An Afro Semai

Combo

featuring,

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, kaba zurna
Tom Zajac, kaba zurna
Mark Zaleski, alto sax.
Jerry Sabatini, trumpet
Clayton DeWalt, trombone
Utar Artun, piano
Fernando Huergo, bass
Bertram Lehmann, nekkare
Cem Mutlu, kös
Engin Günaydın, drums

Production
Directed by Cem Eskinazi & Orcun Aslan
Edited by Cem Eskinazi

The 7th Day

Piano Trio

This video is a genuine reflection on the cycle of life.

Composed by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol — from “An Elegant Ritual” now available on ALL streaming platforms and Bandcamp

Performed by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, piano, voice; James Heazlewood-Dale, bass; and George Lernis, drums

Video directed and edited by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

Camera operators: Dr. Hüseyin Parkan Sanlıkol, Christo Tsiaras, William Mozes, Serap Kantarcı Sanlıkol, Suzi Sanlıkol, Rowan Guilderson, and a number of friends whom I cannot remember that filmed the footage from the 90s.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by John Weston

Palindrome

Combo

composed in 2011.

featuring,

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, ney, kaba zurna
Jerry Sabatini, trumpet
Sam Dechenne, trumpet
Mark Zaleski, clarinet, alto sax.
Aaron Henry, tenor sax.
Chris Gagne, trombone
Kathy Olson, bass clarinet, bari. sax.
Lefteris Kordis, piano
Phil Sargent, electric guitar
Fernando Huergo, electric bass
Bertram Lehmann, nekkare
Engin Günaydın, kös
Cem Mutlu, drums

Better stay home

Combo

Composed in 1998.

featuring,
Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, piano, harpsichord
Sam Dechenne, trumpet
Mark Zaleski, alto sax.
Aaron Henry, tenor sax.
Chris Gagne, trombone
Kathy Olson, bari. sax.
Phil Sargent, electric guitar
Fernando Huergo, electric bass
Engin Günaydın, drums

N.O.H.A.

Jazz Orchestra

This footage is from Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol’s BPC concert in 1997.

The ensemble was conducted by
Ken Pullig.

featuring,
Bruce Nifong, alto sax.
Phil Stockli, alto sax., flute
Anat Cohen, tenor sax., clarinet
Ryan Woodward, tenor sax.
Thomas Trullson, bari. sax.
Kevin Hupe, trumpet
Wolfgang Hauptli, trumpet, flugel horn
David Stangarone, trumpet, flugel horn
Avishai Cohen, trumpet, flugel horn
Nick Vagenas, trombone
Nathan Paris, trombone
Ben Elkins, bass trombone
Nicolas Barry, guitar
Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, moog realistic, piano
Christian Fabian, bass
Cengiz Baysal, drums

Kozan March

Jazz Orchestra

Traditional Cypriot folk song arranged in 1997.

This footage is from Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol’s BPC concert in 1997. The ensemble was conducted by Ken Pullig.

featuring,
Bruce Nifong, alto & soprano sax.
Phil Stockli, alto sax.
Anat Cohen, tenor sax., clarinet
Ryan Woodward, tenor sax.
Thomas Trullson, bari. sax.
Kevin Hupe, trumpet
Wolfgang Hauptli, trumpet
David Stangarone, trumpet
Avishai Cohen, trumpet
Nick Vagenas, trombone
Nathan Paris, trombone
Ben Elkins, bass trombone
Nicolas Barry, guitar
Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, piano
Christian Fabian, bass
Cengiz Baysal, drums