Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Jan 15th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Ramazan Güntek ve Arkadaşları (Keşan) “Trakya Karşılamaşı” from Ver Coşkuyu -2- (Ulusum) —this show continues the music of Turkey. It will devoted to music of the urbanized Roma, mostly from kesan and Istanbul. we start with a Karsilamas - a free dance in 9/8 done by both Turks and GreeksBuy it!
Mustafa Kandirali & Ensemble “Collection Of Dancetunes” from Caz Roman (World Network 1992) —many melodies in a variety of rhythms, from the very slow Harmandali Zeybek to other more generic fast tunes. there are also some great solos by the various musicians. Catch the kanun player especially.Buy it!
Mustafa Kandirali & Ensemble “Mastika” from Caz Roman (World Network 1992) —the melody for this extended piece is from a famous song about one of the favorite libations of the clientele of the bars in which this kind of music is played. "Mastika" is flavored like ouzo, and the better brands are so smooth you can easily have moreBuy it!
Selim Sesler “Biz Neşeli Romanız” from Romanes Clarinet: Ayılana Gazoz Bayılana Limon (Özlem 2007) —a piece in 9/8 in the Kesan style. Sesler and his fellow Roma constitute the largest concentration of musicians of this style in turkeyBuy it!
Selim Sesler & The Sounds Of Thrace Ensemble “Tulum” from Roads To Kesan: Regional And Turkish Rom (Gypsy) Music Of Thrace (Traditional Crossroads www.traditionalcrossroads.com 2000) —a "tulum" is a piece, usually in 9, with the first 2 beats played heavily (we would say beats 1 & 3 out of 9, some some musicians count this as 4 beats, the 4th being half again as long as the others: "1,2,3, 4-"Buy it!
Burhan Öçal & Istanbul Oriental Ensemble “Hicazkâr Sahin Oyun Havasi” from Gypsy Rum (Network www.networkmedien.de 1995) —This track is not so much about variations on a theme as it is a showcase for the various soloists.Buy it!
Burhan Öçal & The Trakya All Stars Feat. Smadj “Zigoş” from Oynamaya Geldik (Double Moon 2006) —this track begins an exploration of the newer styles the Roma have gone into in the last few years. This is an electrified version of old village music, featuring the sound of the zurna over the top of electronic musicBuy it!
Hüsnü Şenlendirici & Trio Chios “Bekledim De Gelmedin” from Ege'nin İki Yanı (both sides of the Aegean) (Double Moon 2010) —and, last, we have a CD of music that is a collaboration with Greek musicians, of repertoire common to both groups, something that never would have happened 30 years ago.Buy it!
Erol Köker, Zara, Orhan Hakalmaz, & Elvan Erbaşı “Bursa Köy Güvendeleri” from Türkülerle Türkiye - 16 Bursa (Ulus Müzik 1999) —and we end with a long track in the "radio folk" style we began with last week.Buy it!