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Rez Abbasi at the Blue Whale

The guitarist Rez Abbasi embodies the globally omnivorous state of modern jazz. Born in Pakistan, schooled in L.A. and now a New Yorker, he’s interested in reinventing a huge swath of American jazz and South Asian classic music. In his hands, the globe’s music feels relentlessly new and progressive. The Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut Onizuka St. Suite 301, L.A. 9 p.m. Sat.

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