Fahir Atakoglu

For Love (Far and Here)

An unrepentant romantic, Turkish-American pianist-composer-arranger Fahir Atakoğlu is all-in For Love (Far & Here, LLC) on his 18th album as a leader A visionary undertaking that blends musical elements from Turkey, Spain, Italy, the Middle East, Cuba and Brazil while revealing touches of American jazz in the freewheeling improvisations heard throughout, For Love also carries the majestic sweep of symphonic polyphony in Fahir’s stirring string orchestrations With world-class musicians in American saxophonist Bob Franceschini, Canadian bassist Alain Caron, Turkish percussionist Mustafa Boztuy and Cuban drumming marvel Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, For Love also features an international cast of vocalists in

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Personnel

For Love
Release Date: July 24, 2020

MUSICIANS:
BUIKA Vocalist
LUCIANA SOUZA Vocalist
LETIZIA GAMBI Vocalist
AIMÉE ALLEN Vocalist
FAHİR ATAKOĞLU Piano
ALAIN CARON Bass
HORACIO "EL NEGRO" HERNANDEZ Drums
MUSTAFA BOZTUY Darbuka & Bendir
BOB FRANCESCHINI Tenor & Soprano Sax
ROMERO LUBAMBO Acoustic Guitar
ÇAĞATAY ÇETİN Solo Cello
RÜSTEM MUSTAFA Solo Violin
UĞUR VAROL Acoustic Fretless Guitar
FATİH AHISKALI Oud
GÖKSUN ÇAVDAR Bass Clarinet
ÖZER ARKUN Cello

Recorded at:
Carriage House, Stamford Connecticut

Track Listing

  1. FOR LOVE - POR AMOR 3:28
  2. DAY BY DAY 7:08 YING AND YANG 4:48
  3. SEVEN OF HEARTS 3:48
  4. ABOUT YOU 6:55
  5. CORAÇAO VAGABUNDO - GYPSY HEART 5:03
  6. RYTHM OF LOVE - OUR DANCE 5:34
  7. GLOW WITH THE FLOW - DUET 5:04
  8. COME MUSICA 5:26
  9. HIDDEN BEAUTY 6:32
  10. THIS TOO SHALL PASS - BU DA GECER 4:16
  11. LAND AND SEA 6:07
  12. LOVE'S CRESCENDO 4:35

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