Catching Up with Ferit Odman

Many music fans discovered the drummer and band leader Ferit Odman in 2016, when his all-analog vinyl LP Dameronia with Strings impressed both audiophiles and jazz lovers. The record combined pristine sonics with performances that explored the intricate arrangements and rich harmonies of Tadd Dameron. As many TAS readers know, the album went out of print almost immediately. In order to amend that situation and give listeners a fuller appreciation of Odman’s artistry, Equinox is now releasing The Vinyl Collection, a beautifully packaged three-LP vinyl compilation that includes Dameronia and the two Odman releases that preceded it. While some drummers …