May 2010 Mark Alban Lotz had the opportunity to record and perform with some of the great exponents of the free improvising scene in Istanbul. Out of this came two albums. This album features next to ensemble improvisations duets and trios of Islak Köpek members with Lotz. Liner notes by Kevin Whitehead. The CD ‘Istanbul Improv Sessions May 5h‘ feature an ensemble around guitarist Umut Caglar.
Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.pt “There are 11 varied duos and trios throughout the cd, but there is a common characteristic to all tracks: everything that happens, happens around lotz. and extremely well … .”