He played with most of the top musicians in Istanbul as he found this attractive, fitting in different genres gave him the chance to approach music and jazz in multiple directions. The album reflects this mixture including funk, arabesque and pop influences as well as improvisations. Nazdrave has become not just the album’s but also the project’s name after the release.
Ediz Hafizoglu is also an important figure in Istanbul’s music scene with the Drum & Bass Magazine and Guitar Magazine he’s being publishing since years. He also owns his own record label publishing independent artists’ albums since 2008.