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Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext? feat. Anat Cohen, Dave Liebman, Tiger Okoshi and Antonio Sanchez
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The Making of Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Jazz Orchestra in C featuring Dave Liebman
The Making of The 'Niyaz' Suite featuring Antonio Sanchez
1 The Turkish 2nd Line - features Anat Cohen
2 A Dream In Nihavend
3 Whirl Around
4 Concerto - mvt 1 - features Dave Liebman
5 Concerto - mvt 2 - features Dave Liebman
6 Concerto - mvt 3 - features Dave Liebman
7 A Jazzed Up Devri Revan - features Tiger Okoshi and Antonio Sanchez
8 An Afro Semai - features Tiger Okoshi and Antonio Sanchez
9 Love Theme from Ergenekon
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Resolution marks a major step forward for Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, the musical polyglot, multi-instrumentalist, restless bandleader and prolific composer who writes in both contemporary classical and jazz but draws heavily from Turkish influences. His band Whatsnext' -- a shapeshifting jazz orchestra that can be pared down to a combo, depending on his needs -- is a force to be reckoned with, able to conform to the demands of Sanlıkol's complex but accessible compositions and shift genres on a moment's notice. Sanlıkol was able to recruit a roster of A-list guests to solo on the compositions of Resolution, including clarinetist Anat Cohen, soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman, trumpeter Tiger Okoshi and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Moreover, he composed their showcases with them in mind after he secured their commitments, rather than try to fit them into the music he had already completed. "I designed (the compositions) to make sure that it was these four specific artists that these pieces were written for," he says. "This was not a project where I brought them in to blow. Absolutely not."

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