Prominent drummer and musician Ediz Hafızoğlu’s musical project Nazdrave’s EP “Üç Türkü”, which consists of Anatolian folk songs, has been released on Apple Music, Fizy, Spotify and YouTube. The album, released through Lin Records, the album features Cem Tuncer, Ercüment Orkut, Serhan Erkol as well as Ediz Hafızoğlu and brings an electro-acoustic interpretation to three Anatolian folk songs. “Kerpiç Kerpiç Üstüne” finds new life with Atakan Akdaş’s interpretation while Taylan Özgür Ölmez’s interpretation of “Çay Benim Çeşme Benim” becomes immortalized and Aşık Veysel’s “Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım” finds voice through Jülide Özçelik.
One of the most successful drummer and musicians of the local music scene, Ediz Hafızoğlu, has founded his music project Nazdrave in 2014 and brought together many different genres such as jazz, rap, rock and hip-hop. Now this project brings us the EP called “Üç Türkü”. The EP consists of “Kerpiç Kerpiç Üstüne” from Diyarbakır area, “Çay Benim Çeşme Benim” from Antalya and Aşık Veysel’s unforgettable masterpiece “Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım”. The album was released on the 6th of September, Friday.
Aşık Veysel’s voice
Serhan Erkol wrote the arrangements for two pieces in the album. “Kerpiç Kerpiç Üstüne” is sung by Atakan Akdaş while “Çay Benim Çeşme Benim” is interpreted by Taylan Özgür Ölmez. Jülide Özçelik breathes new life into Âşık Veysel’s well known piece “Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım” and was arranged by Cem Tuncer, Ercüment Orkut and Ediz Hafızoğlu. The biggest surprise element in “Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım” is Âşık Veysel Şatıroğlu’s ‘hello’ from archival records.
“Üç Türkü” features Barış Doğukan Yazıcı on the trumpet, Serhan Erkol on alto sax, Ercüment Orkut on keyboards, Cem Tuncer on the guitar, Cenk Erdoğan on string tambur, Volkan Hürsever on double bass and Ediz Hafızoğlu on drums and electronics. Its mixing and mastering was done by Sinan Sakızlı. The album cover was designed by Yiğit Gürevin and drawn by Burcu Ürgüt.
‘Cheers’ in Bulgarian!
Ediz Hafızoğlu is acknowledged to be one of the most prominent drummers of the local music scene and his project Nazdrave started in Bulgaria’s Paisevo village and its journey continued on to Istanbul in 2014. Nazdrave means ‘cheers’ in Bulgarian and features the pieces the artist wrote and arranged without being confined to personal and musical limitations to be played and sung with musicians he enjoys working with.
“Nazdrave” project has had “Nazdrave” (2014), “Nazdrave: Live at 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival” (2016) and “13” (2018) albums released and featured Birsen Tezer, Ece Ünsal, Elif Çağlar Muslu, Jülide Özçelik, Ülkü Aybala Sunat, Ceza, Ayben, Da Poet, Kamufle and Ağaçkakan. “Üç Türkü” is Nazdrave’s fourth album.
EP, 6 September 2019, Lin Records
Kerpiç Kerpiç Üstüne
Arrangement: Serhan Erkol
Vocals: Atakan Akdaş
Çay Benim Çeşme Benim
Arrangement: Serhan Erkol
Vocals: Taylan Özgür Ölmez
Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım
Arrangement: Cem Tuncer, Ercüment Orkut, Ediz Hafızoğlu
Vocals: Jülide Özçelik
Trumpet: Barış Doğukan Yazıcı
Alto Saxophone: Serhan Erkol
Piano & Keyboards: Ercüment Orkut
Guitar: Cem Tuncer
String tambur: Cenk Erdoğan
Double bass: Volkan Hürsever
Drums and Electronics: Ediz Hafızoğlu
Recording: Sinan Sakızlı / Hayyam Stüdyoları
Recording assistant: Ceylan Akçar
Mix & Mastering: Sinan Sakızlı
Cover illustration: Burcu Ürgüt
Cover design: Yiğit Gürevin