Okan Ersan

Premiere DateAug 25, 2019
Categories Jazz Music
00:00 The Jazz Hole with Linus
01:43 Dark Matter Romain Collin
06:23 Tiny Lights That Move And Speak Romain Collin
10:24 Chapter I: 6EQUJ5 (Wow Signal) Okan Ersan
14:38 Interview with Okan Ersan, Part I
25:54 Chapter III: Deep Field Okan Ersan
32:18 Interview with Okan Ersan, Part II
40:17 Chapter VII: Space Jungle - Anunnaki Okan Ersan
44:11 Oh, That Butterfly! Oytun Ersan
52:12 The Jazz Hole with Linus
53:41 Mysterious Maze Oytun Ersan
62:21 Finish

On today’s episode of The Jazz Hole, Linus interviews the fantastic Turkish Cypriot guitarist and composer Okan Ersan about his new album Nibiru, which takes listeners on a musical journey through outer space. Along with keyboardist Serkan Özyilmaz, bassist Eylem Pelit and drummer Volkan Öktem, Okan Ersan performs an original seven-part suite on Nibiru (named after the mythical planet), inspired by the so-called Wow Signal, a signal received in 1977 that is believed to be the first ever transmission from outer space. Hear Okan Ersan elaborate about the concept and about his quest for just the right futuristic fusion sound. Other music today comes from Romain Collin’s recent album “Tiny Lights…” and from “Fusiolicious” by bassist and composer Oytun Ersan (Okan Ersan’s brother!)


Romain Collin – Dark Matter
Album: Tiny Lights…
Romain Collin (p, moog laurus, voc eff), Matthew Stevens (e-g), Obed Calvaire (d, e-d), Kazuma Junnouchi (string arr) and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Romain Collin – Tiny Lights That Move And Speak
Album: Tiny Lights…
Romain Collin (p, moog laurus, voc eff), Matthew Stevens (e-g) and Obed Calvaire (d, e-d)


Okan Ersan – “Chapter I: 6EQUJ5 (Wow Signal)”, “Chapter III: Deep Field” & “Chapter VII: Space Jungle – Anunnaki”
Album: Nibiru
Okan Ersan (g), Serkan Özyilmaz (p), Eylem Pelit (b) and Volkan Öktem (d)

Oytun Ersan – Oh, That Butterfly!
Album: Fusiolicious
Oytun Ersan (b), Dave Weckl (d), Gary Husband (kbds), Mike Miller (g), Eric Marienthal (ts), Gökay Gökşen (tp) and Utku Alkol (tb)

Oytun Ersan – Mysterious Maze
Album: Fusiolicious
Oytun Ersan (b), Dave Weckl (d), Gerry Etkins (kbds), Dean Brown (g), Eric Marienthal (ts), Gökay Gökşen (tp) and Utku Alkol (tb)

Linus Wyrsch is one of New York City's most sought-after clarinetists and saxophonists. Full of passion for jazz, Brazilian and Latin music, the Swiss native maintains a busy performance and recording schedule.…

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