"From father to son, a clarinet legend"
ISTANBUL | BALKANS | GYPSY
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One breath, three generations
The maestro Ramazan Sesler, son of the legendary Selim Sesler known as “Coltrane of the clarinet”, perpetuates a unique style and a three generations lineage that left its mark on Turkey and the Balkans.
Ramazan Sesler reveals all aspects of his instrument and leads us from fine makams to Balkans rhythms, and to festive and sometimes melancholic atmospheres of the taverns of the Bosphorus.
Accompanied by the finest of the Istanbul scene, the clarinetist features personal compositions alongside his father's cult pieces, and a selection of popular and classical repertoire from Turkey and the Balkans.
Music is heritage in “Sesler” family, and their destiny is that of a part of Turkey. A family history that begins in Greece then, following the exchange of Greek-Turkish populations in 1922, continues in Keşan in Turkey, then in Istanbul and on the international scene. Ramazan Sesler pays tribute to this journey and lineage with live project "From father to son, a legend of the clarinet".
Ramazan Sesler clarinet
Bülent Sesler qanoun
Hasan Demir oud
Emre Türkmen bass guitar
Yaşar Akpençe percussions
Volkan Çanakkaleli percussions
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Recent and upcoming concerts
Istanbul International Jazz Festival, MUCEM (Marseille), Babylon Istanbul, Jazz Club Moods (Zürich), Rocher de Palmer (Bordeaux), Akbank Jazz Festival (Istanbul), Cité musicale de Metz (France), Le Point Fort d'Aubervilliers (Paris), Welcome in Tziganie (Toulouse), La Ferme d’en-Haut (Lille), Izmir International Cinema and Music (Turkey), Fora de Si Festival (Lisbon) …
Reportage in the frame of Akbank Jazz Festival
"Continuing a tradition of three generations: Ramazan Sesler", Cem Kayıran
Reportage in the frame of Festival Welcome in Tziganie
"A travers sa musique, Ramazan Sesler veut faire vivre le patrimoine familial"
Babadan Oğula (From father to son) • Sony Music
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Published by Sony Music, the album features cult compositions by Ramazan Sesler and his father Selim Sesler, combining popular and classical repertoire from Turkey and the Balkans.