The new CD 'Ask your heart' will be recorded and mixed during the first two weeks of February 2017 in Belgium. After then we will start with the CD release concerts in Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and more countries in the Europe.
Support this album for the production costs and other basic expenses. Your every donation will be highly appreciated.
With the 6.500.- euros we will be able to pay for the production costs of the album like studio days/hours, mixing, mastering, copyrights, duplication costs, logistics, travel, accommodation, grocery, equipment and many other costs.
Non-Dutch speakers, click this link for the instructions how to donate.
The Mehmet Polat Trio’s debut album Next Spring was released in Autumn 2014 with Homerecords.be. This album has received many good reviews in the US, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, France and other European countries.
- In his elaborate compositions Mehmet Polat combines Anatolian, Middle Eastern music styles with African patterns. Masterfully he fuses the full range and capacity of ney, kora and ud together with their cultures and beyond. – Jazz n More Magazine, Switzerland
- Next Spring is a touching encounter between three musical sensibilities that understand each other beyond cultural and linguistic divides. They sound as they have always been playing those three instruments together from a common emotional core, or a spiritual unity of talents. – Ethnotempos, France
As the reviews declare, The Mehmet Polat Trio is more than a new combination of Turkish and African instruments. Polat thinks that music is a sincere and direct connection from heart to heart. Polat’s compositions are mostly in Jazz forms with lots of free space for each musician to improvise in. With a wide range of tone, makam from the Classic Turkish Music and the rhythm choices from Turkey, Balkan and World infused with African interpretation, these musicians are pushing their boundaries and moving forward in fusing the sound of this unique blend of instruments and the musical traditions from which they originate.
Mehmet Polat – ud & compositions Dymphi Peeters – kora Sinan Arat – ney
For more information visit the website: www.mehmetpolat.net