By Heidi Trautmann
Aydin Esen and his band got the
walls of the Bedesten to vibrate with their jazz tunes, the rhythm wandered
through the empty lanes between old Venetian building and must have awoken the
Venetian ghosts: If I had been one of them I would have gone to watch through
the glass walls who was playing this great jazz.
It was Aydin Esen from Turkey; he
is a renowned jazz pianist and composer; the bass guitar played by Kai Eckhardt
a Liberian bassist and composer born in Germany and Tommy Campbell, a drummer
from America….and a jazz singer, unfortunately I cannot find out her name, it
was not mentioned in the catalogue.
We love Jazz, we grew up with Jazz
and we are very happy to find it here in Cyprus. Also the young people from
here love Jazz as I could see when my eyes wandered through the rows, heads and
bodies were shaking with eyes closed.
You should have seem them play not
just listened, Aydin played on three different keyboards, like an acrobat; the
drummer went into one ecstasy after another and the fingers of the bassist had
a life of their own. WOW! And then the singer: her voice was an instrument, it
was not the words, it were tunes, beats and rhythm.
A big thank you to the organiser
Naci Talat Foundation! The band posed
for the many cameras together with another jazz lover, Dr. Sibel Siber.
If the Venetians had known what
jazz is they would have started it themselves, I guess.