Ludwig Van Beethoven

01 Elise’s Got The Blues


Eric Satie

02 Gnossienne Czardas


Henry Mancini

03 Moon River Invention


Hubert Giraud

04 Sous le Ciel de Versailles

Hakan A. Toker harpsichord


Johann Sebastian Bach

05 Toccata & Fugue in Blue

Hakan Çetinkaya drums


Paul Desmond

06 Take Five or More

Gürkan Özkan tabla


Antonín Dvořák

07 When My Ma’ Sings To Me

Mehmet Sönmez double bass

Hakan Çetinkaya drums


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

08 Rondo Turchissimo

Aykut Sütoğlu clarinet in B flat

Vedat Dinletir zurna

Bilal Kızıllar kanun

Tolga Karaslan ud

Mehmet Sönmez double bass

İsmail Darıcı, Hakan Çetinkaya hand percussions


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

09 Rondo Alla Latino

Ömer Dağaşan, Enes Nalkıran trumpets in B flat

Begüm Gökmen french horn in F

Burak Dursun trombone

Ertan Şahin tuba

İsmail Darıcı hand percussion

Hakan Çetinkaya drums


Nat Simon

10 Istanbul Not Quite Constantinople

Aykut Sütoğlu clarinet in B flat

Bilal Kızıllar kanun

Tolga Karaslan ud

Mehmet Sönmez double bass

İsmail Darıcı hand percussion



Many thanks to...


Mom, Dad, my brothers (Belkıs, Kiper, and Serkan Toker); Aydın Soysal; Doug Hofstadter; Emin Hitay; Erol Memioğlu; Fırat & Murat Balkan; Jane Hewitt & Richard Small; Mustafa Çamlıca; Müzeyyen & Baybars Oral; Ralph Herman Sr. and Yavuz Berber for their generous support!


...and to Matej Meštrović for introducing me to PARMA Recordings and for all the good advice :)


All tracks recorded and mixed Spring 2018 by Hakan Çetinkaya at H&H Studios in Istanbul Turkey


All track names have been altered slightly from their original titles, to reflect the nature of the derivative arrangements


Photography Alperen Koza


Additional Credits


Track 3  Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing, lyricist Johnny Mercer

Track 4  Publisher: Paul de Choudens, lyricist Jean Dréjac

Track 6 Publisher: Desmond Music Company

Track 10  Publisher: Warner / Chappell, lyricist Jimmy Kennedy



Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Chris Robinson

Vice President, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Mastering Shaun Michaud

Art Director Brett Picknell

Design Ryan Harrison, Edward Fleming

Publicity Scott Feldman, Patrick Niland




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