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by Yurdal Tokcan

Yurdal Tokcan's style combines older traditions with many new stylistic innovations.
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tears
7:31 album only
2. Deep Emotion
6:20 album only
3. Respect for the Master
6:05 album only
4. Moonlight
6:15 album only
5. Morning Wind
9:37 album only
6. Faraway Places
8:01 album only
7. Spiritual Love
5:56 album only
8. Separation - To My Father
6:37 album only


Album Notes
Yurdal Tokcan is considered one of the finest oud players in the world today by many music authorities. His style combines older traditions with many new stylistic innovations, which are also present in his playing of the fretless guitar. His many new compositions combine traditional rich melodies with polyphonic textures performed on Turkish classical instruments.

Tokcan was born in Ordu on the Black Sea cost of Turkey in 1966. He is a 1998 graduate of Istanbul Technical University’s Turkish Music Government Conservatory. While completing his masters program there, he joined the faculty as an oud instructor. Tokcan continues to teach, sharing his knowledge, experience, and technique with Turkish and foreign students.

In 1990, he joined the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s Istanbul Government Music Ensemble under the artistic direction of Tanburi Necdet Yasar. As a member of this ensemble, Yurdal performed in France, Holland, Belgium, and Spain. He is a member of the Istanbul Fasil Ensemble and the Istanbul Tasavvuf Music Ensemble, and a founding member of the Istanbul Sazendeleri (Musicians of Istanbul), a group dedicated to presenting Turkish instrumental works. Tokcan has participated in many recording sessions and has performed internationally, in Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Japan, Turkmenistan, Israel, Tunisia, Lebanon, Bosnia, and Northern Cyprus.



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Matthew Warman

I found the compositions and oud playing on this CD very moving and coming straight from the heart. As an amatuer oud player myself I found Yurdal\'s playing really inspiring, taking the oud into new musical directions, and his technique superb.

leza dickson

Bought this on a maybe I'll like it. Anything Turkish has my attention. Wonderful people/country. This music is classically Turkish, technically brilliant and very grown up. Slows the insides down. A joy to listen to.

Claire Lesikar

Beautiful, passionate music. You must listen!
I read a short review on this, listened to the clips, and on a whim bought it. I am so glad I did. The music is multi-layered, intense, soft, all around fabulous. I highly recommend this CD.