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The Wind

Kayhan Kalhor Audio CD
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Iranian kamancheh player Kayan Kalhor’s ‘East meets East’ projects have brought some tantalizing cultural hybrids to full flower. The on-going collaboration with Anatolian baglama master Erdal Erzincan is one of the most striking of them. The source material for their improvisations in this intense and fascinating performance - recorded in Bursa, to the south of Istanbul - ... Read more in Amazon's Kayhan Kalhor Store

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  • Audio CD (31 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ECM
  • ASIN: B000H9I1AA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,237 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Part I
2. Part II
3. Part III
4. Part IV
5. Part V
6. Part VI
7. Part VII
8. Part VIII
9. Part IX
10. Part X
11. Part XI
12. Part XII

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Music /Artist background: Tehran-born Kayhan Kalhor is almost single-handedly responsible for the revival of the kamancheh, the spike-fiddle of Persian music, which he plays with astonishing fluency. He has worked with artists including Yo-Yo Ma and the Kronos Quartet, but his most important work has been his campaigning for Persian music. He has interpreted its classical repertoire, composed music for Iran's greatest musicians and, crucially, has brought the music into contact with other traditions. The group Ghazal, which Kalhor founded with Indian sitarist Shujaat Husain Khan, has achieved wide success and their ECM live album 'The Rain' was Grammy-nominated in 2003. Critics talked about "East-meets-East" fusion, a new concept. Now Kalhor has entered into an equally exciting partnership with Erdal Erzincan with a recording certain to attract a great deal of attention. Erzincan is regarded as the most outstanding young baglama (saz) player in the Anatolian folk tradition, a rising star in Turkey - where average sales of his albums are in the 50,000 to 60,000 range - and already in demand around the world. Kayhan, who researched and subsequently recorded the project in Istanbul, has brought together themes from Turkish and Persian tradition, providing a basis that allows the collective music to fly. This is truly a meeting of masters as Kayhan and Erzincan exchange ideas and develop climax after climax of melodic invention and energy, supported by the bass baglama of Ulas Özdemir. Özdemir is a well-known figure in Turkish musical circles, with a reputation as both a player and a producer.

Recorded 2006

Personnel: Kayhan Kalhor - kamancheh, Erdal Erzincan - baglama, Ulas Özdemir - divan baglama.

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ECM 1981 9856354; ECM RECORDS - Germania;

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More collaborative genius from Kalhor 1 May 2011
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Kayhan Kalhor is master of the kamancheh (spike fiddle), and furthermore he is a master of musical fusion, having been involved with many cross-cultural collaborations. What makes these all the more remarkable is that they often involve considerable improvisation, as here.

"The Wind" brings Kalhor together with Turkish musicians Erdal Erzincan on baglama (a lute-like instrument also called "saz") and Ulas Özdemir on divan baglama (a larger, bass version). Together they extemporise for a whole hour of sometimes calm, sometimes fiery interplay of Persian and Ottoman modes (the division into twelve "tracks" is a bit of a Procrustean process).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 6 Oct 2013
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An outstanding cooperation of two exceptionally gifted musicians....
A perfect CD for these long drives or these mellow evenings.
Worth every penny!
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Plug in two hookah pipes into both ears..and enjoy..as the thought behind this music came from somewerethe more you.listen probably the same place as the'rain" cd...listen and get lost in the universe and don't care about finding your way back!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Iranian spike fiddle for a meditative moment 18 Dec 2007
By Jungyup Lee - Published on Amazon.com
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I hear the "wind" from the bowed instrument with four strings. It takes different names and forms (two-four strings) across the vast continent called Asia.

The middle east version of this instrument is believed to be originated from Kurdistan, now divided across Syria, Turkey, Iran and Iraq. It is called "kemanche" or "kemançe" in Kurdish and "kemençe" in Turkish. However, it is more famous as an Iranian and Azeri instrument with a similar name, "kamancheh" (meaning "little bow" in Persian) or kamança (in Azeri). The distinction between a Iranian /Kurdish "kamancheh"/"kemanche" and a Turkish "kemenche" is confusing to non-experts like me especially because I am provided different explanation here and there (it seems that the former is a kind of a long-neck spike fiddle and the latter is a more like a violin without a spike), but one sure thing is that they are related cousins (One very good explanation is provided here with lots of great kamancheh audio samples from Iran, Azerbaijan and Armenia).

One of the most well-known (especially to the Western world) four-stringed kamancheh player today is Kayhan Kalhor, who was born in Iran of Kurdish descent but is now based in the US. While kamancheh has been important as the only bowed string instrument in Iranian classical music (as is exemplied by Ali Asghar Bahari's and Ali Akbar Shekarchi's playing), Kayhan's experiments expanded a modern horizon of the instrument. While playing as a member of Masters of Persian Music, he is tapping into a new soundscape by working with Indian sitar player Shujaat Husain Khan for a project called Ghazal and Turkish baglama (saz) player Erdal Erzincan for the latest album, The Wind (2006). Indeed, his international collaboration with various similar-minded musicians not only earned him fame in the world music circle, but made his music more accessible without compromising musical integrity.

The album, The Wind is a great conversational improvisation between two Middle Eastern virtuoso musicians. If Erdal's baglama playing is a flowing water in the Black Sea, Kayhan's kamancheh is a blowing wind over the Iranian desert. Their one hour amazing performance is calm but intense; passionate but peaceful. Without any background of Iranian classical music, it provides a great meditative moment with repeated listening.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible music 21 April 2008
By C. T. Wolfe - Published on Amazon.com
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it's maybe not as amazing as K. Kalhor's earlier solo work but it's a stunning album nevertheless. Intelligent, delicate without being bland or light.
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful Music 6 Sep 2013
By Nora M Qudus - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this album the music is enthralling and relaxing to listen to. I recommend this for any one who likes different music.
11 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trust Me 20 Jan 2007
By Andre Sarkissian - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I took a shot and Loved it. Great CD. Puts you right in the Middle East. Very Tranquil. This CD will put you in a calm Zone.


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