Masters of Frame Drums

A unique and literally border crossing ‘frame drums’ project by Glen Velez (USA), Zohar Fresco (Israel), Andrea Piccioni (Italy) and Murat Coşkun (Germany/Turkey) .

Glen Velez is said to be the „Lord of the Frame Drums“, not only because of his 5 Grammy Awards. Furthermore, for many people he is sort of a living legend, for he inspired thousands of percussionists worldwide with his play. He sort of revolutionized frame drum playing like no one before. A living legend without equal, who has been casting a spell over his audience for decades!

Zohar Fresco is also an important and exceptional percussionist. Because of his individual, highly creative and multifaceted play, the Israeli drummer is rated to be the „Virtuoso of Frame Drums“. His innovative and very present play classifies him as a master of his art. Concerning sound, he always comes up with surprising tones and fascinates his audience at any time.

Andrea Piccioni, is the „Maestro of Tamburello Total“. Hardly no one masters the Italian tambourine play like he does, when breathing new life into these ancient instruments. His groove on the tambourines is constantly convincing, no matter if he tours with Bobby Mc Ferrin or links Italian traditions together with musicians from Arabia.

Murat Coşkun, the „Dervish of Frame Drums“ is a musical ambassador, who unifies with his projects the most diverse cultures worldwide. He scoops his inspirations from the tradition of the Sufi music, and introduces these facets of the frame drums into the quartet, by means of his sensitive, and at the same time imaginative play.
The four musicians offer a program full of contrasts, moving between compositions and improvisations. They engender a firework of rhythms and grooves. Unexpected sounds and changing atmospheres let arise intense and contemplative moments, alternating with humorous performances.

Derya Türkan & Sokratis Sinopoulos

Childhood friends and pioneering musicians

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Enregistré, mixé et masterisé par le grand Emre Gültekin (illustre joueur de saz, luth à manche long et instrument de la musique traditionnelle turque), cet album rassemble quatre autres illustres musiciens, qui s’épanouissent en offrant leur talent et art respectif à travers les percussions et plus précisément les tambourins ou tambours sur cadre. On compte parmi ces musiciens d’exceptions Glen Velez (USA), Zohar Fresco (Israël), Andrea Piccioni (Italie) et Murat Coskun (Turquie/Allemagne) pour nous offrir un véritable récital de percussions qui je le concède, sort fortement des sentiers battus par rapport à nos chroniques habituelles de rock.

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Masters of Frame Drums

A unique and literally border crossing ‘frame drums’ project by Glen Velez (USA), Zohar Fresco (Israel), Andrea Piccioni (Italy) and Murat Coşkun (Germany/Turkey) .

Glen Velez is said to be the „Lord of the Frame Drums“, not only because of his 5 Grammy Awards. Furthermore, for many people he is sort of a living legend, for he inspired thousands of percussionists worldwide with his play. He sort of revolutionized frame drum playing like no one before. A living legend without equal, who has been casting a spell over his audience for decades!

Zohar Fresco is also an important and exceptional percussionist. Because of his individual, highly creative and multifaceted play, the Israeli drummer is rated to be the „Virtuoso of Frame Drums“. His innovative and very present play classifies him as a master of his art. Concerning sound, he always comes up with surprising tones and fascinates his audience at any time.

Andrea Piccioni, is the „Maestro of Tamburello Total“. Hardly no one masters the Italian tambourine play like he does, when breathing new life into these ancient instruments. His groove on the tambourines is constantly convincing, no matter if he tours with Bobby Mc Ferrin or links Italian traditions together with musicians from Arabia.

Murat Coşkun, the „Dervish of Frame Drums“ is a musical ambassador, who unifies with his projects the most diverse cultures worldwide. He scoops his inspirations from the tradition of the Sufi music, and introduces these facets of the frame drums into the quartet, by means of his sensitive, and at the same time imaginative play.
The four musicians offer a program full of contrasts, moving between compositions and improvisations. They engender a firework of rhythms and grooves. Unexpected sounds and changing atmospheres let arise intense and contemplative moments, alternating with humorous performances.