Always interested in photography, so in the early '70s I started combining the two. Beyond Dreams is a new album by multi-platinum-selling recording artist Hennie Bekker that incorporates the principles of body rhythm entrainment. Drawing on childhood memories growing up near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, this unique album of original compositions, is an eclectic mix of instrumental, relaxation and world music that showcases his talent as a multi-genre artist. Here, he added scores of film, television, radio and commercial music to his list of career accomplishments. Shortly thereafter, Bekker taught himself how to play the piano, and at the age of 15, began playing with various jazz fusion bands in Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. There, with Emil Zoghby, arranged, and co-produced for such as Cole, and Black.
Bekker was in Mufulira, a town 10 of the border. During the '90s, Bekker also found time to issue his own solo releases, including such titles as Great Lakes Suite, Summer Breeze, Mirage, Tember, Jabula, and Spa, among others. Hennie Bekker is a multi-platinum musician who has spent his entire music career exploring a wide array of genres, from new age, electronic, instrumental, world music, and practically everything in-between. He is a of technology, the full of his state-of-the-art to blend, stretch, and his core sounds. In 1987, Bekker emigrated to Canada where he concentrated on commercial work and recorded over twenty instrumental albums for stock-music companies. Bekker was raised in Mufulira, a Zambian copper mining town 10 miles south of the Congo border.
In 2005, Bekker launched another album series, African Tapestries, which explored the exotic music of his homeland. The dramatic canyons and barren deserts of this popular region become even more awe-inspiring when the harmonious sounds of the local wildlife are blended with a complementary music score. No financial rewards, but immense satisfaction and, thanks to linking up with writer Stan Britt, managed to meet and photograph some of my heroes: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson. New age multi-instrumentalist Hennie Bekker is a prolific recording artist with a cross-genre approach that references jazz, rock, dance, and ambient styles of music. An Anthology Of Relaxing Instrumental Music is the subtitle of his Spectrum album, which I found to be an wide assortment of melodic songs pointing to the diverse abilities of a truly world-class musician.
That led me on the path to jazz. Then in the sixties I heard Stanz Getz and Charlie Byrd with Desafinado. The result is Beyond Dreams, sixty minutes of continuous music that is designed to help the listener achieve a deep state of relaxation. Spectrum is a relaxing album highlighting the entire range and variety of this artist who has composed and produced over 60 albums to date, along with his compositional arrangements and collaborations that number well over a thousand. Their Solitudes series was so popular the releases reached gold, platinum, double and triple platinum status. The two collaborated on the first fourteen Exploring Nature With Music albums, a highly successful series that has sold gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum volumes.
Hennie is an award-winning, multi-platinum-selling musician, and decades, cultures, and genres. Be polite, obtain permission, remain invisible, and always thank when possible the musicians and venue operators. In the fifties I enjoyed latin music. He also continued to release a steady stream of solo albums including 2000's jazz standards album Swing Gently, 2005's relaxing Exotic Spa, 2010's holiday-themed Christmas Spirit, and the 2011 compilation Spectrum: An Anthology of Relaxing Instrumental Music. Hennie Bekker is an award winning, multi-platinum selling musician whose eclectic career spans decades, continents, generations and genres. His was by the of the wilderness, the of chanting, and the of at sundown.
In 1980 to Africa, film scores, for television, and of to his discography. By 1987, Bekker had relocated once more, this time to Canada, where he focused on commercial work contributing musical bits to stock-music companies. Citation Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:. His success as a fusion-jazz musician and band leader elevated him to become the musical director for one of South Africa's largest record companies. He is a self-taught pianist who had his professional debut at age 15, spending the next decade performing with various bands throughout Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Visit Spectrum, or visit his. In his and series, he his to songs, the of moods, and seasons, and his of classics, and on albums.
In those early years, he was captivated by the symphonic sounds of the African wilderness, the haunting harmonies of tribal chanting and the rhythmic dialogue of drummers communicating between camps at sundown. Eventually, Bekker gravitated toward the meditative sounds of new age, where he added soothing melodies to nature sounds compiled by Dan Gibson, which led to the duo collaborating on a total of 14 Exploring Nature with Music releases and to further Bekker musical contributions for the aforementioned Kaleidoscope and Tranquility series. Spectrum by Hennie Bekker is one of the best relaxation albums I have heard so far from the award winning artist who has entertained multitudes of people over the course of several decades. Raised in a Zambian copper-mining town ten miles south of the Congolese border Mufulira , Bekker became entranced early on by such sounds as tribal chanting and drumming, perking up his interest in music. . Bekker was raised in Mufulira, a Zambian copper mining town 10 miles south of the Congo border. Film scores and recordings for television and radio can also be included in his growing list of lifetime achievements.
The entire life work, credits and achievements of Hennie Bekker could easily fill the page of this article alone, but I can briefly say the review of his life work is very impressive. With this album, Hennie Bekker wanted to combine rhythmic entrainment with melodies that listeners could enjoy while preparing for sleep, meditating, or practicing yoga or general self-exploration. From there, Bekker began scoring for film, television, radio, and commercials before eventually moving to London, England, where he teamed up with producer Emil Zoghby and started arranging, conducting, and producing albums for the likes of Freddie Cole, Magna Carta, and Stanley Black. Hennie Bekker from Canada, who was born and raised in Africa and lived in England, brings an entire world of experience to his music, and believe me it shows on his newest release. Bekker's over and over a he has either composed or arranged, or to he has his genius. .