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Bosporus Bridges - Turkish Jazz And Funk 1968 - 1978

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The World Is My Oyster

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"Bosporus Bridges" is a compilation of Turkish jazz, bossa, psych, fusion and funk compiled by Lasarus and Roskow. Four hundred years ago Turkey was at the centre of an area that connected Islamic, Byzantine and Persian music. The country's music history begins in 1923, when Turkey became a republic and the leader Kemal Ataturk opened the doors to the Western world. Musicians in Turkey first adapted the waltz, but it was the tango from Paris that spread widely and became popular throughout the country. Youth in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara started tuning the radio to everything that was happening in London and rock arrived in the mid 50s, with the instrumental music of The Shadows proving to be particularly popular. The blending of Arabic percussion, vocals and horns with Western jazz and funk rhythms, makes the sound of this forgotten scene unique. TWIMO's selection includes tracks by Erol Pekcan, Ferdi Ozbeoen, Okay Temiz, Durul Gence, Mustafa Okzent ve Orkestrasi, Emin Fyndykoolu with Nathan Davis, Erkin Koray, Okay Temiz, Fikret Kyzylok, Aksu Orkestrasi and Erkut Tackin.


A1. Emin Fındıkoğlu - Çeçen Kızı 3:14
A2. Mustafa Özkent Ve Orkestrası - Burçak Tarlaları 2:53
A3. Erkut Taçkın - Sevmek İstiyorum 3:50
A4. Fikret Kızılok - Aybatti (Edit) 3:05
A5. Erkin Koray - Karlı Dağlar 3:35
A6. Aksu Orkestrası - Bermuda Şeytan Üçgeni 4:58
B1. Ferdi Özbeğen - Köprüden Geçti Gelin 3:06
B2. Erol Pekcan - Şenlık 5:11
B3. Okay Temiz - Denizaltı Rüzgarları 4:05
B4. Erol Pekcan Orkestrası - Gel Sevgilim 3:03
B5 .Durul Gence - 10 Hilal

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