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Okay Temiz

Created in Istanbul in 1939, Ok Temiz was influenced early by his mom, Naciye, who was simply classically schooled in music. Playing appropriately since 1955, Temiz researched in the Ankara Conservatory with the Tophane Artwork Institute to understand to develop his own exclusive instruments. After conference Maffy Falay and Don Cherry, he resolved in Sweden; with Cherry and bassist Johnny Dyani he toured the U.S. and European countries (Reside in Ankara, Sonet 1971). The group Xaba, with Dyani and trumpeter Mongezi Feza, was founded in 1972 (Rejoice, Cadillac 1972; Music for Xaba, Sonet 1972; Music for Xaba 2, Sonet 1979). In 1974, Temiz made his very own Oriental Wind, broadly using Turkish equipment such as for example ney and gayda (performed by Haci Tekbilek), zurna, kaval, ud, saz, and sipsi. For a few performances, his mom joined up with the group. He generally featured Turkish music artists to be able to help them gain worldwide recognition, and held strong ties along with his homeland; his all-star Compact disc Zikir (Ada 1981) features the fantastic ney participant Aka Gündüz, pianist Tuna Otenel, and best bassist/arranger Onno Tunc, while Karsilama (Ada) is really a glorified, exciting edition from the percussion/zurna music associated wedding celebrations in Traditional western Turkey. In 1991 and 1992, he released Fis Fis Tziganes (Label La Lichere) with several gypsy music artists from Istanbul, and Green Influx (Uzelli); in 1993, along with his Magnetic Music group (Ano Kato, 1995), he added South African rhythms to his palette. After living for nearly 30 years overseas, the new, even more open cultural environment as well as the crop of youthful musicians approaching motivated him to come back to Turkey in 1998. He includes a extremely intense plan of teaching and carrying out there, frequently guesting in probably the most renowned orchestras or creating his personal tasks that feature his developed instruments, just like the hand-made copper drums, the Magic Pyramid, and Artemiz made out of camel and sheep bells.

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