ORHAN DEMIR


Turkish Canadian jazz guitarist, composer Orhan Demir was born in Turkey in 1954 on September 29th. He came to Canada in 1977 and currently he is a resident of Toronto, Ontario. Some of his work from 1986 to 2021 is listed below.

 

Discography:

Ziggurat (DVD)©℗ 2021

Hot Cargo (CD)©℗1993

Freedom in Jazz, Vol.2 (CD)©℗2020

Sultan Of Strings (LP)©℗1990

Freedom in Jazz (CD)©℗2019

Windmill (LP)©℗1989

Originals Vol.2 (CD)©℗2018

North West (LP)©℗1988

Originals (CD)©℗1997

The Way I See You (LP)©℗1986

Guitar plus (CD)©℗1998

 

 

There are few who can pull-off a collection of fantastic wholly improvised solo performances. Whilst Demir is hardly a jazz household name, he does qualify as an extraordinarily talented jazz guitarist. Roger Farbey, JAZZ JOURNAL, 10-February-2021

Wonderful music by a top guitarist, who at the same time turns out to be masterful composer. Dani Heyvaert, ROOTSTIME, 8-April-2021

We are dealing here with music created by an artist who, after years of developing his workshop, has achieved absolute awareness of his instrument. In addition, he is completely alone, so nothing limits his creativity. Jakub Krukowski, JazzPRESS, February-2021

Orhan Demir, a young Toronto-based guitarist whose speed of execution is little short of prodigious and must be heard to be believed. ... Demir is very much his own man, bearing comparison with literally no other player, guitarist or otherwise. Pete Welding, DownBeat, May-1988

... A set of 14 originals are apt to leave you breathless. Jim Ferguson, Jazz Times, November-1997

Canadian ORHAN DEMIR is an incredible, even legendary guitarist must be heard to be believed ... Bill Milkowski, Guitar World, March-1989

A fine guitarist living in Canada who was born in Turkey, Orhan Demir has a distinctive sound and a fresh improvising style. Scott Yanow, AllMusic, 2003

This is tremendous opportunity for guitar fans to experience Demir`s searingly fast fretwork and improvisation on visceral level... Guitar Plus is a must anyone who aspires to use the instrument as a freeform, emotional paintbrush... Hilarie Grey, jazz Times, March 1999

CDs

 

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Orhan Demir Trio, Originals
"Compilation CD from
Demir`s four vinyl albums"

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Orhan Demir Trio, Originals vol.2
"Compilation CD from Demir`s
first three vinyl albums. Plus
4 unreleased tracks (2/8/9/10)"

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Orhan Demir Project, Hot Cargo

 

 

 

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Orhan Demir Trio, Guitar Plus

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Orhan Demir, Solo Guitar
Freedom in Jazz

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Orhan Demir, Solo Guitar
Freedom in Jazz vol.2

RECORDS

 

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Orhan Demir Trio
The Way I see You ©℗1986 LP
Neil Swainson, Bass
Barry Elmes, Drums

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Orhan Demir Trio
North West ©℗1988 LP
Neil Swainson, Bass
Barry Elmes, Drums

 

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Orhan Demir Trio
Windmill ©℗1989 LP
Rick Lazaroff, Bass
Jack Vorvis, Drums

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Orhan Demir
Sultan Of Strings ©℗1990 LP

DVD

 

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Orhan Demir, Solo Guitar
Ziggurat (DVD)