Beyond the Sky The soulful and spirited music of
Beyond the Sky
transports the listener to exotic regions of the Mediterranean, Turkey, the
Middle East and North Africa. This collaboration brings back the symbiotic
duo of Brian Keane and Omar Faruk Tekbilek, along with three other
remarkable musicians. Together, they navigate a timeless path of mystery,
excitement and energy, dense with the imagery of an ancient landscape.
The exceptional interaction of the musicians produce a spontaneous
emotion, on both the original pieces they wrote for this recording, and the
traditional Middle Eastern melodies they adapted. There is a good deal of
improvisation, based on modal and rhythmic cues, updating standard tunes
perhaps a thousand years old. Amidst the Middle Eastern harmonies, the
listener catches whiffs of Moroccan and even Afro-Cuban styles.
weaves a Middle Eastern fusion of cultural influences.