Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Tree of Patience (Alif Records, 2006)
Multi-instrumentalist and ney master Omar Faruk Tekbilek has returned with a new solo recording accompanied by the cream of world music. The Turkish musician is known for his exquisite flute melodies and rich harmonies, combining exhilarating Turkish music with world rhythms, Flamenco and electronic ambiance.
On Tree of Patience, Tekbilek appears along with ud player Ara Dinkian, percussion wonderman Arto Tunçboyaciyan, legendary Flamenco singer Enrique Morente, cellist David Darling and deep space synth master Steve Roach.
Despite some reputable guest vocalists, most of the album is a an instrumental effort, highlighting Tekbilek’s outstanding work on the evocative ney, one of the most beautiful flutes in the world.
Buy Tree of Patience.