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Rez Abbasi

Rez Abbasi
Country
Pakistan
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Rez Abbasi (born August 27, 1965 in Karachi, Pakistan) is an American fusion and jazz guitarist, music producer, and composer. Abbasi came with his parents to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles. Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, and Bill Frisell were successively his musical influences on guitar. Others include John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, and many non-jazz musicians. He studied at the University of Southern California and Manhattan School of Music jazz and classical music, then he went to India, where he learned from percussionist Alla Rakha. In 1989 he moved to New York City, where he has since worked.
Website
http://www.reztone.com
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Releases on file (17)
Rez Abbasi — Django Shift Rez Abbasi — Django Shift
(Whirlwind Recordings, 2020, CD / DL)
Amina Figarova / Edition 113 — Persistence Amina Figarova / Edition 113 — Persistence
(AmFi Records, 2020, CD / DL)
Isabelle Olivier / Rez Abbasi — Oasis Isabelle Olivier / Rez Abbasi — Oasis
(Enja , 2019, CD / DL)
Rez Abbasi / The Silent Ensemble — A Throw of Dice Rez Abbasi / The Silent Ensemble — A Throw of Dice
(Whirlwind Recordings, 2019, CD)
Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition — Agrima Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition — Agrima
(Self-Released no#, 2017, LP / DL)
Rez Abbasi — Unfiltered Universe Rez Abbasi — Unfiltered Universe
(Whirlwind WR 4713, 2017, CD)
Rez Abbasi & Junction — Behind the Vibration Rez Abbasi & Junction — Behind the Vibration
(Cuneiform Rune 424, 2016, CD)
Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet (RAAQ) — Intents and Purposes Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet (RAAQ) — Intents and Purposes
(Enja ENJ 9621 2, 2015, CD)
Rez Abbasi Trio — Continuous Beat Rez Abbasi Trio — Continuous Beat
(Enja ENJ-9591 2, 2012, CD)
Rez Abbasi's Invocation — Suno Suno Rez Abbasi's Invocation — Suno Suno
(Enja ENJ-9575 2, 2011, CD)
Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet (RAAQ) — Natural Selection Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet (RAAQ) — Natural Selection
(Sunnyside SSC 1264, 2010, CD)
Rez Abbasi — Things to Come Rez Abbasi — Things to Come
(Sunnyside SSC 1236, 2009, CD)
Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition — Apti Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition — Apti
(Innova 709, 2008, CD)
Rudresh Mahanthappa — Kinsmen Rudresh Mahanthappa — Kinsmen
(Pi Recordings PI28, 2008, CD)
Rez Abbasi — Bazaar Rez Abbasi — Bazaar
(Zoho ZM 200613, 2006, CD)
Rez Abbasi — Out of Body Rez Abbasi — Out of Body
(String Jazz SJRCD1021, 2002, CD)
Rez Abbasi — Third Ear Rez Abbasi — Third Ear
(Cathexis CTH4, 1995, CD)

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