21st Century Grand Masters of Instrumental Ottoman Music – Necati Celik
CD release May 2018
Catalogue number : 2GN001
21st Century Grand Masters of Instrumental Ottoman Music : this collection of twelve albums presents the great contemporary solo masters of Ottoman instrumental music, who have deeply influenced the future generation. An album will be dedicated to each artist, such as Yurdal Tokcan and Necati Çelik (ud), Kudsi Ergüner (nay), or Derya Turkan (kemençe).
Necati Celik, a major representative of the 21st century Turkish ud and one of his generation’s greatest virtuosos, is the first master to give us the honour of his music. His album to be released is made of modal improvisations (taksim), in the great tradition of classical Ottoman music.