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Bassist Oytun Ersan and his band of jazz fusion all-stars shine on his dynamic new release, Fusiolicious
On his brand-new sophomore release, Fusiolicious, Turkish Cypriot bassist Oytun Ersan has an all-star band on hand to present seven cooking original tunes. The music is expertly executed on an intriguing blend of electric and acoustic instruments, featuring giants of jazz fusion, including drummer Dave Weckl, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, keyboardists Gary Husband and Gerry Etkins, guitarists Brett Garsed, Okan Ersan, Dean Brown and Mike Miller and violinist Karen Briggs.
Fusiolicious made it to Amazon Best Sellers in Jazz, NACC Jazz Top Charts, USA Top 10 Jazz Albums (according to the independent Roots Music Reports official data), All about Jazz - Best Jazz Fusion Albums list, Jazziz Magazine’s Jazziz on Disc CD and Jazz Week Charts. The video clip of ‘Mysterious Maze’ has gone viral on Youtube with over half a million views.
“ If you don’t purchase any other music this year – GET this one… it gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with a rating of a (perfect) 5.00. It also gets my “PICK” for “best jazz fusion album ”.
- Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“ Versatile” doesn’t begin to describe the prodigiously talented bassist, composer and educator Oytun Ersan. He is a master composer in his own right, as evidenced by the top-flight funk and progressive jazz presented on his aptly named second album, Fusiolicious. ”
- Bass Musician Magazine
“ I have had a few albums over the years where the band has been led by a bassist, but I can honestly say that I have never heard anything quite like this before. If ever there was a masterclass in modern jazz fusion, and how it can work with funk, then this is it. ’’
- Frame Music
‘‘ This is an impressive jazz fusion album from Oytun Ersan, with solos from a variety of contributors that use a full language of possibilities rather than just concentrating on pentatonic scales. The ensemble work by this large and impressive cast is extremely tight and intense, and overall it’s a well-balanced programme of material, all composed by the leader. ‘‘
- Jazz Journal
‘‘ Bass prodigy Oytun Ersan is not merely a virtuosic bassist; he's also a highly imaginative and skilled composer as evidenced here by these seven first rate, frequently labyrinthine but always riveting tunes. ‘‘
- All About Jazz
“ Turkish Cypriot bassist and composer Oytun Ersan has been refining his craft since his teen years. For Fusiolicious, he assembled an all-star aggregation of some of fusion’s top players to realize his original compositions. ”
- Jazziz Magazine
“Oytun Ersan is a wild and wonderful leader with his bass—you know his arrangements are focusing on those driving pulses that have settled deep into the foundation of the music. Dave Weckl is a true soulmate.”
- The Vinyl Anachronist
“ With his exciting new release, Oytun Ersan once again proves himself a jazz fusion force to be reckoned with. ”
- Broadway World
‘‘ Turkish Cypriot bass virtuoso invited some of the finest musicians in the current jazz and fusion scene to perform on Fusiolicious. Jazz, rock and funk ingermingle with total ease .’’
- Progressive Rock Central
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