Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Saz (long-necked lute) maestro Hüseyin Türkmenler and his wife Günay perform Turkish love songs and lover's laments - a rich and diverse repertoire of folk songs as well as instrumental dances and taksims. Additonal instruments are darbuka (goblet drum), def (frame drum with jingles) and zil (finger cymbals). Artist biographies and info about each of the songs, plus lyrics.
Full performer name: Huseyin Turkmenler/Gunay Turkmenler.
Personnel: Gunay Turkmenler (vocals); Huseyin Turkmenler (saz, kabak kemane); Muammer Saglan (darbouka, percussion); Suleyman Karalargil (nay, zurna).
Recorded at ARC Music Studio, East Grinstead, United Kingdom in February 1998. Includes liner notes by Huseyin Turkmenler & Diz Heller.
Personnel: Günay Türkmenler (vocals); Hüseyin Türkmenler (saz).
Audio Mixer: George Altheus.
Liner Note Authors: Diz Heller; Hüseyin Türkmenler.
Recording information: Blue Moon Studios, London, UK.
Photographer: Hasan Mustafa.