A VICIOUS MURDER [expanded jazz orchestra with soloist]

According to some, Rumi composed some of the most beautiful mystical poetry ever written after the murder of Shams (his beloved teacher and friend) by the people of Konya who were jealous of their close relationship.

Composed by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

Performed by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext? featuring Dave Liebman and conducted by Ken Schaphorst

from “THE RISE UP: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Inspiration”

Video directed by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, edited by Christo Tsiaras