This international quartet was formed in 2010 in Amsterdam. It is composed of outstanding musicians: saxophonist and clarinettist Alex Simu from Romania; German pianist Franz von Chossy, percussionist Sjahin During from Turkey and Mehmet Polat, born in the Sufi Urfa, vocalist and oud player.
The musicians are highly accomplished at combining original compositions and the ancient melodies of Arabia, Anatolia and the Balkans with contemporary improvised music. Their 2010 debut ‘Beyond Babylon” garners very good reviews; the release received the title of the Netherlands’s Best World Music Album 2010 from the prestigious Dutch ‘Mixed World Music”.
The group performed at the Ethno Port Festival in 2012.