Dave Brubeck blew his cool blue jazz all over the world after his TIME OUT album of 1959, a record influenced by a state sponsored tour of Eurasia. ‘Blue Rondo A La Turc’ was a game changer with its 9/8 time signature. Following a similar theme, the contemporary Turkish musicians Onder Focan (guitar) and the Salliel Brother’s (sax) project is entitled Funkbook a La Turc. It’s the third part of a series – previous projects include ‘Standard’ and ‘Swing’ A la Turc – resulting in a funk driven assemblage of Turkish songs, going against the mainstream jazz sound of Turkey borrowing from folk and urban styles of music. The album was released in December, 2018.