On February 1 Guitarist Rez Abbasi Releases "Snake Charmer"

On February 1, 2005 Earth Sounds Records proudly releases Snake Charmer, the new recording from guitarist/sitar-guitarist Rez Abbasi. This recording, which is his fourth CD as a leader, is the follow up recording to the critically acclaimed “Out Of Body,” of which DownBeat Magazine said, “Out Of Body should reaffirm Abbasi's increasing stature within the modern jazz community, 4 Stars.” On Snake Charmer Abbasi is joined by the great Dave Liebman on soprano sax, Gary Versace on organ, Danny Weiss on drums and tabla, and Kiran Ahluwalia on vocals and tanpura.

Making New York his home for the past fifteen years, Rez Abbasi is considered to be one of the foremost modern jazz guitar players in the world. With influences from the Indian subcontinent, Abbasi has developed a unique sound both as a composer and an instrumentalist. On Snake Charmer, Abbasi delivers a unique blend of music that expands the language of jazz with compositions and playing that can be described as The Tony Williams Lifetime meets Indian classical music. Snake Charmer is a vivid representation of Rez Abbasi’s eclectic influences and experiences, and a stunning addition to the world-jazz genre.

Rez Abbasi has honed his skills with performances across the globe including multiple tours in Europe, Canada, the U.S., India/Pakistan and at jazz and world music festivals. He has also performed and/or recorded with many jazz/world greats including, Grammy winner Ruth Brown, Peter Erskine, Kenny Werner, Barre Phillips, DD Jackson, Tim Hagans, Marc Johnson, Billy Hart, Michael Formanek, Gary Thomas, Kiran Ahluwalia, Christian Howes, Sandip Burman, Tony Malaby and a host of others.

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