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Ilhan Ersahin presents “Aslan”, the second single from his internationally praised Instanbul Sessions project’s new album

Acclaimed saxophonist and composer Ilhan Ersahin presents “Aslan”, the second single from his internationally praised Instanbul Sessions project’s new album “Instanbul Sessions Bir Zamanlar Simdi”.

Founder of Nublu Records and the renowned East Village nightclub of the same name, Ersahin again brings together the sounds of east and west to produce something new and vital, further perfecting a style first introduced with Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz.

Now recording as a quartet, Istanbul Sessions’ “Bir Zamanlar Simdi” combines Ersahin’s free-form avant-jazz riffs skillfully and seamlessly with the exotically flavored grooves conjured by Istanbul bassist Alp Ersonmez, drummer Turgut Alp Bekoglu, and percussionist Izzet Kizil to dazzling effect.

 

Watch the video to Ilhan Ersahin Instanbul Sessions new song “Aslan”, the second single from his forthcoming new album “Instanbul Sessions Bir Zamanlar Simdi”:

In 1998, Ilhan formed Wax Poetic, inspired by bands like Massive Attack and Portishead. This new and innovative project incorporated spoken word, a DJ, and electronic elements, while simultaneously building upon Ersahin’s jazz instincts and included a young Norah Jones on vocals.

Ersahin’s renowned club, Nublu has become a Mecca in its own right, attracting musicians who have recorded and toured with the likes of Herbie Hancock, David Byrne, Sun Ra, Beck, John Zorn, and Tom Waits. It has spawned its own record label, and multiple projects, such as Love TrioNublu Orchestra (conducted by Butch Morris), I Led 3 Lives and Our Theory. The late-night impromptu jam sessions and various projects that have emerged from the small club on Avenue C have come to be known as the “Nublu Sound”, a sound very much intertwined with the goals Ersahin has been pursuing throughout his career. Projects overseas such as Ersahin’s WonderlandAfternoon in Rio and the Nublu Jazz Festival in Sao Paolo, Istanbul, and New York only serve to cement Ersahin’s reputation as an innovator and pioneer in so many corners of the globe.

 Listen below to Ilhan Ersahin Instanbul Sessions new song “Aslan”, the second single from his forthcoming new album “Instanbul Sessions Bir Zamanlar Simdi”:

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Ilhan Ersahin Instanbul Sessions new  album “Instanbul Sessions Bir Zamanlar Simdi” will come out on 13th November 2020, via Nublu Records.

 

Personnel:

Ilhan Ersahin - tenor saxophone

Alp Ersönmez - bass

Turgut Alp Bekoğlu - drums

İzzet Kızıl - percussion

 

Tracklist:

  1. Hittities
  2. Aslan
  3. Luvice
  4. Şuppiluliuma
  5. Hurri-Mitanni (Güzel Haber)
  6. Kaynak
  7. Hattusa - Gate in the Earth
  8. Furu Semu - The Sun Godess

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

 

cktrl - Robyn

Till Bronner, Bob James - Save Your Love for Me

Ibrahim Maalouf, Marcus Miller - Harlem - Duo Version

Ilhan Ersahin, Alp Ersonmez, Turgut Alp Bekoglu, Izzet Kizil - Aslan

Gabriele Pribetti - Just Five Minutes

Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman, Antonio Sanchez - Northbound

Analog Players Society, Amon Drum - Chase

EABS - UFO

Kruder & Dorfmeister - Swallowed The Moon

Potatohead People - In The Garden

Quantic - Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

Souleance - Disco Sega

The Mighty Mocambos - Theme From Beverly Hills Cop (Axel F) - Live at Jam PDM

Lettuce - Remember the Children - Flamingosis Remix

Liam Bailey - Cold & Clear

Greentea Peng - Revolution

Akasha, Ranking Joe - Jah Jah Hold Them

Tank and The Bangas, Hasizzle, Keedy Black, Big Choo - To Be Real

Dumpstaphunk, Chali 2na, Trombone Short - Justice 2020

Patchworks, Nelson Dialect - Blue Benz

 

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