Talented guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi has taken a new approach to his music. On his new Sunnyside CD, Natural Selection, he has ditched his electric guitar and convened the Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, a new ensemble made up of entirely acoustic instrumentalists. RAAQ features the talents of vibraphonist Bill Ware, bassist Stephan Crump, and drummer Eric McPherson on the leader's adventurous compositions and some thoughtful covers.
released September 21, 2010
Rez Abbasi - guitar - acoustic
Bill Ware - vibraphone
Stephan Crump - acoustic bass
Eric McPherson - drums
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GREAT MUSIC!!! I still dislike the name "Thumbscrew." In a nation with a history of torture, state-sponsored torture, the policeman torturing George Floyd while he murdered him, torture is an accepted fact of life. How about "Heartscrew" instead? Taking pain into the heart, recognizing it, honoring it. I guess it could refer to the joy of open-hearted sex as opposed to mere pornography which has also become standard in the media. quakor