Wax Poetic's first album , which was done in 1999 has the same story behind it . It was never properly released and since the song Angels with Norah Jones was licensed within that same contract we could never release this album as a whole until today ! This record also has Kurt Rosenwinkel, Marlon Browden , Arto Tuncboyaciyan , Eddie Henderson and more more on it .
The 4th record out today is a record I did with some great gypsy musicians from Istanbul , Husnu Senlendirici, Nuri Lekesizgoz, Mehmet Akatay , and my boys from here Matt Penman , Jochen Rueckert and Thor Madsen . It also features Nil Karaibrahimgil ( who after this record became a star in Turkey) Dilara Sakpinar who now is the lead singer of the band 123 in Istanbul and Bora Uzer , the very talented Istanbul vocalist/musician.
The last record that is out today is a record that was just released in Turkey for a brief period but now released here . It's a more jazzy toned album that features Brian Blade , Larry Grenadier, Jon Davis, Val and poet Saul Williams.