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Erik Jacobs for NPR
Rez Abbasi
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Newport Jazz Festival

Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet In Concert 2010WGBH




Guitarist Rez Abbasi has spent plenty of time immersing himself in South Asian music; he also has plenty of full-on jazz chops. In his own music as a bandleader, he treads in the wide space between one and the other. Abbasi's set at the CareFusion Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., features his latest band, a group that features his acoustic guitar paired with vibraphone, bass and drums.

  • Rez Abbasi, acoustic guitar
  • Bill Ware, vibraphone
  • Stephan Crump, bass
  • Eric McPherson, drums
Set List
  • "Punjab" (Joe Henderson)
  • "Pakistani Minor"
  • "Personal Mountains" (Keith Jarrett)
  • "Up On The Hill"
  • "Blu Vindaloo"
  • "Lament" (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
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