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Serhan Erkol's new single Mediterrano
Out on December 16!
The first album of Selen Gülün's azure jazz orchestra
Blue Band meets the audience
click on the image to listen the whole album at bandcamp
Blue Band is an orchestra formed by Selen Gülün with the combination of 3 wind, 3 brass instruments and a standart piano trio as rhythm section. In Blue Band performances, you can come across traces of contemporary music, a standard jazz orchestra style with swings, sections with collective improvisations, sweet melodies, strong harmonies. Selen Gulun composes in care for each performer to reveal their characters in music. The use of instruments in different combinations, such as sextet, septet, octet and nonet in compositions, ensures that the performance takes place in a colorful atmosphere from beginning to end.
Composer and pianist Selen Gülün is an artist who has stood out from other contemporary musicians with her innovative and leading identity in all her music works and has made a place for herself in Turkish music history. Her works were performed in various parts of the world. With the awards she received, she lived and worked in Rome, New York, Boston, London and Tokyo, took the stage with great artists at important stages and festivals. Her music and life was covered and followed by the world's leading media mediums such as Downbeat, New York Times, Herald Tribune, and BBC Radio 3. Her trio album “Answers” peaked at number 6 on the Japanese Jazz charts, and her song album "Baska” peaked at number 4.
At Blue Band concerts, Gülün performs works that go beyond the Classical Jazz Orchestra format, composed by considering the harmony of written and improvised music. Selen Gülün conducts this magnificent orchestra, each of which consists of most valuable musicians of Turkish Jazz scene, and takes the stage together. Until now, Blue Band has given concerts at Borusan Music House, Bova and Zorlu PSM Touche in Istanbul.
Barış Doğukan Yazıcı, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Halil İbrahim Işık, Trumpet
Bulut Gülen, Trombone
Serhan Erkol, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax
Engin Recepoğulları, Tenor Sax
Barış Ertürk, Bariton Sax, Bass Clarinet
Selen Gülün, Piano
Ozan Musluoğlu, Contrabass
(*Alper Yılmaz, Electric Bass, #3)
Berke Özgümüş, Drums
Recorded live by Sinan Sakızlı and Ceylan Akçar at Hayyam Studios on May 14-15, 2022.
Mixed by Emre Malikler
Mastering by Jordi Vidal Franch
Album Art work, Özgür Rakıcıyan
Cover designed by Berk Çakmakçı.