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.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.