Hasan presents a stunning instrumental program of original compositions which evoke moods of the Middle East, jazz, new age, and classical music
With his newest recording, Hayat 1 Hayat, the brilliant Turkish musician and composer Hasan Isakkut introduces his dynamic singing style. The CD features both an instrumental and vocal version of his hit “I Love You” which was covered by the famous Turkish diva Muazzez Ersoy and also appeared on the CD compilation Buddha Bar Volume Two.
All the music was written by Hasan, except for two exciting traditional Turkish instrumental pieces. Joining Hasan is the well known Omar Faruk Tekbilek on zurna and ney, along with percussionist River Guerguerian, Chris Rosser on guitar, keyboards, and dotar, (he also handled the engineering and mastering chores), Eliot Wadofian on fretless bass, Murat Tekbilek on darbuka, and Juan Benavides on acoustic guitar. Throughout the recording, Hasan displays his virtuosic kanun playing, mournful violin playing, and passionate singing.