Sanlikol, Dr. Mehmet Ali
Rock Paper Scissors, 2013, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: What’s Next? is a truly vibrant and dynamic work, one that parallels the life of the composer, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol. He started writing music as a teenager in Turkey and evolved with time and experiences at Berklee and in New York among many other places. We hear rich brass textures in a large ensemble that is strong but never overpowering. This is music that is sophisticated and easily embraced. Our favorite is “On the Edge of the extreme possible” marrying American blues with Turkish Saba Makam.
Publicist: Rock Paper Scissors Inc.