Saygun Arpalı’s new album “Hayallerim” has been released with OnAir Sahne.
Legends and new generation musicians met on Saygun Arpalı’s album “Hayallerim” and accompanied the famous musician’s drums, compositions and arrangements:
Erdem Sökmen (Guitar)
Turhan Yükseler (Piano)
Eylem Pelit (Bass)
Batu Şallıel (Flute, soprano and tenor saxophone)
Göksun Çavdar (Clarinet)
Gül Sıvacı (Cello)
Öznur Delibaşı (Violin – Vocals)
Muratcan Yenigün (Studio 6/4 Records- Mix&Mastering)
The cover design of the album is made by the illustrator Doğan Ür, whose reputation has crossed the borders of our country with his works.
Saygun Arpalı made the following statement about the album:
“The song I highlighted in the album was “Hayallerim (My Dreams)” and the next song in the list was “Neden Olmasın (Why Not)” as if describing my wishes… In my dreams there is happiness, peace, emotions, bright days and a world without war. My album was completed with the great contributions of my tonmeister and musician friends to my compositions and arrangements, although the recordings were made under difficult conditions due to the time constraints of the pandemic conditions. I am grateful to all of them.”
“Hayallerim” is an instrumental album consisting of 10 tracks, blended with different jazz-oriented music styles. It reflects the spirit of the master musician with its features such as appealing to emotions and thoughts, and touching on sociological issues with the names of the songs.
SAYGUN ARPALI INFO:
He was born on September 17, 1953 in Istanbul. He started music as an amateur in 1968. It has developed itself with method studies originating from the world in general, including Europe and the USA.
In 1972, he made his first recording of 45 RPM album under the name ‘’ Melih, Faruk, Serdar, Saygun’’.
In 1977, he made his second 45 RPM album with Grup Uyanış. He joined the Edip Akbayram-Dostlar band in 1978 and made his third 45 RPM album. (Eşkıya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz)
In 1980, he worked with Beyaz Kelebekler in a musical composed by Turhan Yükseler.
In 1981, he worked in Aydın Esen Trio.
In 1982, he made his first L.P work with Edip Akbayram ve Dostlar.( Nice Yıllara Gülüm )
In 1984, he made his second L.P work with Edip Akbayram ve Dostlar. (Album named ‘’1984’’)
In 1985, he made his third L.P work with Edip Akbayram ve Dostlar. (Album named ‘’1985’’)
In 1985, he took part in the Germany tour with Edip Akbayram, Kemal Sunal, Muazzez Abacı and Sezen Aksu.
In 1986, he made his fourth L.P work with Edip Akbayram ve Dostlar. (Yeni Gelen Güne Türkü)
He worked with Kerem Görsev Trio in 1987 and Doğan Canku in 1989.
In 1993 he rejoined ‘’Edip Akbayram ve Dostlar’’. He made concerts in England, France and Germany.
In 1995, he took part in the concerts of Ahmet Koç’s “Yedi Karanfil” project.
In 1995, he took part in the group formed for the European Tour, consisting of Zülfü Livaneli, Edip Akbayram, Aylin Livaneli and Leman Sam.
He took part in Tahsin Ünüvar’s Jazz group in the program “Ne Var, Ne Yok”, hosted by Ali Saydam, which was broadcast on TRT 2 between 1996-97.
In 1997, he joined Zülfü Livaneli’s band at the Ankara Hippodrome concert attended by 500 thousand people. He worked with Halil Karaduman, Selim Atakan, Göksun Çavdar and Ferhat Livaneli in this band.
In July 1997, he took the stage in Germany with Zülfü Livaneli and Giora Feidman.
In 1998, this time he took part in concerts in Holland with Zülfü Livaneli and Lisbeth List.
After 1999, he worked with musicians such as Şafak Yaprak, Orhan Şallıel, Baki Duyarlar, Röne Macaroğlu, Nezih Yeşilnil and Metin Çotal.
In 2003, he took part in the Peace Concert in Cyprus with Zülfü Livaneli + Maria Farantouri.
He made three solo albums called ‘’Merhaba’’ in 2010, ‘’Sahne Işıkları’’ in 2012, and ‘’Kış İnsanları’’ in 2015, consisting of his compositions and arrangements.
He held a conference and performance in Acıbadem University congress hall in 2017.
Musicians he has worked with both on stage and in studio since 1977: Adnan Ergil, Ayşegül Yeşilnil, Berç Yenal, Cem Özkan, Cihan Okan, Cengiz Baltepe, Çetin Akdeniz, Ercan Irmak, Erdal Akkaya, Erdem Sökmen, Ercüment Ateş, Erdinç Şenyaylar, Erol Duygulu, Ali Koç , Zafer Çotal. Eylem Pelit,Gür Akat, Harun Kolçak,İlkin Deniz,Fatih Kısaparmak, Levent Altındağ, Metin Özülkü,Mustafa Sarışın, Ahmet Koç, Selim Benba, Sevingül Bahadır, İlhan Şeşen, İsmail Soyberk, Uğur Dikmen, Osman İşmen, KenanAydın, ŞenovaÜlker, AhmetTürkmenoğlu, Yahya Dai, Burak Bedikyan,Volkan Hürsever, Alihan Samedov, İsmail Soyberk, Nezih Yeşilnil,Ozan Musluoğlu,Uraz Kıvaner,Engin Recepoğulları,Nedim Nalbantoğlu, Senem Diyici, Ercüment Orkut, Turhan Yükseler,Hasan Cihat Örter, Çağdaş Oruç,Serdar Barçın, Sinan Cem Eroğlu,Koray Üsgülen, Murat Arkan,Uluğ Özkan, Anıl Şallıel, Orhan Şallıel,Caner Üstündağ,Ufuk Çağlar Akman, Mustafa Süder,Baki Duyarlar, Batu Sallıel…