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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? ...

Arif Mardin: Producer

Interview by Tom Doyle, Sound on Sound, July 2004

Arif Mardin has engineered and produced an incredible array of classic records from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Diana Ross, the Bee Gees ...

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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