Saturday, 17 February 2018

Matao With Atilla Engin “Turkish Delight” 1979 Denmark Jazz Fusion


Matao With Atilla Engin “Turkish Delight” 1979 Denmark Jazz Fusion
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Here is an album that was in my wishlist for a long time. if you like the early works of Okay Temiz and enjoy Spanish bands like Mezquita, you should definitively check this one! 
the only review i found for this album comes from our friend cdreissuewishlist; “Another insane obscurity from The Alaskan Connection. As noted by the AC, Atilla Engin is a Turkish percussionist who landed in Denmark and formed a fusion group. My first thought was this is Engin’s response to Oriental Wind (who were based in Sweden)! But Matao are a more fiery bunch with a strong rock component (especially in the guitar work), verse the more decidedly jazz direction of Okay Temiz’s group. As if a Turkish drummer suddenly took over Secret Oyster. Not surprisingly, there’s a strong slant towards Middle Eastern melodies and scales. The AC’s observation about the Rock Andaluz scene in Spain is very astute as well. Another excellent discovery and well worth a CD. The AC says: "Atilla Engin is a Turkish drummer/percussionist who emigrated to Denmark in the 1970s and formed the band Matao with local Danish musicians. It seems they only stayed together long enough to record this one LP, but what an LP it is! This actually has some similarities with the Louis Banks/Sangam record I covered recently, in that it’s an intense sort of ethnic jazz-rock fusion with a strong percussive drive, but obviously in this case with Turkish influences rather than Indian. But what really sets Matao apart and pushes this album over the top is the heavy dose of complex instrumental progressive rock that they throw into the mix, often achieving a sound that bears striking resemblance to some of the classic "Rock Andaluz” groups from Spain…….ProgNotFrog…~

No, it is not a group dedicated to the illustrious memory of our president “mireuste”. Neither is that we are facing something very conventional. Matao was a jazz band prog of Denmark, formed by Torben Gronning (bass), Svend Staal (guitar) and Alan Stade (keyboards). It turns out that they needed a battery like breathing, and Atilla Engin had just settled in the hippie paradise from his not-so-libertarian Istanbul. Virtuoso percussionist and drummer, as well as an extraordinary composer.“Turkish Delight”, (famous erotic film with the replicator Rutger Hauer as a protagonist, when it was good to see in the 70s), was composed entirely by the Turkish. At first, the style of the band is blurred. The thing begins with strong ethnic flavor in the style of ECM experiments of the type Zakir Hussain or Shankar. 

“Anadolu” (2'46), “Cool” (5'34) or “Dancing Darbuka” (1'50), go through those courses. Although with a broadside prog that matches them with our beloved combos of the Andalusian Rock. This is curious, because I had not fallen into it until I have read several foreign reviews pointing precisely to this. The truth is that an air to Guadalquivir, Independent Caliphate Imam or Manglis itself they have. It’s like a trilogy of short presentation themes where the musicians demonstrate their extraordinary value. 

From “Drama Koprusu” (6'01) we are oriented a little more to the West, or to formations of those northern lands. Secret Oyster, Pekka Pohjola, Cost Apetrea, Atlas or Janne Schaffer are similar names to Matao. With a difference. The composition falls on a Turk, and the Mediterranean flavor prevails in its sound. 

“Turkish Delight” (7'00) is another precious instrumental melodic exhibition, which reminds me of the sinuous-medieval tunes of Minimum Vital. Outstanding synthesizer phrasing while conversing with the guitar. The percussions fly over the contest in incredible and spectacular form. An authentic wonder. That continues in the same way on the second side. “Rain in Spain” - attention to the title - could be a jam of the first Imams, or go included in his immortal debut quietly. But as is. Andalusian Rock made by Danes and composed by a Turk. It can be summarized like that to Matao. Obviously, the “My Spanish Heart” by Chick Corea also influences his. 

The calm calm of “Take Care of your baby” (6'00) hides some pretty solos of moog in the style of Bo Hansson, corresponded by the guutarra in almost flamenco style. Puro Al DiMeola, exquisitely crafted. 

A title as zappero as “Seventeen Small Chinese Guys” (6'15) brings us a piece made and designed for Iceberg. It would be perfect in “Coses Nostres” or “Sentiments”. Kitflus, Suñe, Colomer and Sancho would have had a great time with this. 

“Daldalan” (6'45) ends with another broadside of “Spanish Prog”, (I do not cut it short), which is a delight (Turkish). Like a longaniza kebab. 

Atilla Engin Group was the next step for this man in 1981, after the Matao adventure. It lasted almost ten years, and among its ranks passed among others the great bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. In the 90s he emigrated to the USA. It is not an easy meeting, notice. In Discogs we started talking from 130 turkeys. But if you’re one of those who jump off the couch between sweats and spasmodic movements every time you put “Arc En Ciel”, “Camino del Águila” (…… or “Concert”), Matao will leave you “to idem ” 
Highly recommended. ….JJ IGLESIAS ….~


Credits 
Bass – Torben Gronning 
Drums, Percussion – Atilla Engin 
Guitar – Svend Staal Larsen 
Piano – Alan Stade

A1 Anadolu 00:00 
A2 Cool 02:51 
A3 Dancing Darbuka 08:31 
A4 Koprusu Drama 10:23 
A5 Turkish Delight 16:29 
B1 Rain In Spain 23:34 
B2 Take Care Of Your Baby 30:09 
B3 Seventeen Small Chinese Guys 36:09 
B4 Daldalan 42:24 

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