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Turkish Blend by Jonathan Hepbir

TURKISH BLEND will surprise and charm listeners with its fresh, innovative approach to world music themes which focus on gypsy jazz. Featuring Jonathan ("Jonny") Hepbir on guitar, the songs are a joyful celebration of swing jazz, gypsy jazz, Anglo-Turkish roots influences, and excellent guitar performances.

Guitarist Robin Nolan and violinist Baz Stanescu also give intimate and complex solo work alongside Hepbir. These three musicians are topnotch performers.

There are 10 songs in the collection. The playing time is 49:22 minutes.

Among the songs are "Paquito," "Snailwood Blue," "Three Hearts Tango," "Reddog," "Cigani Swing," and "Grand Bizarre." "Reddog" will kindle a lot of interest in the intricate forms that gypsy jazz takes, and should become a favorite with many jazz listeners as well as the song titled "Smallwood Blue."

Fine guitar performances, original stylings, and enjoyable. TURKISH BLEND is a unique experience for the jazz listening audience.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Jonathan Hepbir
  • CD Title: Turkish Blend
  • Genre: World Music
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Refined Records
  • Tracks: Cigani Swing is a showcase piece, one that reveals the fine world music influences at work in the collection.
  • Musicians: Jonathan ("Jonny") Hepbir, guitar, leader. Robin Nolan, guitar. Baz Stanescu, violin.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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