Third Ear is Rez Abbasi's Debut album and features Peter Erskine, Marc Johnson, Ken Werner, Bob Mintzer, Billy Drewes, Ben Perowsky and others.
Heralded as one of the foremost modern jazz guitarist by many publications including, Down Beat, Jazztimes, Signal To Noise and The Toronto Star, Rez Abbasi's music commands attention. The All Music Guide has referred to Abbasi as "One of the most virtuosic guitarist in New York."
Rez's music crosses boundaries in every direction. Originally born in the Indian sub-continent but brought up in the states, Rez has had the privilege to embrace many musical land scapes. It is natural that his music is fortified with straight rhythms and grooves as well as swing pulses. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music with a scholarship, Rez began touring. His performances have been many including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, French Radio, Tri C Jazz Festival, Ottawa and West Canadian Festivals, The Blue Note (NY), Kniting Factory etc..
He has performed with among others, Ruth Brown, Billy Hart, Marvin"Smitty"Smith, Rick Margitza, Ken Werner, Michael Formanek, Gary Thomas and Lonnie Plaxico.