Burak Kaya: Climate Change (2015) reviewed by George W.Harris
Published: 01.07.2016 (Jazz Weekly)
Guitarist Burak Kaya comes from Turkey along with his team of Ozan Muslouglu/b and Yinon Muallem/perc for a collection of soothing and adroitly swinging originals. He’s got a delicate tone with a winning lilt, displayed on “Hasankeyf” and “Eylemciler.” The trio uses space well on the alluring and soohting “Gezi Parki” and there is a calm bal on pieces such as “Tree Cutter Bridge.” The rhythm team adds some latin touches on “HES Off” and the whole band gets exotic on “Gerze.” Kaya has a rich sound with the strings, and although he sounds masterful, his lyricism sounds sensitive and thoughtful. A real charmer.
George W.Harris, 01.07.2016
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