Rez Abbasi Trio Live Set in Jazz Alternatives on Friday

At 6pm tomorrow, guitarist/composer Rez Abbasi is going to play a live set in the WKCR studios with his newly formed trio: John Hebert on the bass and Satoshi Takeishi on the drums. Their album Continuous Beat (Enja, 2012) will be released this fall. A day before their CD pre-release show on Saturday, the trio will give the WKCR audience a taste of how the album sounds like. More info on Continuous Beat is Abbasi’s first trio outing and the results are brimming with adventure and subtlety. Along with his cutting edge compositions, the trio reinterprets Monk’s, Off Minor, Jarrett’s, The Cure and others, using guitar electronic manipulation. As he states, “I wanted to excite the listener with a new guitar trio experience. One that retains the warmth of the established trio sound but also employs electronics in order to expand the timbral pallet, especially for the melodies. Ultimately, this approach not only gives clarity to the solos but also keeps the listener’s aural sense stimulated.” Tune in at 6pm tomorrow!