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Abbasi, Rez / Things To Come
Album:Things To Come Collection:Jazz
Artist:Abbasi, Rez Added:Oct 2009
Label:Sunnyside Communications 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-12-27 Pull Date:2010-02-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 14Feb 7Jan 17

 Recent Airplay
1.May 12, 2012:Jazz Catharsis
Realities Of Chromaticism
4.Feb 08, 2010:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Things To Come
2.May 13, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Why Me Why Them, Dream State
5.Feb 05, 2010:Something Old, Something New, Something Blue
3.Mar 04, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Air Traffic
6.Feb 05, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Why Me Why Them

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-12-24 
REZ ABBASI: Things to Come
Sunnyside, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – Abbasi is a very fine Pakistani-American guitarist, whose sinuous style and fuzzed/ringing tone may be familiar from Rudresh Mahanthappa’s recent work or other recordings blending modern jazz ideas with elements of South Asian music. Here Abbasi leads a strong band with Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer and singer Kiran Ahluwalia through a serious set of very thoughtful, chewy tunes.

Rez Abbasi - guitars
Rudresh Mahanthappa - alto sax
Vijay Iyer - piano
Johannes Weidenmueller - bass
Dan Weiss - drums
Kiran Ahluwalia - vocals (2,3,4,6)
Mike Block - cello (2,7)

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6

1. 7:54 – thick compound rhythm, brooding: bright piano & sax, gritty guitar
2. 8:02 – quiet mystery: winding vocal, inquisitive sax, incisive guitar
3. 7:03 – ponderous feel, complex rhythm, acrobatic vocal, drifts & rushes
4. 1:57 – delicate guitar/vocal interlude
5. 7:28 – lilting melody slides into knotty guitar/sax dialogue; cool drum work
6. 10:57 – catchy/floating: sweet guitar & vox, sax has an edge, piano surge
7. 9:04 – intriguing harmonies; shifting theme; solos splash and spray
8. 5:31 – upbeat & twisty, bass solo calms it down, then everyone dives in
[ Fo ] 12/24/09

Track Listing
1.Dream State 5.Why Me Why Them
2.Air Traffic 6.Within Sanity
3.Hard Colors 7.Realities Of Chromaticism
4.Things To Come 8.Insulin