Rez Abbasi

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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. Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, and Bill Frisell were successively his musical influences. 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.

1987 he moved to New York City, where he has since worked. In 1991 he released his first album, which included the talent of Bob Mintzer, Kenny Werner, Gary Thomas, Peter Erskine, Marc Copland, and Michael Formanek. Since then he has played in the fusion genre, post-bop, hard bop, and jazz standards. Since the mid-1990s, Abbasi has operated as a music teacher and composer. In addition, he has worked as musical director and producer for singer Kiran Ahluwalia on his album Wanderlust (2008).
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none Rez Abbasi Rez Abbasi(Cass, Rea) Not On Label (Rez Abbasi Self-released) none US 1993 Sell This Version
Rez Abbasi - Third Ear album art Rez Abbasi Third Ear (Album) Cathexis (2) US 1995 Sell This Version
93-0003-2 Rez Abbasi - Modern Memory album art Rez Abbasi Modern Memory(CD, Album) Cathexis Records 93-0003-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
SJRCD1021 Rez Abbasi - Out Of Body album art Rez Abbasi Out Of Body(CD, Album) String Jazz SJRCD1021 US 2002 Sell This Version
ES-1125 Rez Abbasi - Snake Charmer album art Rez Abbasi Snake Charmer(CD, Album) Earth Sounds LLC ES-1125 US 2005 Sell This Version
ZM 200613 Rez Abbasi - Bazaar album art Rez Abbasi Bazaar(CD, Album) ZOHO ZM 200613 US 2006 Sell This Version
SSC 1236 Rez Abbasi - Things To Come album art Rez Abbasi Things To Come(CD, Album) Sunnyside Communications SSC 1236 US 2009 Sell This Version
ENJ-9575 2 Rez Abbasi - Suno Suno album art Rez Abbasi's Invocation* Suno Suno(CD, Album) Enja Records ENJ-9575 2 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
WR 4713 Rez Abbasi - Unfiltered Universe album art Rez Abbasi Unfiltered Universe(CD, Album) Whirlwind Recordings WR 4713 UK 2017 Sell This Version