Altın Sencalar will release Reconnected, his third album as band leader on August 27, 2021. Altin’s music embraces his heritage and celebrates Afro-Latin, Turkish, and Jazz musical traditions. This album is dedicated to his two grandfathers: John Fernando Garcia, who passed in December 2020, and Bülent Şençalar, who still resides in Turkey as a renowned musician.
While working on this album, Altin focused on the relationship between dance and music. “This style is greatly influenced by salsa music,” Altin tells. Additionally, the compositions on Reconnected draw on bebop and hard bop tradition, and utilize motifs drawn directly from the music of his Turkish grandfather.
Altin is joined by drummer Daniel Dufour and bassist Utah Hamrick. Roxy Coss, saxophone, and Pete Rodriguez, trumpet, are featured guest artists.
Altin is currently on faculty at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor as the Adjunct Professor of Music, where he
works as the Director of Jazz Ensembles and the Applied Trombone Instructor.