|Abbasi, Rez / Snake Charmer|
|Add Date:||2006-02-05||Pull Date:||2006-04-09||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||2 Apr||12 Mar||5 Mar||12 Feb|
|1.||May 13, 2011:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|4.||Mar 31, 2006:||Memory Select |
|2.||Nov 13, 2009:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|5.||Mar 10, 2006:||Memory Select |
|3.||Sep 05, 2006:||Umami Jazz Program |
|6.||Mar 10, 2006:||No Cover, No Minimum |
REZ ABBASI – “Snake Charmer” |
Earth Sounds, 2005
MODERN JAZZ – NYC guitarist Abbasi digs into his Indian subcontinent roots on his 4th CD. Not that he’s ever strayed far: after music school in California and New York, he went to India to study the tabla! The core of this disc is a trio with Gary Versace on organ and Danny Weiss on drums. The seemingly omnipresent Dave Liebman turns up to add soprano sax on 2 & 6, and vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia adds flavor to 2, 4 & 8.
Fo’s Picks: I like it all, but 1, 2, 4 stand out
1. 8:01 – twisty intro, rhythmically complex with many tempo shifts, breakdowns. Guitar solo high and stumbling, organ solo a staccato zombie-walk.
2. 9:03 – for Daniel Pearl: relaxed and emotive with a strong Indian feel, tabla and floating vocal. Middle is edgy jazz w/ “sitar-guitar,” soprano sax gets raw.
3. 8:34 – chugging drive: unison guitar & organ, then each takes off with fluid lines.
4. 8:54 – street sounds, then gentle ruminations w/ sitar-guitar, tabla, organ, voice
5. 7:28 – similar to #1 rhythmically; solos more meandering. check out the intro!
6. 6:06 – slower and somewhat contemplative, with soprano sax & acoustic guitar
7. 6:09 – midtempo but propulsive, stair-climbing melody line, active drums
8. 1:58 – short tone poem for acoustic guitar & voice. Lots of space, rather sad.
[Fo] - 1/31/06
|4.||Motherland||8.||Thanks For Nothingness|