Rez Abbasi Trio, Live In Concert The guitarist's electronics-enhanced trio is driven by what its leader calls "textural surprise. On stage, that's a point of departure for a sonically diverse set of original compositions.

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Guitarist Rez Abbasi's new electronics-enhanced trio is driven by what its leader calls "textural surprise." As heard on the 2012 album Continuous Beat, the Pakistani-born guitarist's newest repertoire was inspired by the late drummer Paul Motian. On wax, that's a point of departure to explore material as diverse as tunes by Motian's contemporaries, Indian ragas and "The Star-Spangled Banner." Abbasi returns to Newport with a set of original compositions — and one Keith Jarrett tune.

Personnel

  • Rez Abbasi, guitar
  • John Hébert, bass
  • Dan Weiss, drums

Set List

  • "Divided Attention" (Abbasi)
  • "Back Skin"(Abbasi)
  • "Blood Orange" (Abbasi)
  • "Rivalry" (Abbasi)
  • "Overseas" (Abbasi)
  • "The Cure" (Keith Jarrett)
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