Fahir Atakoglu/ Horacio Elnegro Hernandez/ Anthony Jackson

Fahir Atakoglu/ Horacio Elnegro Hernandez/ Anthony Jackson

 New York City, New York, USA

Fahir’s harmonic,rhythmic sense electrifies the musical atmosphere.The drumming that isHoracio’s own,Anthony’s signature tone,groups unique grooves of Turkish melodic and rhythmic motifs,all Original and entertaining.ARIF MARDIN(Grammy Award Winner Producer)


FAHIR ATAKOGLU(Composer/Ac Piano/Keyboards)

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Fahir Atakoglu is an acclaimed composer and pianist.
He is now finding a growing audience in Europe, Japan and in North America as well. His sensitivity as a composer deeply moves the audience by his unique rhythmic, melodic and harmonic sense.
His music reflects his extraordinary talent in blending different musical cultures, which make his compositions speak with striking originality, and always wonderfully connected to the culture of his motherland.
Ahmet Ertegun, of Atlantic Records, referred to Fahir Atakoglu as”…one of the outstanding pianists and composers in Europe today…. at the cutting edge of the world music.”



Born in Havana, Cuba, 'El Negro' Hernandez is the most talented and innovative percussionist in the world. He was awarded his first Grammy in 1997 with Roy Hargrove’s “Crisol” Whether performing with jazz-legends like McCoy Tyner, Michel Camilo, Michael Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, or rock-stars like Carlos Santana and Stevie Winwood or in notable Latin American ensembles like the Tropi-Jazz All Stars of the late Tito Puente, as well as with Kip Hanrahan (“Deep Rumba”) 'El Negro' has always shown himself to be the most versatile and unique drummer in the international music scene today. He won another Grammy in 2004 with Michel Camilo for the album “Live in Blue Note”.” He writes music Textbooks and made many musical performance videos and also conducts clinics and is a faculty member at the Berklee School of Music.
In 2004 Horacio released his first solo album “Italuba”.



Born in New York City, Bassist Anthony Jackson is the master of his instrument whose discography spans many genres' of music. A couple of decades before five string basses became popular, he invented his own, the six string”Contrabass”.
He c-o wrote with Gamble & Huff, The O'Jays' million selling single For The Love Of Money' from their platinum album Ship Ahoy. Over the years, Jackson recorded and gave concerts with artists like Roberta Flack, BuddyRich, Michael Urbaniak, Al-Di Meola, Chick Corea, Leon Pendarvi, Paul Simon, Chaka Kahn (Naughty, What Cha' Gonna Do for Me) Stelly Dan (Gaucho-My Rival’, Glamour Profession') and Donald Fagen (The Nightfly-I.G.Y What Beautiful World’, Ruby Baby') Dave Crusin, Stanley Clarke and



Written By: Fahir Atakoglu

We all came to this world from a mother's womb;when we opened our eyes the very first time we were all naked,naive and without a sin.Whatever our colour,language or religion may be : we all started this life the same way...As one.
Let's give up our earthly desires to let live love and to live love asone.Whenever we look at each other,let our eyes first see that moment in life when we first opened them...so that every moment we live, we should remember our very first breath when we were all as one, to find tolerance and love.


Band members individually played in many Projects and Jazz festivals around the world with musicians like ,Gonzalo Rubalcaba,Paquito D'Rivera,Carlos Averoff,Michel Camilo,TropiJazz All Stars,Cuban All Stars.Cliff Almond Tito Puente,Ed Simon,Victor Mendoza,David Sanchez,Kip Hanrahan,Santi Debriano, ,Steve Turre,Santana,John Patitucci,Sergio George,Joanne Brackeen,Arturo O'Farrill,Juan Carlos Formell.Dave Samuels,Ilario Duran,Papo Vasquez,The All-Stars, Roberta Flack, BuddyRich, Michael Urbaniak, Al-Di Meola, Chick Corea, Leon Pendarvi, Paul Simon, Chaka Kahn , Stelly Dan and Donald Fagen , Dave Crusin, Stanley Clarke and to name a few.
IF(2005-Far&Here/UPC78370710400) is their first solo album together.
Fahir Atakoglu ‘solo albums include;Fahir Atakoglu 1(1994),Fahir Atakoglu 2(1996),First Of all(1998-Koch Music- World/Classical),As One(2002-Universal Music),Live In Istanbul(2005-Imaj). La Luna -As One(2005-Far&Here)
Horacio El Negro Hernandez released his solo album called “Italuba” in 2005-Universal)

Set List

1. If
2. Two Ways
3. Anadolu
4. About Autumn (Seasons Change)*
5. Cool
6. Beyoglu
7. Spur Of The Night*
8. Ten Eight
9. Glow With The Flow
10. Yana Yana
11. Back Home
12. Saturday

*Dony McCaslin plays sax.
All compositions and arrangements by Fahir atakoglu except "Beyoglu" is co-arranged with Mehmet Ali Sanlikol