26 December 2016

Village Voice- With His Band, Invocation, Guitarist Rez Abbasi Puts an Indian Spin on Jazz

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The new project by jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi is billed as an engagement with Carnatic music, the centuries-old classical tradition of South India. But listeners won’t find the expected elements in Abbasi’s Invocation. For one thing, the group uses no Indian instruments, even though drummer Dan Weiss is also a tabla master and Abbasi has, in the past, picked up an electric sitar.

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