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Arif Mardin

Arif Mardin

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Arif Mardin: Glass Onion (Atlantic); The Mar-Keys: Damifiknow (Stax)

Review by Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 4 July 1969

GLASS ONION — Arif Mardin. You may not be acquainted with Arif Mardin. For a quick run down, he's from Turkey, got deep into jazz ...

Arif Mardin: The Turkish Tycoon of Soul

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 8 November 1969

HOW DOES a Turkish bebop pianist become one of the world's leading producers of soul music? ...

Groovin': The Genius of Arif Mardin

Sleeve notes by Barney Hoskyns, Rhino Records, April 2007

ATLANTIC'S JERRY WEXLER called him The Pasha, aka "His Soulful Turkish Eminence". It was a typically Wexleresque reference to Arif Mardin's aristocratic background and manner. ...


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