13 October, Ozan Musluoğlu Quintet
Jeremy Pelt (trumpet)
Engin Recepoğulları (tenor saxophone)
Anthony Wonsey (piano)
Ozan Musluoğlu (double bass)
Ferit Odman (drums)
Ozan Musluoğlu’s fourth album, “nine”, recorded in 2016, consists of original compositions by nine of the most important iconic double bass players in world jazz history. The original lineup of the album includes the very important, world-famous trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and the magnificent pianist Anthony Wonsey, as well as Engin Recepoğulları and Ferit Odman, who are among the most important saxophonists and drummers of our country.
October 21, Chucho Valdes Quartet
Chucho Valdes (piano)
Armando Gola (double bass)
Horacio El Negro Hernandez (drums)
Roberto Vizcaino Jr. (conga, percussion)
The great legend Chucho Valdes, who is considered one of the five best pianists in jazz history and celebrated her 80th birthday last year, will be a guest on the CRR stage with her quartet on the evening of October 21, after a very long time.
Considered one of the five best pianists in jazz history, Chucho Valdes meets art lovers as a musician who devoted her musical life to reshaping the originality and subtleties of Cuban culture and bringing them into a contemporary form. He is an eight-time Grammy-winning Blue Note artist, the founder of Afro-Cuban jazz’s most important group Irakere, and the creator of the New York – Havana jazz line. But most importantly, he is a living jazz legend and the pioneer of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna (Cuban Modern Music Orchestra), which put Cuban jazz in a very important cultural perspective in the world in the early 1970s.
Chucho Valdes, the son of Bebo Valdes, who is remembered as the most important Latin jazz cabaret of all time and is responsible for the arrangements of the Tropicana in Havana, Cuba, and is described as the central figure of Cuban music, is one of those rare musicians that you need to define a specific area when trying to explain.
Chucho Valdes is known as one of the most productive figures in the jazz world with the ensembles he has founded since 1961, the concerts he has given in more than 50 countries, his 52 albums and eight Grammy Awards; Throughout his career, he shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, Michael Camilla, Chick Korea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Brandford and Winton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Taj Mahal, Jack Dejonnette, Ron Carter and many other famous musicians.
25 October, Burhan Öçal & Alexey Botvinov East meets West
Burhan Öçal (percussion)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)
The concert, which will be held under the title of ‘East meets West’, a unique “piano and drums” project combining the piano masterpieces of world-renowned percussion virtuoso Burhan Öçal and the famous Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov with oriental rhythms, will be held in the world music category, previously in Paris, Paris. They performed for music lovers with numerous tours in world music centers such as Zurich, Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Klev, Basel, Montreux Jazz Festival and Cyprus. The duo, who started their lives in Switzerland where their paths crossed at different times, continued by developing and adding different works to their repertoire, and they successfully continue both their long-standing friendship and their career.
In the concert, the duo primarily interprets the distinguished works of important composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev and Philip Glass in a different way. The duo also has albums released as part of the unique ‘piano and drums’ project, which combines piano masterpieces with oriental rhythms (Burhan Öçal-Alexey Botvinov / “Goldberg Reloaded Project”, ‘Reloaded 2’ and ‘Double-Piano & Percussion’). Botvinov, who lives in Switzerland, is described as one of the most important Rachmaninov commentators in the world.
26 October, Güç Başar Gülle “Synthetic Vision”
Batu Şallıel (tenor saxophone)
Güç Başar Gülle (guitar, piano)
Jef Giansily (piano)
Baran Say (double bass)
Cem Aksel (drums)
Ayşegül Aykaç (vocals)
Serap Çağlayan (law)
Enver Mete Aslan (oud)
To the lovers of wisdom who see the truth as truth…
Güç Başar Gülle, who transfers his experience in Turkish music, jazz and Western Classical music, as well as visual arts and philosophy disciplines, to his music projects, takes a new step in his musical journey with his latest project “Synthetic Vision”. Drawing on the formal and intellectual accumulation of Ottoman-Turkish music, Güç Başar Gülle brings the multi-dimensional form of perception of life to the time and space of modern and jazz music, focusing only on music without attaching an absolute value to any historical phenomenon.