Before I found the clarinet I played saz amongst some other instruments, mostly percussive. I spent hours and hours trying to master this Turkish lute and even adapted my own semi-acoustic saz with a custom bridge (with a jawari)  which creates unique overtones, and a Rickenbacker inspired pick guard with custom jazz pickups.

Out of all the hours of material two recordings are left worth sharing: Ardiyya and Seyyah.

On the 4th of March 2012 (and my birthday), Thijs van den Bosch a.k.a. Frietboer made a remix of Ardiyya. An excellent birthday present! Thanks again Thijs!

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