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Expedition Audio Recommended
The quartet offers up eight classic fusion tunes penned by the era’s biggest names in electric jazz (several of whom also boast distinguished acoustic pedigrees), reinterpreting each in a completely non-amplified instrumental setting. Abbasi’s new acoustic arrangements appreciably retain the originals’ dynamism while also injecting considerable subtlety – a ‘best-of-all-possible-worlds’ scenario inhabiting the cross-section where jazz fans and lovers of popular music happily intersect. read more
Looking back at what is often called "jazz-rock" or "jazz fusion," Rez Abbasi offers some of these tunes played acoustically, to shine a different light on the electrical music of the seventies.
Personnel: Rez Abbasi (steel guitar, fretless guitar, baritone guitar); Bill Ware (vibraphone); Stephan Crump (acoustic bass); Eric McPherson (drums).
Audio Mixers: Michael Marciano; Rez Abbasi.
Liner Note Author: Rez Abbasi.
Recording information: Systems Two Recording, Brooklyn, NY (04/24/2014/04/25/2014).
Photographer: Dana Hall.
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