Scott H. Thompson

Fahir Atakoğlu For Love
Release Date: July 24th
Street Date: August 3rd


 

An unrepentant romantic, Turkish-American pianist-composer-arranger Fahir Atakoğlu is all-in For Love (Far & Here, LLC) on his 18th album as a leader. A visionary undertaking that blends musical elements from Turkey, Spain, Italy, the Middle East, Cuba and Brazil while revealing touches of American jazz in the freewheeling improvisations heard throughout, For Love also carries the majestic sweep of symphonic polyphony in Fahir's stirring string orchestrations. With world-class musicians in American saxophonist Bob Franceschini, Canadian bassist Alain Caron, Turkish percussionist Mustafa Boztuy and Cuban drumming marvel Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, For Love also features an international cast of vocalists in Spain's Buika, Brazil's Luciana Souza, Italy's Letizia Gambi and American rising star jazz singer Aimée Allen, each contributing lyrics while singing in their native tongue.

 

For Love
Release Date: July 24, 2020

MUSICIANS:
BUIKA Vocalist
LUCIANA SOUZA Vocalist
LETIZIA GAMBI Vocalist
AIMÉE ALLEN Vocalist
FAHİR ATAKOĞLU Piano
ALAIN CARON Bass
HORACIO "EL NEGRO" HERNANDEZ Drums
MUSTAFA BOZTUY Darbuka & Bendir
BOB FRANCESCHINI Tenor & Soprano Sax
ROMERO LUBAMBO Acoustic Guitar
ÇAĞATAY ÇETİN Solo Cello
RÜSTEM MUSTAFA Solo Violin
UĞUR VAROL Acoustic Fretless Guitar
FATİH AHISKALI Oud
GÖKSUN ÇAVDAR Bass Clarinet
ÖZER ARKUN Cello

Recorded at:
Carriage House, Stamford Connecticut


 

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About the Author / Scott H. Thompson

About Scott Thompson Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: Style Quarterly is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support of Jazz.

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