Tree of Patience

October 1, 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 10, 2006
  • Label: White Swan
  • Total Length: 54:14
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  • ASIN: B000S5AWZ0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #372,800 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. TIMMERMAN on June 11, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The overall sound here is a little more diverse than a lot of Omar's albums, with a number of international guests, although even his regular ensemble is quite cosmopolitan. However the essential stirring sounds and rhythms from his Turkish roots that define most of his albums still provide the framework, so fans need not fear Tekbilek has strayed too far from those atmospheric Sufi-inspired grooves they have come to enjoy and expect. Except for one traditional number the core band has written all the tunes, and it drives the overall sound. Ara Dinkjian on oud, Brian Keane on guitar and synthesisers, Hasan Isakkut on kanun (zither) and percussionist extraordinaire Arto Tuncboyaciyan are back again, and they are sometimes augmented by a string ensemble, along with Flamenco singer Enrique Morente, accordionist Nabawy, keyboards whiz Steve Roach, Eric Weissberg on banjo, John Villa on didgeridoo and even a children's choir.

You know you're on to a good thing right from the opening track "Common Spirit", where a lovely melody is announced by oud and guitar, soon to be accompanied by the ney (flute) and percussion. The tempo then steps up a little on "Elation", driven along by rolling percussion, ney, oud and violin. And so on through a variety of moods, colours and foot-tapping rhythms. The Spanish-tinged Ole Aman is a delight.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek's music is always elegant and fascinating, and this album demonstrates his willingness to be inclusive rather than exclusive in creating it.
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By nascarnut on May 23, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love this album because to me it represents the best of Turkish Sufi music. The music is also very soothing and relaxing for me. It works great for meditation!
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0 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Dobeman on April 2, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Let me first say that I have not heard the entire CD. I've only heard one or two songs that are played on my Satellite Radio.

The song that gets the most play is "Common Spirit" and I'm sad to say that this is one of those rare songs (like Lila Floods: The Ocean Refuses No River) that when it comes on, I cringe and scramble to turn the channel.

I don't know what it is, but the hokey introduction to "Common Spirit" scratches a nerve in me and makes it seems like I'm shopping in a badly lit grocery store rather than grooving to some mellow music.

Sorry Faruk, not your best work.
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