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Ilhan Ersahin

Ilhan Ersahin
Born: Sep 3, 1965 in Turkey
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
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Released: 1998
Label: IODA
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Tenor saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin, who was born in Turkey but has long lived in the U.S., displays a tone slightly influenced by John Coltrane (particularly when playing ballads) but a strikingly original ...Read full review
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Released: 1997
Label: IODA
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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, ...Read full review
More Ilhan Ersahin albums: Main Albums (9), Compilations (2)