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Bryant Manning
Time Out Chicago, July 2009

Fazil Say is worth getting to know: The chill Turkish pianist can improvise his way across a keyboard like Keith Jarrett, and while many classical musicians dabble in composition, Say consistently gets his work played before packed crowds. Director Courkamp’s first film, Fazil Say: Alla Turca, dutifully presents the eminently likable musician in intimate conversation and performance.

Jessica Duchen
Classic FM, July 2008

Pianist and composer Fazil Say is a megastar in his native Turkey and thi engaging portrait shows very clearly that whether he's performing Bach, Beethoven or his own works, he simply gives his all. He comes across as laid-back and unpretentious; his piano works are perhaps better suited to Ronnie Scott's than the Festival Hall, and his oratorio Nazim is closer to McCartney than MacMillan, but he seems not to play or write a note that doesn't come straight from the heart. Interviews are intercut with images of Istanbul's bustling markets and the beauty of the Bosphorus. Bonus material includes Say's Silk Road Concerto and his jazzy Paganini Variations.

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