iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Home by İlhan Erşahin, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Influenced by John Coltrane and Joe Henderson as well as the music of Turkey (where he grew up) and the Middle East, Ilhan Ersahin showed a lot of promise on his debut album, She Said — and at age 31, he lived up to it on his sophomore effort, Home. Piano is excluded on this impressive post-bop offering, and the tenor saxman leads a cohesive acoustic trio with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Kenny Wollesen, both of whom serve him well on originals ranging from the haunting "Nanda's Dance" and the dreamy "Life Stories" to the angular "Intimacy." Consistently soulful, his playing could be considered an example of the jazz/Middle Eastern connection coming full circle — Middle Eastern modal music was a strong influence on American post-bop explorers like Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, and in Ersahin, we have an intriguing example of an artist who lived in Turkey being influenced mainly by American post-boppers. With She Said having come out only in Turkey, Home became Ersahin's first official U.S. release.

Biography

Born: 03 September 1965 in Turkey

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Born in Stockholm to Swedish and Turkish parents but raised mostly in Turkey, Ilhan Ersahin fell in love with jazz growing up and moved to the U.S. after high school to pursue a career as a jazz saxophonist. Ersahin studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1983 before studying with saxman Joe Lovano and making New York his permanent home. Ersahin, whose influences on the tenor include John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, soon found himself gigging regularly in Manhattan and has played with...
Full bio
Home, İlhan Erşahin
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries