Turkish free jazzers Konstrukt continue their series of exciting collaborations with Otomo Yoshihide, highly reputated multi-instrumentalist and composer in the experimental world.
# 4 in the continuing series of Konstrukt collaborations on Karl is a live document of the concert by the Turkish freeform group with the Japanese experimental musician Otomo Yoshihide from the Tusk Festival 2018. Konstrukt, the Istanbul based free jazz / freeeform group founded and led by Umut Çağlar and Korhan Futacı, are known for their openness to and interest in collaborations – and regularly meet up and perform with new partners that range from Joe McPhee, William Parker, Akira Sakata, Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Alexander Hawkins or Ken Vandermark. This latest release sees the quintet join forces with Otomo Yoshihide who entered the scene in the 1990s with his group Ground Zero and his since worked in all fields of adventurous music, from EAI to improv to turntablism, modern composition, jazz and soundtrack, documented on labels like Tzadik or Erstwhile and featuring collaborateurs such as Jim O’Rourke, John Zorn, Merzbow, Bill Laswell and endless more …
“Eastern Saga: Live at Tusk” shows the multi-instrumentalist on his 2 key instruments guitar and turntables, while Konstrukt feature 2 drummers besides Korhan Futacı’s saxophone / flute , Umut Çağlar on guitar, synth, double reeds, flutes and double bass player Apostolos Sideris.
A furious gig, and a furious album!
Korhan Futacı: alto saxophone, flute, loops
Umut Çağlar: guitar, synth, double reeds, flutes
Apostolos Sideris: double bass
Erdem Göymen: drums
Ediz Hafızoğlu: drums
Otomo Yoshihide: guitar, turntables