Burak Bedikyan

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Format: CD

Cat No: SCCD31917

Release Date:  10 September 2021

Label:  SteepleChase

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  716043191727

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    Istanbul-born with Armenian lineage pianist/composer Burak Bedikyan immigrated to USA in 2017 with his young family and has resided in NYC since. Despite the succession of highly acknowledged releases before and after his move to the new world Bedikyan's career was forced to put on a hold because of the pandemic.

    He literally stopped playing for almost eight months. This release here is a by-product of commission project from Turkey's oldest jazz festival which jolted him from his existential crisis. Here you'll find Bedikyan in a new light and with a new direction he discovered during this soul-searching sabbatical.

    "Istanbul Junction is a cohesive work, and a high point of Bedikyan's superb career. As Kozlu points out in the liner notes, Bedikyan has singularly fused various traditions into a personal artistic statement. The record is, perhaps, his most mature and unique to date." - Hrayr Attarian. All About Jazz on 'Istanbul Junction' (SCCD 33139)

    Burak Bedikyan, solo piano
    Recorded July/August 2020

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Warm At Heart
      • 2. See It For Yourself
      • 3. Call For Peace
      • 4. Can't Hear The Unheard
      • 5. Free Your Mind
      • 6. Simply For You
      • 7. Seven Gates
      • 8. Y
      • 9. Deluded
      • 10. Darkness Falls, Still There's Light Alone
      • 11. Finale