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JT Video Premiere: Mehmet Ali Sanlikol’s “The Turkish 2nd Line”

Featuring Anat Cohen

"Resolution" is due out on Sept. 23

Multi-instrumentalist-composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and his orchestra Whatsnext? will release their new album, Resolution off DÜNYA on Sept. 23, picking up where Sanlikol’s What’s Next? from 2014 left off. Drawing heavily from Sanlikol’s Turkish roots, Resolution features performances from Anat Cohen, Antonio Sanchez, Dave Liebman and Tiger Okoshi. The album’s nine songs were each composed specifically for the artist, written after the artist agreed to be part of the project.

“I designed (the compositions) to make sure that it was these four specific artists that these pieces were written for,” Sanlikol said in a press release. “This was not a project where I brought them in to blow. Absolutely not.”

JazzTimes is proud to premiere a behind-the-scenes video of the recording process for “The Turkish 2nd Line,” the album’s opening song featuring clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen.

Photo: John Weston

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