Yinon Muallem - The Way It Is

Press quotes

“Yinon Muallem’s 3rd album “the way it is” is one of the best world music albums I ever heard from an Israeli musician!”
~ July 2008, Yossi Harsonski, Maariv

Musicians on the recording

  • Yurdal Tokcan (oud ), 
  • Göksel Baktagir (kanun), 
  • Serdar Pazarcıoğlu (keman), 
  • Emrullah Şengüller (cello), 
  • Yankale Segal (bass guitar),
  • Kemal Oksal (tuba),  
  • Erkan Oğur (fretless guitar), 
  • Ido Segal (Indian guitar), 
  • Subash Chandran (gatham), 
  • Ganesh Kumar (kanjira), 
  • Tanju Duru (acoustic and electric guitar), 
  • Erdem Şentürk (oud), 
  • Natalia Mann (harp),  
  • Muammer Ketencoğlu (accordion), 
  • Arslan Hazreti (kamanca), 
  • Yinon Muallem (percussion, oud, vocal), 
  • Eda Karaytuğ, David Muallem, Sumru Ağıryürüyen (vocals).

Recording track list

  1. Hava Nargila (3:36)
  2. Galbak (Zachar Jalmood) (6:20)
  3. Minor Variations (Minör Cesitlemeleri) (5:10)
  4. Deep Inside a Broken Violin (Yinon Muallem) (8:00)
  5. The Way It Is (Oldugu Gibi) (6:51)
  6. Istanbuls Sunset (Istanbulda Günbatimi) (6:06)
  7. Nikriz Sirto C and A (Yinon Muallem) (4:52)
  8. Selam From India (Hindistandan Selami) (8:48)

Yinon Muallem - The Way It Is: release info

Kaf Müzik, 2008

Influences: Traditional Turkish music, Sufi music, gypsy music, Klezmer music, glimpses of Balkan and Indian music.  Yinon Muallem is a percussionist and composer who lives in Istanbul and Tel Aviv.  He creates music which distinctively combines rhythms and melodies from an array of musical genres.  An unusual gathering of 18 distinct musicians & numerous instruments from Turkey, Israel, Iran, India and Australia establishes a rich orchestration in this album. 

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