From: CA, United States
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Mystic Jazz
Richard Warren Field is a musician and writer living in Southern California. "Issa Music," his mystic/jazz fusion CD released in December of 2011, brings together Western and Eastern sounds to create a musical blend intended to evoke a universal sprituality. From the liner notes: "According to the Legend of Issa, a little over two thousand years ago a spiritually gifted young man left the land of Israel and traveled east. He studied Hinduism and Buddhism, in India and Tibet, and was certainly exposed to Zoroastrianism in Persia during his travels. He brought a controversial message of love, God and the Kingdom of Heaven back to the land of his birth. Authorities in power found his message a threat and executed him. Was Issa the man now known to history as Jesus Christ? If so, and if the Legend of Issa is true, Christianity can be linked to earlier Eastern religions. With Islam’s acknowledgment of roots in Jesus’s teachings, East and West could be linked spiritually more than we have ever imagined or realized. Issa music combines West and East modes/scales, harmonies and timbres to celebrate this idea."
Richard Warren Field is also the award-winning author of THE SWORDS OF FAITH, a novel about the Third Crusade that tells the story of religious in the midst of a brutal clash of Christianity and Islam.