Istanbul Improv Session May 5th //

Album label: 
Release date: 
Recording location: 
Deneyevi Studio, Istanbul
Recording date: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Thanks to Marcel Kranendonk and Tjitze Vogel for reviewing the tracks.
Mastering engineer: 
Micha De Kanter
Mastering engineer: 
Umut Caglar
Mixing engineer: 
Micha De Kanter
Mark Alban Lotz
Recording engineer: 
Ergin Özler
  • 1. North Star (10:13)
  • 2. Animal Rites (01:31)
  • 3. R.R.K.Rahasaan (04:42)
  • 4. Ursuppe (02:08)
  • 5. Küsendem (05:58)
  • 6. Dr. No (02:41)
  • 7. Open Air Party (02:30)
  • 8. Friction (03:41)
  • 9. Sintactics (03:10)
  • 10. Soroaster (03:01)


Can Ömer Uygan (trumpet, analog effects),
Alexandre Toisoul (clarinet)
Florent Merlet (drums)
Michael Hays (upright bass)
Umut Çağlar (electric guitar, analog effects)
Mark Alban Lotz (piccolo, c-, alto-, bass-, prepared flute)

An encounter of Mark Alban Lotz with an collective around guitarist Umut Çağlar in duo, trio, quartet and collectives. Recorded May 5'th 2010, Istanbul Turkey. Co-released by LopLop Records Llr 035 & the Turkish label re:konstruKt 046.

"... the music on Istanbul Improv Sessions May 5th has impressive depth and richness.” (All About Jazz, USA)
“Sound is captured and manifested into startling shapes and becomes not only a harbinger of the essence of this record but also the messenger of the power of invention.” (All About Jazz, Canada)
“A voucher of perfect craftmanship.” (Jazzpodium, Germany)