over time. In 2007, the band performed at Sodra Teatern ( Stockholm, Sweden), Bimhuis ( Amsterdam, Netherlands ), Voourit ( Gent, Belgium ) In 2008 the trio plan to do tours of the Middle East region including Dubai- LOOK OUT FOR THE DATES SOON!
Taksim trio presents Turkish Lounge -A super ambient journey deep into your soul TRACK LISTING
1. Biçare2. Gözüm3. Bağlama Solo4. Derdin Ne5. Güle Yel Değdi6. Klarnet Solo7. Gitti De Gitti8. Kanun Solo9. Belalım10. Uşşak Oyun Havası11. Muhayyer Kürdi Saz Semaisi