Eren Coşkuner: “Respective”
Esen Müzik (2018)
Composition and arrangements: Eren Coşkuner
Recording: Tritone Studio Los Angeles, CA, USA
Recording Engineer: Talley Sherwood
Recording Date: 16/17/18 February 2018
Mix: Alp Turaç, Das Studio, Antalya
Mastering: Pieter Snapper, Babajim Studios and Mastering, İstanbul.
Album Cover: Eren Coşkuner
Graphical Design: Berat Kösemen
Eren Coşkuner (Flute,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Fx)
Dennis Hamm (E.Piano,Keyboard,Synthesizer)
Mike Miller (g)
Dan Lutz (b)
Chaun Dupre Horton (d)
Katisse Buckingham (sax)
2. Emotional Quotient
3. Love Feel
5. Grandmother’s Clock
6. Electronic Times
7. Life of Indistinct
9. Perpetual Motion
Eren Coşkuner released “The Long Way”, the first jazz flute album in Turkish jazz history in 2013 through Gri Plak label and combined this unique instrument with a rather special genre, creating a special album that could be used as an example many years later (I don’t even remember how many times I listened to this album when it came out). Coşkuner does not stray too far from the path he has chosen for himself in his second album “Respective” and takes the fusion boat this time around, making big slaloms to find the way into the listeners’ minds.
Eren Coşkuner was accompanied by some of the most prominent jazz musicians, Ercüment Orkut, Eylem Pelit, Şenova Ülker and Ediz Hafızoğlu, in The Long Way. The musician signalled that “Respective”, an album he recorded in Los Angeles with only three accompanying musicians, would be an album dominated by fusion from the first second: Dennis Hamm, known for his works with Thundercat, Greg Howe and Virgil Donati; Mike Miller who has worked and recorded with important musicians such as Chick Corea, Vital Information, Vinnie Colaiuta, Quincy Jones and Brand X; and R&B and fusion veteran Chaun Dupre Horton who has worked with Macy Gray, Jessica Simpson, Natasha Bedingfield and Tal Wilkenfeld.
Dynamic “Emotional Quotient”, “Imagine” and “Electronic Times” are followed by “Love Feel” and “Panic” with their great 1980s groove. I find the steps Eren Coşkuner took with “Respective” rather similar to those taken by Miles Davis when we diverged from the widely accepted path of traditional jazz after his ‘Nefertiti’ album, calling out to music lovers like myself who hide and do not wish to emerge from behind the traditional jazz mountain after listening to his first album.