ikiz -][- CHECKING IN –Mp3– [C.A.R.E. Music Group, 2012] –
Ikiz aka Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz is an extremely versatile drummer, percussionist and composer. His repertoire ranges from jazz to funk to pop. As early as elementary school students played Ikiz, who was born in Istanbul and grew up in Stockholm, in the group Straight Ahead. After studying in Los Angeles, among others Joe Porcaro, he toured with various groups around the world. Twice he was honored by the Royal Swedish Music Academy for best drummer. In 2004 he received the Jazz Award from the Academy!
Ikiz has played on every continent and in more than 30 countries with different groups and projects. Ikiz played with Don Grusin, Joe Sample, the NDR Big Band, and Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Magnum Coltrane Price and Magnus Lindgren. Together with Magnus Lindgren (sax / flute), he has also produced up to a title, and composed all the songs. Special Guests on “Checking In” are China Moses (Vocal), Nils Landgren, Lars Danielsson (bass) and Melo (vocals). A truly self-contained album that revived the fusion sound of the 70s and 80s can lose without being in quotations. Not your typical drummer album. Ikiz accompanied leads, and without being accompanied by drums to the fore! Brazilian rhythms incorporated as a matter of course. Just made you feel at a jazz club in London or New York to surprised to find that you have left the club and it is now in the middle Rio staying! This album blurs the boundaries and genres and acts still authentic. A small masterpiece. -[Translated by “Google” from German to English]-
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