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Konstrukt & Alexander Hawkins: Live at Cafe OTO [VINYL 2 LPs] (Holidays Records)

The Turkish free improvising quartet Konstrukt of Korhan Futaci (sax and woodwinds), Berke Can Ozcan (drums), Barlas Tan Ozemek (electric bass) and Umut Caglar (electric guitar and etc.) met British pianist Alexander Hawkins at London's Cafe OTO in 2015 to record this captivating and unpredictable set of electric free improv.
 

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UPC: 769791965980

Label: Holidays Records
Catalog ID: HOL 103LP
Squidco Product Code: 24043

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Italy
Packaging: LP - Gatefold
Recorded live at Cafe Oto, in London, England, on August 10th, 2015, by Luca Consonni.


Personnel:

Korhan Futaci-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, reeds, vocals, loops

Berke Can Ozcan-drums, electronic drums

Barlas Tan Ozemek-electric bass

Umut Caglar-electric guitar, reeds, flute, effects, drum machine

Alexander Hawkins-piano, melodica

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. First Set Pt.1 22:51

SIDE B



1. First Set Pt.2 23:02

SIDE C



1. Second Set Pt.1 19:34

SIDE D



1. Second Set Pt.2 19:35
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"Istanbul-based free music ensemble Konstrukt perform alongside special guest Alexander Hawkins building the perfect groove in a sweaty Cafe OTO on August 10th 2015. Two sets from the same night, each a 40 minute long improvisation. First set is a psychedelic warm-up where the Turkish quartet welcomes Hawkins in a whirlwind of hypnotic funky tunes going electric in the Miles way. The second set starts with Hawkins piano keys bouncing along a silent background soon to be filled with a groovy odd drum tempo leading to a wall of sound where all parts build a perfectly unpredictable dialogue."-Holiday


Artist Biographies:

"Korhan Futacı: Turkish composer, saxophonist bio Gained recognition for his lyrics, compositions and saxophone performance on Tamburada's album 'Fantastik'. His audience grew with Dandadadan's album 'Sen Bana Birini Android'. Performed at Berlin, Antwerp, Istanbul, Akbank, Alanya and Afyon jazz festivals. Also innumerable times at concert venues in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Antalya. Shared the stage with many international artists. His debut album containing all his own lyrics and compositions was released in 2010. He worked with Andy Jackson, whom we know from Pink Floyd and David Gilmore albums. Second album 'Pavurya' met the audience in 2012. sound Chaos of İstanbul and musical journey of madness. line-up Korhan Futacı (vocal, saxophone) Özün Usta (percussion, vibraphone, acoustic effects) Ediz Hafızoğlu (drums and cymbals) Gökhan Şahinkaya (bass guitar) Selim Saraçoğlu (gitar Barlas) Tan Özemek (guitar Barlas) Görkem Karabudak (keyboards)"

-Salon (http://www.saloniksv.com/en/event/417/korhan-futaci-kara-orkestra)
5/19/2017

"Founder/producer of the record label "Who Are We Who We Are" www.whoarewewhoweare.net leads a project that connects different drummers worldwide, it's called "Big Beats Big Times", so far the participants were Kenny Wollesen, Erland Dahlen, Jack Irons, Steve Nistor, Craig Santiago, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Blair Sinta and Sebastian Maschat. One of the two founders of MUTUMUT, a drum duo with Ozun Usta, playing calf and goat skinned vintage kits teaches and conducts an improvisational rhythm orchestra titled "Ritmus" in Sabanci University since 2012 some of the past & present bands/projects are: 123, Lara Di Lara, Marika, Sundowner, Great Republic of South, Tamburada, DANdadaDAN, Korhan Futaci & Kara Orkestra, Sezen Aksu."

-http://istanbulcymbals.com/artists/110/berke-can-zcan.html (Istanbul Cymbals)
5/19/2017

"Umut Çağlar Born 1972, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey Member of Dead Country, Konstrukt Genres Free Improvisation"

-RateYourMusic.com (http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/umut_caglar)
5/19/2017

"Alexander Hawkins is a composer, pianist, organist, and bandleader who is 'unlike anything else in modern creative music' (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a 'dazzling new apex' (Downbeat). A largely self-taught improviser, he works in a vast array of creative contexts. His own highly distinctive soundworld is forged through the search to reconcile both his love of free improvisation and profound fascination with composition and structure. In 2012, he was chosen as a member of the first edition of the London Symphony Orchestra's 'Soundhub' scheme for young composers. He also received a major BBC commission in late 2012 for a fifty minute composition: One Tree Found was first performed and broadcast in March 2013, and was subsequently performed and broadcast for the WDR in Cologne (2014). He has also twice been commissioned by the London Jazz Festival (once as composer, once as an arranger), and by the Cheltenham Jazz Festival (2016).

An in-demand sideman, Hawkins continues to be heard live and on record with vast array of contemporary leaders of all generations, including the likes of Evan Parker, John Surman, Joe McPhee, Mulatu Astatke, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Marshall Allen, Rob Mazurek, Taylor Ho Bynum, and Harris Eisenstadt, amongst many others. He has also been noted in recent years for his performances in the bands of legendary South African drummer, Louis Moholo-Moholo. Concert appearances have taken him to club, concert and festival stages worldwide."

-Alexander Hawkins Website (http://www.alexanderhawkinsmusic.com/biographyimages.html)
5/19/2017

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