Silver is Ilhan Ersahin's latest project and a bit of departure from his other musical undertakings. A group consisting of himself on Rhodes keyboards and Tenor Saxophone, trumpet icon Eddie Henderson, bass legend Juini Booth and drums/percussion sorcerer Kenny Wollesen. Silver emphasizes on mood and tone. The "bite-sized" approach of this ensemble translates as a string of 5-minute individual pieces.
Silver couldn't sound the way it does if it werent for the presence of two certified jazz legends in Eddie Henderson(a former member of Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi outfit and a solo artist and who has played with pretty much everyone in the jazz world since the early 70's. Juini Booth (a long time fixture on the jazz scene since the 60's who has played with everybody from Shelly Manne to Gary Bartz to Sun Ra). Theor capabilitiy to unearth deep musical truths stemsfrom decades of sharing stages and bandstands with mythical giants of America's true native art form. The Silver concempt also encompasses a visual element wherein each quiet, almost chamber music-like piece is interspersed with the raising and dimming of soft lights. This sets a mood that allows the listener to experience each individual statement separetely, similar to attending a musical wine tasting. Come taste the band!
“Ersahin's saxophone travels from the alleys and catacombs of Istanbul, across the Sea of Marmara, and beyond.”
“A secretive, renaissance saxophonist who travels in a multi-ethnic, trans-cultural dimension, Ilhan Ersahin embodies all aspects of the particular blend of cross-pollinated musical styles he produces.”
“Ersahin remains factual to his Turkish influences, but weaves them into an innovative blend of rock and dance grooves, sans any electronica.”
All About Jazz
ILHAN ERSAHIN, EDDIE HENDERSON, JUINI BOOTH, KENNY WOLLESEN - SILVER
RELEASE DATE: 2/01/2019
SPECS: 180gr, Silver Color Vinyl, Gatefold
with Download code
Ilhan Ersahin – Saxophone, Synths, Rhodes
Edie Henderson – Trumpet
Juini Booth – Bass
Kenny Wollesen – Drums