Rez Abbasi's Invocation feat. Greg Osby at Yoshi's Oakland
May 17, 2011 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
May 17, 2011
Rez Abbasi (guitar), Greg Osby (sax), Matt Mitchell (piano), Johannes Weidenmueller (bass), and Dan Weiss (drums and percussion)
Pakistani-American, NY guitarist, Rez Abbasi is an emblematic figure in the globalization of jazz. While firmly grounded in the jazz canon, his sound is informed by Indian & Pakistani music. Recently, Abbasi was commissioned by Chamber Music America to write new music specifically influenced by Qawwali, a spiritual music from the Sufi mystics of Pakistan. Much like Qawwali, Abbasi's music possesses a unique driving force, a broad dynamic range and a group cohesiveness that creates a deep sense of groove. Invocation's new recording is due out this October on the prestigious Enja label.
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