“A nimble guitarist and a scintillating composer.” The New York Times- 2009
“Sahin’s guitar playing soars in a confluence of high art and earthiness. “ Guitar Player Magazine- 2010
“Turkish-born/New York-based guitarist Timucin Sahin is one of those artists who defines the avant-garde genre. Guitar International- 2010
Very impressive, visceral yet also cerebral and feisty..” Downbeat Magazine- 2013
Timucin Sahin has been recognized as one of today’s truly unique voices of contemporary jazz music by publications such as San Francisco Bay Guardian, AllaboutJazz, Jazzwise, Downbeat and Jazz-Times as well as by many others. His unique sound on fretless electric guitar and his emotional content in his composing made him non-comparable and his music almost impossible to categorize.
Both his compositions and his playing on his double-neck guitar – his trademark – radiate an incomparable individualism.
His music is drawn from a wide body of knowledge and experience, often developed from his considerable skills as a guitarist. He employs improvisation but in ways hard to separate from the sound of his notated music. His music is characterized by a delicacy of instrumental imagination and rhythmic structures, which have much flexibility though clearly pulse derived.
Audiophile audition described his music as follows: “There is a lot going on in Sahin's ample assortment of tones and experimentation and his approach to composition and performance necessitates active involvement. But to apply a one-time film student's simile, it is like delving into a David Lynch or Atom Egoyan movie: on subsequent tries understanding and insight start to occur. “