Rez Abbasi (guitar); Johannes Weidenmueller(Bass); Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone); Vijay Iyer (piano); Dan Weiss (drums)
Rez Abbasi in his new recording "Things To Come" blends musical elements of his South Asian heritage with those of progressive jazz. Jazz itself has always been open to diverse musical influences. The Pakistani-American Abbasi is involved with an increasingly influential group of musicians of South Asian descent, most notably pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, both of whom appear on "Things To Come". The addition of Indian classical vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia to the ensemble on a number of pieces adds a unique beauty to this inspiring new recording.