Rez Abbasi Invocation Quintet
Saturday, November 17, 2012
For over a decade, Rez Abbasi has been blazing a new trail as a leading figure in cutting-edge South Asian-American jazz. A quicksilver guitarist who melds jazz with the musical strains of his Pakistani heritage, including the music of Qawwali, his work spans far and wide, including performances with Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition (at the Flynn in 2011), Vijay Iyer (at the 2012 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival), and Indian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia. Abbasi and his elite quintet perform music from his latest album Suno Suno, along with new compositions that create the perfect hybrid of modern jazz and world inflections.