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Classical Turkish music featuring the beautiful voice of Saadet Turkoz accompanied by Elliot Sharp (guitar), Joelle Leandre (bass), Burhan Ocal (ud, saz) and Martin Schutz (cello).

Turkoz, Saadet
Marmara Sea

Turkoz, Saadet: Marmara Sea (Intakt)
Label: Intakt    
Released in: Switzerland    

"The beauty of the voice and the transparency of the structures characterize the music of Saadet Türköz. That the Kazakh-Turkish singer who lives in Zurich is releasing a record with the smallest possible instrumentation is no accident: the duo, as a transparent form that favors the minute comprehensibility of its individual elements, suits her. Saadet Türköz's duos are a filigrane transfer of sounds as they come to being in their innermost form, in their intuition, as Saadet says. The duos with Elliott Sharp, Burhan Öçal, Joëlle Léandre and Martin Schütz offer space for the full tonal development of the voice of Saadet Türköz."-Intakt

"Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro."-Elliott Sharp

-Elliott Sharp website (

"Joëlle Léandre (born 12 September 1951 in Aix-en-Provence, France) is a double bassist, vocalist, and composer active in new music and free improvisation.

In the field of contemporary music, she has performed with Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, and worked with Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Both Cage and Giacinto Scelsi have composed works specifically for her.

She gave an historic solo concert in "Jazz em Agosto" in 2007 (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal). In this same top jazz festival, Léandre performed also in the "Quartet Noir", a quartet with quite rare live performances, with Marilyn Crispell, Urs Leimgruber and Fritz Hauser.

She has also collaborated with some of the preeminent musicians in the fields of jazz and improvised music, including Derek Bailey, Barre Phillips, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, India Cooke, Evan Parker, Irène Schweizer, Steve Lacy, Maggie Nicols, Fred Frith, Carlos Zingaro, John Zorn, Susie Ibarra, J. D. Parran, Kevin Norton, Eric Watson, Ernst Reijseger, Akosh S. and Sylvie Courvoisier.

In 1983 she became a member of the European Women Improvising Group (EWIG), which resulted from former Feminist Improvising Group and in later 1980s she co-founded the feminist improvising Trio Les Diaboliques, with Schweizer and Nicols."

-Wikipedia (

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Product Information:

UPC: 7619942475628

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: 061
Squidco Product Code: 18386

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1999
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray in wrap-around box, not sealed.
Recorded by Jeroen Visser between August 1998 and February 1999 at Schauspielhaus Akademie Zurich.


Saadet Turkoz-voice

Elliott Sharp-guitar

Joelle Leandre-bass

Burhan Ocal-ud, saz

Martin Schutz-electric 5-string cello

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Track Listing:

1. Aksam Oldu 2:44

2. Karam 2:51

3. Seherde Bir Baga Girdim 5:01

4. Hudey 4:36

5. Geceler 6:02

6. Tüsüm 2:38

7. Yasemen 5:04

8. Marmara Deryesi 4:19

9. Kalin Keldi 3:50

10. Sabahtan Ugradim Ben Bir Güzele 4:13

11. Cay Eli 3:03

12. Bulutlar Adam Öldürmesin 5:52

13. Cildizim 3:36

14. Boyu Bulgan 2:47

15. Havada Bulut Yok 4:21

16. Aman Avci Vurma Beni 3:23