Hazar is one of the very few musicians who have managed to become a virtuoso on two completely different musical instruments. On his debut 2009 album “Virtuoso” accompanied with bassist Carles Benavent, he demonstrated an exemplary technique by playing pieces by Chick Corea, Bach, Mozart and Paganini’s Caprice on three strings and was regarded as ‚The Paganini of Saz. Then after a concert when speaking with guitarist John McLaughlin, John commented on his album saying, “If you want to show your skills, you should play guitar.” Within a very short time Hazar switch to guitar, noting in an interview, “I had nothing more to tell with the saz.” He subsequently was able to play the guitar at the highest level and recorded his 2020 album “Reincarnated” with special guest world renowned fusion guitarist Al Di Meola.
Following in the footsteps of his inspiration, Paco de Lucia, Hazar shows an outstanding virtuosity, alternating with sonorous melodies, fast solo lines and breathtaking technique, while adding new emotional depth to his playing.
For hi-res enthusiast the Immersive Audio Network edition with a CD + Pure Audio Blu-ray disc should be of most interest. The Blu-ray contains 2.0 stereo PCM 96kHz / 24-bit, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio 48kHz / 24-bit, 7.1.4 Auro-3D (11.1) 48kHz / 24-bit, and Dolby Atmos.
Released August 28, 2020.
Pure Audio Blu-ray with 48k / 24-bit Auro 3D 7.1.4 (11.1) and 5.1 surround. Dolby Atmos, plus 96kHz / 24-bit 2.0 stereo. Also available on CD or Vinyl.
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.