Natural Selection is the latest project by guitarist Rez Abbasi, this is undoubtedly one of his most lyrically intoxicating sessions which in turn captures his acoustic voice brilliantly … —Rob Young | The Urban Flux
Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet -][- Natural Selection – [Sunny Side Records, 2010]
The blend of the acoustic guitar with vibraphone is one I’ve envisioned for years and that I’ve not heard so far on other recordings. It offered me a fresh perspective from which to write the music for this album. During the compositional process, I was conscious of magnifying the group’s unique chamber-like sound while retaining the essence and subtleties of each player’s unique voice.
In addition, it was important that the acoustic guitar not only be featured on ballads, as it often is, but also engaged in a variety of settings as a viable front line instrument. —Rez Abbasi
REZ ABBASI: Acoustic Guitars
Bill Ware:: Vibraphone
Stephan Crump: Acoustic Bass
Eric McPherson: Drums
ALL COMPOSITIONS BY REZ ABBASI except:
Lament by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Personal Mountains by Keith Jarrett;
Punjab by Joe Henderson; Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers
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