Various Artists / Bazaar Istanbul
Album: Bazaar Istanbul   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Arc Music Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-23 Pull Date: 2004-10-25 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 17 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 25, 2010: Music Casserole
Altin Yuzuk Hos Bilezik
4. Sep 24, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum - On The Silk Road
Soyleyin Yildizlar Sevgilim
2. Nov 25, 2004: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Soyleyin Yildizlar Sevgilim
5. Sep 18, 2004: Zeynep's Turkish Approximation
Soyleyin Yildizlar Sevgilim
3. Oct 14, 2004: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Soyleyin Yildizlar Sevgilim
6. Sep 04, 2004: Morning Glory
Soyleyin Yildizlar Sevgilim

Album Review
David Shaw
Reviewed 2004-08-19
Coll: Bazaar Istanbul—Music of Turkey
Sampler coll of ARC Music out of Sussex.Six of 13 tracks from the same duo +
ensemble. Liner notes indicate that the music is of Gypsy provenance, though the
track descriptions only say so for #4 & 9 .For the most part, these are
upbeat infectious melodies, one can see the dancing around the fire.
As with many Middle Eastern musics, time and tonal shifts abound, and improv
cadenzas (called uzun hava in Turkic) add ornament. Exotic instruments,
exuberant rhythms, danceable beats—how can you lose? Play it!
Faves: 1,2,3,9,10,11 (Dr D 08-04)
1Instrumental,upbeat belly dance. 9 piece ensemble wails and sways. Good solo turns
2 Instr. Medley 4 short ‘fishy’ songs. Six piece trad folk ensemble; plenty tempo changes
3 Vocal medium tempo, driving, “My lover is like a lion” handclaps, fun percussion
4 Instr. Med, loping, filmic. 9-piece ensemble .Tune recalls Thracian town Senburgaz
5Vocal. Med, lament.”I should die.”. Just vox +saz. Poor record quality sounds ‘old’
6Instr med Wedding dance music. Bride’s fam brings her to groom’s house , everyone dances
7Instr slow, measured pace, a zeybek dance. 7 pieces, heavy on the percussion
8 Vocal, slow to med. A love song about not being from good enough family to please
the prospective bride’s parents
9 Instr med/fast dance, called segah. Same group as 4. Flows along streamingly
10Vocal, med/slow. See #5,very similar
11 Instr, fast belly dance. Stretches to give 9-piece ensemble solo improvs
12Vocal, med/slow. Where Bobby McFerrin found his title.
13 Instr med/slow. Complex interplay between zither and keyboards, belly dance

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Ensemble Huseyin Turkmenler Soyleyin Yildizlar Sevgilim
2. Anadolou University Folk Dance Karadeniz
3. Corringham & Hadjineophytou Aslan Gibi Yarim Var
4. Kusgoz, Ahmet & Arkadaslari Senburgaz Ciftetellisi
5. Turkmenler, Huseyin & Gunay Olem Ben, Olem Ben
6. Turkmenler, Huseyin & Gunay Murzifon Karsilama
7. Turkish Folk Music Ensemble Haydi Efrem Yere Vurda Dagla
8. Turkmenler, Huseyin & Gunay Altin Yuzuk Hos Bilezik
9. Kusgoz, Ahmet & Arkadaslari Segah Roman Havasi
10. Turkmenler, Huseyin & Gunay Gelmisem, Gormusem, Isterem
11. Ensemble Huseyin Turkmenler Rast Oyun Havasi
12. Corringham & Hadjineophytou Sevin Gyri
13. Ensemble Huseyin Turkmenler Nihavent Oyun Havasi