Tamburada / Farmers Market
Tamburada evolved from saxophonist Korhan Futaci’s free jazz trio and the electronica ensemble fairytale, a group run by the Turkish-English singer Özlem Simsek and sound-wizard Tansu Kaner. Playing everything from modern jazz to electronic music Tamburada excels in representing Istanbul’s current atmosphere and frenetic hype – especially the European historic district of Beyoglu is well-captured.
In terms of musical background Norway and Bulgaria might have little in common. But Farmers Market manages to combine the two cultures successfully. Leader Stian Carstensen specifies their style of music as ‘pepsodentic speed-balkan-boogie with cowboy-chords’. They help themselves to jazz, folk, pop and classical music as well as noise and improvisation putting on a performance of spectacular variety.
Özlem Simsek vocals
Korhan Futaci saxophone
Özün Usta percussion
Berke Can Özcan drums
Burak Irmak keyboards
Feryin Kaya bass
Tansu Kaner electronics
Stian Carstensen accordion, banjo, guitar, kaval, fiddle
Jarle Vespestad drums
Nils-Olav Johansen guitar, vocals
Trifon Trifonov saxophone, clarinet
Finn Guttormsen bass