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Here are some of the songs we take from a great musician, Kerem Görsev‘s Twitter, supporting the #cazhareketi jazz movement for Turkey.

listen to the whole playlist on YouTube – BuildingOfficeTV Channel 47:18 minutes

Art Tatum

art tatum – blues in c (1954)

Robert Farnon

robert farnon – the way you look tonight
robert farnon & george shearing – how beautiful is night

Tony Bennett

tony bennett – the shadow of your smile (1966)

Frank Sinatra

frank sinatra – call me irresponsible
frank sinatra – fly me to the moon
frank sinatra – for once in my lifetime
frank sinatra – moon river
frank sinatra – nice and easy
frank sinatra – summer wind
frank sinatra – the way you look tonight
frank sinatra – witchcraft

John Coltrane

john coltrane & johnny hartman – dedicated to you

Nat King Cole

nat king cole – fascination

Kerem Görsev began his adventure in music at the age of 6 when he started studying piano at the classical music conservatory in Istanbul. He continued his musical education at the Istanbul State Conservatory for twelve years until he started to play jazz. His first admirations were for Parker and Miles. After this, he has always liked bop and bebop music. This influence has been persistent throughout his professional life. Kerem Görsev never fails to mention how good he feels when listening to Bill Evans.

In the early years of his career, he has performed at the various clubs in Istanbul both with Turkish and foreign musicians. He has performed in two concerts with Elvin Jones Jazz Machine in Eskisehir Festival in 1999.

Recognized as a talented composer and pianist, he has started his recording with his first album “Hands and Lips” in 1994. Since then, he has produced a total of 13 albums of his own. In his albums, he has explored a wide spectrum- ranging from his duo albums featuring American jazz standards to his orchestral album called “November in St.Petersburg” which consists of his own compositions and is recorded with the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  In between lies Kerem Gorsev’s other albums recorded in the more traditional, classical jazz trio or quintet formats.

In 2001, Kerem Görsev recorded and released “Warm Autumn” in New York with Eric Revis Russell Gunn, JD Allen, Jason Jackson, Eric Revis, Alvester Garnett, and Kahlil Kewane Bell.  This album was followed by a different concept album, “Existence” – a meeting point between jazz and classical music.  In 2004, the artist recorded his next album “Meeting Point” with Russell Gunn, Eric Revis, Alvester Garnett and Marcus Strickland in New York. The album featured all his original compositions.

Kerem Görsev had many performances in Turkey and abroad since the early days of his career. In the past ten years, he has performed at various festivals, university concerts and organizations in many cities in addition to Istanbul including Trabzon, Antalya, Malatya, Isparta, Bodrum, Çesme ,Manisa and Izmir as well as international performances in Baku, Vilnius, Copenhagen, Muenster, Coesfeld, Stuttgart, Islamabad, Cyprus, Vienna, and Bologna .

Kerem Gorsev recorded two trio projects, “Orange Juice” and  Diversion” in 2005 and 2009 respectively. He has also recorded and released  a duo album with Allan Harris in 2007  called “Back Again”. This album consists of jazz standards from 1940’s and 1960’s.

Kerem Görsev released his latest album “Therapy” in December 2010.  The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with London Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Alan Broadbent . “Therapy” features ten compositions by Kerem Görsev. Musicians on the album include Ernie Watts (tenor saxophone), Kagan Yıldız (doublebass) , Ferit Odman (drums).

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