Tales and Stories(2013)
As performed in a standard quartet setting (pianist Warren Byrd, upright bassist Thomson Kneeland and drummer Mark Ferber), the guitarist’s tunes sound like updated classics. Tales & Stories is a pleasure-packed minor masterpiece.
Mark Holston - Jazziz Magazine
The quartet explores the 12 original pieces with grace, fire, wit, and emotional intensity, displaying intuitive interaction throughout. Just let these sounds wash over you; good music can excite and soothe and this is good music.
Richard Kamins - Step Tempest
The 12 varied pieces sometimes mix East and West elements and range from the diaphanous to hard-swinging pieces swaggering with digital dexterity and mental agility. All are engaging, clear, uncluttered, accessible and resonate with a pleasant sense of layered mystery, seasoned with savory hints of the exotic.
Owen McNally - Hartford Courant
On My Way(2009)
Bakir's inspired soloing feeds off of the energy coming from his trio mates, with lines possessing laser-like focus.
Dan Bilawsky - All About Jazz
He is definitely on his way to becoming a creative voice in the world of jazz guitar.
John Vincent Barron - Jazz Review.com
Sinan has given us here is a blueprint of his soul, you’ll find eleven songs which embody a variety of shapes and tones.
Rob Young - Urbanflux
A nice mixture of slower-paced and faster material, played well. Bakir does indeed seem to be a young musician on his way and I will be interested to see where he takes his talent next.