it was back in 1971, the Turkish trumpet player Maffy Falay decided to start the band that would go on to be legendary – Sevda. Maffy had been living in Sweden since 1960, working both there and in Europe (for instance with the famous Clarke-Boland Big Band in Cologne and in Kurt Edelhagen’s Radio Orchestra). Maffy had this notion that the combination of Turkish folk music and jazz was a match made in heaven. In the Sevda line up there were both Swedish and Turkish jazz musicians, Maffy, Okay Temiz, Gunnar Bergsten, Bernt Rosengren, Ove Gustafsson as well as Turkish folk violin player Salih Baysal.
Both albums that Sevda made for Caprice are included in this exclusive and unique collector’s edition, available on CD for the first time. Besides these this edition also features a bonus DVD with the two original television programs that Swedish Television broadcast in 1972 and 1973; accordingly the same recording that was used for the first album.