Scorching hot fusion jazz Oytun Ersan – Fusiolicious

Scorching hot fusion jazz Oytun Ersan

Scorching hot fusion jazz Oytun Ersan – FUSIOLICIOUS:  This may be the first time I’ve heard jazz bassist Oytun’s spectacular fusion jazz, but I can guarantee you – it won’t be the last; in addition to his stellar bass work, you’ll hear Dave Weckl (Drums), Eric Marienthal (Saxophone), Gary Husband (Keys) ,Gerry Etkins (Keys), Dean Brown (Guitar), Mike Miller (Guitar), Brett Garsed (Guitar), Okan Ersan (Guitar), Gökay Gökşen (Trombone), Utku Akyol (Trumpet), Karen Briggs (Violin), Simge Akdoğu (Vocals), Aytunç Akdoğu (Vocals), and they TRULY cook up a batch of unforgettable jazz originals!  If you’re not sure you’re a believer yet, just listen to the high-energy opener, “Oh, That Butterfly!“… each player contributes to the fusion at nuclear levels – KILLER work!

This album definitely takes me back to the “glory days” of fusion jazz, and the best way to convey my excitement about Oytun’s superb style is to SHOW it to you…

…ain’t that grand?  This album was IMMEDIATELY placed on my iPhone playlist & will stay there for the foreseeable future.  Of course, there’s only one way to listen to it – LOUD!

If you’re in the mood for something a bit on the “mellow” side, you’re going to love the intro to “Rise Up“… beautiful piano on this one, as well as violin, but right at the 2:00 minute mark, it all turns PHONK-EE… superbly executed and full of LIFE!

When I first looked at the album and noticed it had only seven songs, I thought I’d be disappointed – BUT, it clocks in at a very respectable 50:06, so you’ll get lots of lush listening time… it was easy to figure out my personal favorite of those seven tunes, though… “Mysterious Maze” is the longest cut on the release, and so gives each of the players room to flex their amazing musical muscles… I’ve no doubt you’ll be hearing this tune all across the globe as DJ’s focus in on the marvelous changes the band plays… in fact, I wouldn’t be surprised (at all) to see this nominated for an award – and WIN it!

If you don’t purchase any other music this year – GET this one… it gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of a (perfect) 5.00 – meaning that it also gets my “PICK” for “best jazz fusion album”.  Get more information on Oytun’s website.        Rotcod Zzaj

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