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date: 25 January 2020

Falay, Maffy [Ahmed Muvaffak ]locked

  • Barry Kernfeld

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[Ahmed Muvaffak ]

(b Izmir, Turkey, Aug 30, 1930). Turkish trumpeter. He grew up in a musical family and first played jazz at clubs and parties while attending the conservatory of music in Ankara (1947–54). Having been discovered by Dizzy Gillespie when he played a welcoming salute when the famous trumpeter arrived at Ankara airport in 1956, Falay lived in Germany (1956–9) and then moved to Sweden, where he performed and recorded with Nils Lindberg; he also played and in 1960 recorded with Harry Arnold, the singer Boris Lindquist, and Arne Domnérus. With Quincy Jones he recorded (1961), performed at the Swedish Jazz Festival (1963), and collaborated on film music. He recorded in Germany with the Clarke–Boland Big Band (1961, 1963) and Kurt Edelhagen (1964), and later made recordings, principally in Stockholm, with Bernt Rosengren (1969, 1971, 1973...

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