Tuzu Kuru Records, May 26, 2023
Fuat Tuaç (vo, comp)
Kevin Turcotte (tp)
Eric St. Laurent (g)
Eric West (d)
Kim Richardson (vo)
Yeşim Akın (vo)
1. No Strings Attached (Tuaç) 2:46
2. Asla Unutamam (Tuaç/Ferrer) 4:00
3. Chez Moi Feat. Kim Richardson (Féline/Mizraki) 3:52
4. Long And Winding Road (Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım) (Veysel/Tuaç) 5:45
5. The Immigrant (Tuaç) 3:44 6.Aeroplane (Palmer) 4:00
7. Who’s That man? (Tuaç) 4:52
8. Moss Park (Tuaç) 3:37
9. La Rua Madureira (Ferrer) 4:44
10. Stay (Tuaç) 3:53
11. Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım Feat.Yeşim Akın (Veysel) 6:28
This album was recorded at Kensington studios in Toronto. Fuat Tuaç duets were recorded in Montreal and Istanbul.
We remember Fuat Tuaç with his debut album “Late Bloomer” released in 2017. Tuaç is a very interesting musician. He practiced law in Türkiye, France and the United Kingdom. Despite being successful in her profession, she could not turn her back on her passion for jazz. Tuaç, who attended the vocal workshop of the unique personality Sibel Köse in Istanbul, also took private piano lessons. In 2011, he moved to Montreal to study jazz at Concordia University. Meanwhile, he worked in local bars and clubs and attended jam sessions. Then he released his first album “Late Bloomer” in 2017. Singing in five languages, Fuat Tuaç has a bright voice and clean articulation. It reminded me of Al Jarreau and Theo Bleckmann with this feature. Currently living in Toronto, Tuaç has a broad perspective on jazz. He does not neglect to add colors from Turkish folk music to this angle, he composes Turkish compositions. For example, Anonymous “Havada Bulut Yok” in “Late Bloomer”, “Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım” by Aşık Veysel in “The Immigrant” and a joint work “Asla Unutamam”. As the name suggests, “The Immigrant” is an album in which Tuaç reflects on his experiences in Canada as an immigrant artist, his struggle for self-acceptance, and his feelings. His duets with Kim Richardson in “Chez Moi” and Yeşim Akın in “Uzun İnce Yoldayim” are the cornerstones of the album’s eclectic structure.
Definitely, the contribution of the musicians he recorded together with Fuat Tuaç is also important in the success of the album. Of course, we would like to hear this line-up in Istanbul as it is…
Note: The income of the album “The Immigrant” will be donated to AHBAP for earthquake victims.