One Truth

One Truth

by Omar Faruk Tekbilek
     
 
Turkish multi-instrumentalist Tekbilek composes in the tradition of Sufi mystics; his originals are ornate and stark, suffused with an aura of contemplation. But don't let the traditional instruments fool you: Tekbilek has performed alongside forward-thinking jazz musicians Don Cherry and Karl Berger, and his ONE TRUTH is that there are many truths, infinitely

Overview

Turkish multi-instrumentalist Tekbilek composes in the tradition of Sufi mystics; his originals are ornate and stark, suffused with an aura of contemplation. But don't let the traditional instruments fool you: Tekbilek has performed alongside forward-thinking jazz musicians Don Cherry and Karl Berger, and his ONE TRUTH is that there are many truths, infinitely expanding in the latticework of this passionate music.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
Released in the summer of the great Turkish earthquake of 1999, ONE TRUTH's prayers and ecstatic expression seem especially moving. Omar Faruk Tekbilek, a master of the lutelike oud, ney flute, and numerous Middle Eastern percussion instruments, opens a window on the divine passion of Sufi poetry. These words of praise and devotion acknowledge that the same truth binds us all. The hypnotic title track, with its gently swaying cadence, brings up images of Sufi dancers swirling to the pulse of the universe. But on "Red Skies," Tekbilek induces trances with the fire of flamenco guitars, while doumbek-charged belly dance rhythms propel "Roman." On "ARA'ya," the haunting echoes of the ney flute evoke the chanting of prayers in a great mosque. The album ends with the street sounds of "Istanbul" as the delightful melody is led innocently away by the plinks of a toy piano.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Omar Faruk Tekbilek's One Truth continues his exploration of the mystical sounds of Sufism, blending Middle Eastern instruments like the ney flute and modern electronic textures into intense, intricate works. The album's songs of devotion showcase Tekbilek's technical skill as well as his intuitive understanding of this passionate and spiritual music.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/1999
Label:
Hearts Of Space
UPC:
0025041130929
catalogNumber:
11309
Rank:
102455

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Omar Faruk Tekbilek   Primary Artist,Percussion,Bongos,Cymbals,Drums,Keyboards,Tambourine,Bells,Oud,Darbouka,Baglama,Ney,Snare Drums,Djembe,Shaker,kaval,Bendir,Bandir,Def,Jura
Brian Keane   Guitar
Tal Bergman   Drums
Chris Cunningham   Guitar,12-string Guitar,Sintir,Sintir Bass
Hassan Isikkut   Violin,Vocals
Kevan Torfeh   Cello
Azam Ali   Background Vocals
Randall Crafton   Voices,Shaker,Voiceover
Randy Crafton   Vocals,Voices,Shaker
Yuval Ron   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Classical Guitar
Roberto Cani   Violin,Vocals
Adam del Monte   Flamenco Guitar
Chris Cunningham   12-string Guitar,Sintir,Sintir Bass
Mike Fonte   Electric Guitar
Ian Nickus   Piano,Toy Piano
Dror Sini   Bells,Bottle,Shaker,finger cymbals,Bendir
Deniz Tekbilek   Background Vocals
Pinar Tekbilek   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Keane   Producer
Omar Faruk Tekbilek   Contributor
Randall Crafton   Engineer
Randy Crafton   Engineer
Yuval Ron   Arranger,Producer
Steve Hill   Art Direction

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