“Last month, Turkish musical polymath Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol released ‘An Elegant Ritual’. Known primarily for ambitious large ensemble works, the adventurous pianist pares down to a trio this time around, and often augments the material with rich vocal stylings. Such is the case on the album’s first full-length track, “The 7th Day”, accompanied here by a warm-hearted video. Featuring Sanlıkol’s emotive scat singing and dazzling musical interplay, “The 7th Day” is one of the brightest moments on An Elegant Ritual.”
Watch the video premiere of Mehmet Ali Sanikol’s “The 7th Day” on All About Jazz, here.