BONSAI - 20 years of oriental jazz

photo by Yoshi Toscani

Aus dem Programm "BONSAI"

  1. Balcano, Bonsai Ensemble FisFüz

The Oriental Jazz Trio ensemble FisFüz presents the most important points of its musical journey- with greatest dedication and the maturity of 20 years. Ten pieces out of the last two decades of band history and eight CD productions are arranged in a new way on Bonsai. A well chosen cross section of rhythms and melodies out of the ensembles' work presented in a new vesture.


Since its formation, the ensemble tours all over the world and sometimes performs more than 40 gigs a year- in and out of Europe. On the occasion of these gigs, the ensemble collects musical inspirations in countries like North Africa, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Korea. Every time it gathers new experiences and immerges with respect and sensitivity into foreign cultures.

During 20 years of work, the trio developed an individual sound language which became the unmistakable FisFüz sound- clarinet, ud and percussion, together they seem to almost melt to the sound of a single instrument. Due to this, FisFüz sets apart from most of the other world music ensembles.


"Murat Coskun groovt an der Darbuka und dem Shaker. Die akustische Gitarre von Gürkan Balkan fügt sich perfekt ein in den 7/4-Takt, ehe Annette Maye an der Bassklarinette das Thema von „Bosphorus Winds“ vorstellt.  Für die Improvisation greift sie zur Klarinette. Die Soli wechseln sich ab, sind kurz und knackig, ehe nach einer Flamenco-Einlage das Ensemble Fisfüz das 2000 erstmals veröffentlichte Oriental-Jazzstück mit einer Tempobeschleunigung zu einem effektvollen Ende bringt."(Badische Zeitung)

ensemble FisFüz - 20 years of oriental jazz