CD ‘Odd Tango’, CD-Odd-Tango

by Kamil Erdem Quartet

Crossover of Ottoman and Western musical traditions. With soloists from Istanbul and Holland. Lotz participated as co-initiator, composer and recording engineer. The Debut CD ‘Odd Tango’ is released in July 2008 on the Turkish AK label, Istanbul. 

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Odd Tango (Erdem) Odd Tango (exerpt)

Ol’ Bosperus (Lotz) Ol’ Bosperus (exerpt)

Choc Traffic (Lotz) Cok Traffic (exerpt)

Yeni Kopru (Erdem) Yeni Kopru (The New Bridge) (exerpt)

Misri (The Egyptian) (Erdem) Misri (The Egyptian)

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Musicians Kamil Erdem (bass), Mark Alban Lotz (c-, bass flutes, bansuri), Fatith Ahiskali (ud), Alan Gunga Purves (perc)

“Kamil Erdem with integral teamwork and virtuos solos. An impressive performance … .” (Volkskrant dec. 2007)

“Bit by bit this piece of work is growing into a rock of intruiging actual music. Who knows maybe even ‘the’ jazz of the twentyfirst century. A strong group.”(Mazzmuzika, april 2009)

“In the title piece Turkisch melismatisms are melting together with jazzy exploration impulse into a wonderfull Tango. Highlight is Ol Bosperus of Lotz with wringing glissandi out of the ud over a sultry groove.” (Volkskrant, feb. 2009)

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