Abbasi, Rez / Invocation / Suno Suno
Album:Suno Suno Collection:Jazz
Artist:Abbasi, Rez / Invocation Added:Nov 2011
Label:Enja Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-11-27 Pull Date:2012-01-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 29Jan 22Jan 15Jan 8Jan 1Dec 18Dec 11Dec 4

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 01, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum: Saturday Edition
Onus On Us
4.Apr 24, 2012:Rebop
Onus On Us
2.Sep 14, 2015:Everything A to Z week 11
5.Jan 27, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Thanks For Giving
3.Nov 16, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Onus On Us
6.Jan 24, 2012:Rebop

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-25 
Enja, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Guitarist Rez Abbasi leads a band of longtime associates (including cerebral pianist Vijay Iyer and sax firebrand Rudresh Mahanthappa) through seven intriguing tunes with tricky, winding melodic twists and South Asian harmonies. There are subtle hints of Qawwali devotional music too, and many of the solos have a dreamy, ecstatic air. Abbasi’s records are always worth listening to, and this is no exception: challenging yet seductive music.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 7

1. 13:08 – trudging rhythm: piano runs bright & dark, spirited sax/guitar solos
2. 11:15 – sort of soulful Indo-Pak blues thump, plus a brief visit to outer space
3. 1:43 – lush solo piano intro to #4
4. 6:57 – surging tension into heavy swing; tight melody, hot sax, bluesy guitar
5. 9:42 – relaxed and meandering, but solos have an urgency that fights it
6. 9:55 – a long journey: dizzying piano labyrinth, guitar creeps, sax builds up
7. 11:26 – happy intro gives way to low, serious groove and brainy solos

[ Fo ] - November 2011

Track Listing
1.Thanks For Giving 4.Monuments
2.Onus On Us 5.Nusrat
3.Monuments (Intro) 6.Overseas
 7.Part Of One