-Music for me is a true connection from heart to heart. Open your hearts to the music, let the music come to you. Close your eyes, join to our adventurous yet spiritual journey, we will take care of you.- This is my beginning quote to the concerts.
Our debut album Next Spring was released in Autumn 2014 from Homerecords.be.
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, CH
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, FR
Check my website for the more reviews and information: www.mehmetpolat.net
After nearly a year of dedication of preparing it's repertoire, the new CD 'Ask your heart' is ready to be recorded.
I am so much looking forward to record this album, spread my melodies, share my most sincere thoughts and emotions, creative ideas, cultural and spiritual values and my stories to the universe. With the new album I am assuming going deeper with the art of connecting the music traditions from The Middle East, Balkans, Africa, Latin America and India. And connecting them with a contemporary sense, throughout our united sensibilities, open vision and connected hearts.
Add your support to this album for the production costs and other basic expenses. Your donation will be highly appreciated.
With the 6.500.- euros I 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.
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The Mehmet Polat Trio invites its audiences on a sincere musical journey from the traditional past to an innovative present.The music of the Mehmet Polat Trio was a cure for the soul with the sincerity and pure emotions of their songs. – Jazzkaar Festival, EE (LIVE)
Introspective music that needed no flashy fanfare and which brought the audience into a world of peace, spaciousness, serenity, pleasure and beauty. – Jazzenzo, NL (LIVE)
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