Rooted in Turkish Musical Traditions, Sufi Taksim presents rare compositions of Ottomon Turkish classical music composed mostly during the transitional period between the end of the Ottomon Empire and the birth of the Republic of Turkey (1923). It beautifully brings together the compositions from musicians educated at sufi centres (tekke) as well as those linked with the Ottomon Court, making it an amazing confluence of Art music & pure spiritual music.
It is with the musical form of Taksîm that this album opens and begins to stir the hearts of listeners, which is one of the principal improvised instrumental genres mostly (not always) nonmetric. It can be intended as a solo improvisation that freely wanders, just like a man wandering through the streets of old city. And it is this musical wandering captured in Sufi Taksîm that brings home the exquisite experience of bliss and ecstasy.