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Fahir Atakoglu

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Lazy Poets left a comment for Fahir Atakoglu
"Thanks for sharing your beautiful songs!"
Jun 27, 2016
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Oct 24, 2013
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Sep 12, 2011
Mike Bolwell left a comment for Fahir Atakoglu
"Great playing Fahir, very talented."
Apr 14, 2011
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"ewwh thats a lotta tunes. if you find any cool poems here i think theyre all free. ciao"
Jan 8, 2010
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"Merhaba Fahir, Muzigini ben Turkiyede iken do cok severdim ve hala seviyorum. Sevgilerimle, Errol Oz"
Oct 27, 2009
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"Hi Fatir and welcome to the Lazy Poets! Brian"
Sep 17, 2009
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A native of Turkey, Fahir Atakoğlu is an international award winning composer and pianist well known in the fields of large symphonic works, film music and jazz. His works have been performed in various music festivals in Europe and The United States to critical acclaim, and he is considered one of the most outstanding pianists and composers in the world today.

 

Fahir was recently honoured (2015) as one of the 50 Most Influential Turkish American Artists.  Since 1986, Fahir has composed jingles, documentary and film music for many national and international productions.  For his work in film composition, he won first prize for “Documentary Music Compositions” at the Milano Film Festival as well as “Outstanding Achievement in Arts Award”, Platinum Sales awarded by EMI Greece, Telos Dios Telos for sales in excess of 480,000 and he won “The Best Song Award” from the Mega Channel in Greece.  Most recently Fahir Atakoğlu scored and composed the soundtrack of the TV Drama entitled “Magnificent Century” (“Muhtesem Yuzyil”).  Fahir’s virtuosity can be further demonstrated with the music that he composed for the Istanbul National Ballet’s performance of “East Side Story”.

 

Also an accomplished solo artist, Fahir has released 17 albums since his solo debut in 1994, and he maintains an intense international touring schedule in Europe and the USA, including his recent sold out shows at the world renowned Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, and Carnegie Hall in New York City, proving his worldwide appeal.

 

“Live at Umbria Jazz” Fahir’s 2016 release was recorded live at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy.  It features the master musicianship of Fahir on Piano, Cuban drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, and Canadian bass player Alain Caron.  His other CD releases include:  If (2005); Istanbul in Blue (2007) and Faces & Places (2012).  On If, Fahir is joined by legendary bass player Anthony Jackson and acclaimed drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez.  Istanbul in Blue, features Bob Franceschini, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Anthony Jackson, Wayne Krantz and Mike Stern, in which he takes the listener through a deep exploration of his unique rhythmic melodies and harmonies.  As a follow-up to his hard-hitting Istanbul in Blue Fahir released Faces & Places casting a wide stylistic musical net while deftly incorporating musical elements from Spain, Brazil, the Middle East and New York City into the compelling mix.  Faces & Places hosts an all star ensemble featuring, John Patitucci (bass), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Bob Mintzer (sax), Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez (drums), Rogerio Bocatto (percussion), Romero Lubambo (guitar), Rene Toledo (flamenco guitar) and Wayne Krantz (electric guitar).  One can understand why Istanbul in Blue charted at #1 on the JazzWeek World Music charts 2 times and on the JazzWeek Jazz chart at #15.  Faces & Places also charted at #1 on the JazzWeek World Music charts.

 

Fahir Atakoğlu’s compositions speak with striking originality, and always remain connected to the culture of his motherland.

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At 4:32pm on June 27, 2016, Lazy Poets said…

Thanks for sharing your beautiful songs!

At 9:22am on April 14, 2011, Mike Bolwell said…
Great playing Fahir, very talented.
At 6:04pm on January 8, 2010, Bobby Z said…
ewwh thats a lotta tunes. if you find any cool poems here i think theyre all free.
ciao
At 12:57pm on October 27, 2009, www.ErrolOz.com said…
Merhaba Fahir,

Muzigini ben Turkiyede iken do cok severdim ve hala seviyorum.

Sevgilerimle,

Errol Oz
At 6:26pm on September 17, 2009, Brian Allossery said…
Hi Fatir and welcome to the Lazy Poets!

Brian
 
 
 

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