Timucin Sahin

“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. “

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“For Turkish guitarist Timucin Sahin, jazz merely serves as a name for a set of conventions he embroiders with forward-looking compositions, improvisation, and timbres on his new record Window for My Breath. Filtered through the kaleidoscopic vision of Sahin and his crack band, bassist Kai Eckhardt and drummer Owen Hart Jr., the pieces effortlessly move between meters and textures, dropping in polyrhytms before swinging or conjuring the avant-funk of Victor Wooten without any of the feel-good virtuosity pills. They touch upon raga and reggae over occasional bursts of ambient computer noises that blurp, bleep, and awe.” Alex K

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Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

http://music.as.nyu.edu/object/Timucin_Sahin.html

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Discography

Inherence

Inherence

Between the Lines
2013

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Bafa

Between the Lines
2010

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Bafa

Bafa

Between the Lines
2009

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Slick Road

Slick Road

Unknown label
2004

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