Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Series Presents Rez Abbasi
From Baruch DML
Titled the "Best of 2007" by Jazz Improv and "Best of 2006" by All About Jazz, New York based musician Rez Abbasi seamlessly combines jazz, soul-jazz, classical and world music. Hailing from the Indian sub-continent and trained at the University of California and the Manhattan School of Music, Abbasi is considered by many to be one of the leading jazz guitarists and composers of our day. He has five albums of original compositions, but it was his 2005 album "Snake Charmer" that has created a stir in the music world due to his blending of jazz and Indian music. Having performed and recorded with many of the greats (Ruth Brown, Peter Erskine, among others), Abbasi's new album "Bazaar" creates an even larger sphere of sound and is on the prestigious Zoho Music Label. Joining Abbasi at Baruch is Gary Versace on organ, Ted Poor on drums and tabla, and the famed Indian folk musician Kiran Ahluwalia.