*2023 repress* Caz Plak İstanbul proudly presents
Okay Temiz's Oriental Wind - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1982 LP. A fantastic cocktail of Turkish Jazz which has unique rhythm sections like 9/8 , 7/8 , Anatolian Rock and Funk. Okay Temiz perfectly demonstrates the immersive layers of Turkish music. Never before released until now, a Turkish Jazz Magnum Opus is unearthed in collaboration between Istanbul-based Caz Plak and Montreux Jazz Festival. The performance by Okay Temiz's "Oriental Wind" band at 1982's Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for the famous Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil.
Along with holding the most noteworthy name in Turkish Jazz, the musical reputation of Okay Temiz has brought forth international collaborations with esteemed jazz players like Don Cherry, Dexter Gordon, Clark Terry, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Art Taylor. Founded in 1975, Okay Temiz's Oriental Wind features Okay Temiz and Bobo Stenson (credits w/ Jan Garbarek - Bobo Stenson Quartet, The Charles Lloyd Quartet), Palle Danielsson (credits w/ Keith Jarret, Elvin Jones, John Scofield), and Lennart Åberg (credits w/ Peter Erskine, Scandinavia New Jazz Group). Originally recorded during their set, this four-song performance underwent careful re-mastering from the original tapes housed in Switzerland, with additional re-mastering by Mert Üçer in Istanbul. The record was produced and directed by Caz Plak's Haluk Damar and Erinç Güzel.
Okay Temiz's Oriental Wind - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1982 will be released worldwide in three limited vinyl LP editions, each hand-numbered and region-specific: 500 copies in Japan, 1000 copies in Europe, and 500 copies in Turkey. Concurrently, for the collectors, there will be 100 limited edition box sets produced to commemorate the 40th anniversary of this performance. Each will hold all three variations and contain numbers 0-100 of all three editions.