Israel – Changing Moments (Magda MGD046), the debut album by virtuoso
percussionist & composer Yinon Muallem, was recorded in Israel and Turkey and
features leading Turkish and Israeli musicians. The compositions in the album
are influenced by many different styles, including Classical Turkish Music, Sufi
Music, and other ethnic styles such as Indian, Arabic, Jewish and more. The influence of Turkish classical music is most evident in “Huzzam Saz Semaisi”,
“Rast Ilahi” and “The Man in The Musk” featuring Muazzin Halil Necipoglu, and
released also on the compilation Harem Secret (Soul Star, Germany).
The album features a special arrangement by Yinon to the traditional Israeli
song, Pizmon LaYakinton (vocals by Hadass Pal Yarden). The musicians who
participated in the album are: Turdal Tokcan, Goksel Baktagir, Halil Necipoglu,
Hadass Pal-Yarden, Emrullah Senguller, Selim Guler, Eyal Sela, Yankal’e Segal,
Shiomo Oz, and Ofer Ankori.