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Timuçin Şahin
Timuçin Şahin

Timuçin Şahin is a jazz guitarist born in Turkey, started his career playing rock and performed in Amsterdam and Manhattan. Now, living in New-York,

he performed a free improvising music.


JSM Radio on the Road 2- Bodrum (Turkey)

Two Sundays a month, JSM radio offer a selection of jazz bands discover over the road for a concert. Our program JSM Radio on the road designed to introduce jazz musicians from different countries with a small interview. Beginning at 13:00 GMT on Saturday and 01:00 GMT on Wednesday, discover a new jazz band and listen various compositions is for every jazz music lovers across the world.

Our guest is Timuçin şahin from New-York.  You can listen our program the 26, 30 of March, 2 and 6 of April 2016.

Music of Timuàin Şahin

"Born in Turkey, Timuçin Şahin started his career playing rock guitar while in high school. He moved to the Netherlands in 1992 and has since studied, taught and performed in Amsterdam and Manhattan. He has developed a unique free approach to playing both the standard electric guitar and a seven string fretless electric guitar, balancing emotional outbursts with intellectual phrases. His composing, perhaps inspired a little by early Ornette Coleman (particularly on medium-tempo pieces), sets the stage for first class soloists to create adventurous improvisations.". Scott Yanow on “Inherence” issued at Challenge Records.

"It is said that there are guitarists who play especially conspicuous or bizarre guitar models to underline how "cool" they are. However, such silly motives can be excluded completely in the case of Timuçin Şahin. His sole motive is the enhancement of his own possibilities for structuring his music, which the two guitar necks of his custom-made model give him: one with frets and one without. "It is a very unconventional sound. But you first have to master the vocabulary on a fretless guitar before you can really get going on it," Timuçin stated in an interview.


On his second CD at Between the Lines (following 'Bafa', BTLCHR 71221, 2009), his influences and ideas can be heard again, which range from his intensive studies of south Indian music and the harmonics of Ornette Coleman to his enthusiasm for rock bands from Led Zeppelin to Van Halen They are not used for cliché-type copies, but instead are very subtle. You have to listen very closely to understand the stories that Şahin tells. However, if you let yourself be drawn into them, you are captivated and fascinated by the intensive tales full of details as well as by the sudden twists, the careful build-up of tension due to unusual harmony sequences and then again the free association of dominating embellishments." Challenge Records 


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