Music: Numen

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Guitarist Phil Keaggy has been recording albums for about 40 years now, most of them for the Christian music industry. He has something like 70 albums in his catalog. So how do you make that much music and still keep it fresh and creative? One way he does it is by looking for new collaborators. On his recent album, Numen, Keaggy teams up with Kyle Jones. Jones is a percussionist who uses lots of non-Western instruments and techniques. He brings these world-music sensibilities to this instrumental album, giving it an Indian feel that is a welcome addition to Keaggy’s sound. What you hear is the sound of two veteran musicians encouraging each other to take chances and explore new areas. Available at PhilKeaggy.com.

About the Author

Robert J. Keeley is professor of education at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich.