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Modern Memory

Label: Cathexis Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: Serie De Arco; Next Year; Modern Memory 1; Blu Vindaloo; Every Sunday

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Rez Abbasi: Modern Memory

Read "Modern Memory" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Fluid Mechanics. Rez Abbasi plays guitar like cold water pouring from a picture. His lines are seamless, swinging with no fear. Originally hailing from Karachi, Pakistan, Abbsabi’s parents soon located to Los Angeles where Rez grew up, he was influenced by Jim Hall and Pat Metheny. He moved to New York in the late 1980’s, graduated ...

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Rez Abbasi: Modern Memory

Read "Modern Memory" reviewed by David Adler


A few things are made clear by this recording: Guitarist Rez Abbasi has formidable chops, writes really good tunes, picks great musicians, and is a talent to watch out for. The core of the lineup on Modern Memory is Abbasi on electric and acoustic guitars, Michael Formanek on double bass, and Tony Moreno on drums. On ...

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Rez Abbasi: Modern Memory

Read "Modern Memory" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Born in Pakistan and raised in the USA since the age of 3, guitarist Rez Abbasi is bona fide “jazz guitarist”, who displays characteristics that pay homage to traditional and modern jazz art-forms. However, Abbasi’s long standing interest in East Indian classical and popular music may subliminally lend itself to his sometimes-unorthodox phrasing, distinct ...


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