Managing Principal, Baiyina
www.nasarabadey.com - http://www.artsdpc.net/nasar-abadey-profile/
SUPERNOVA® performs music from the threshold of Jazz to beyond space and time in "Multi-D", multi-dimensional and multi-directional, while having an artistic license to express their original compositions through traditional African rhythms, bebop, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Afro Brazilian, free form, etc. The band continues to record, perform, and present workshops and master classes.
Drummer Nasar Abadey leads this progressive jazz ensemble in trenchant explorations of his, and band member's original compositions. The music is rooted in the bop tradition, but inflected with a connection to the many great musicians who came before from the African Diaspora. On drums, Abadey prods and pushes with a contemporary sense of groove and swing. SUPERNOVA® will restore your faith in humanity.
"Drawing influences from powerhouse drummers such as Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, and Jack DeJohnette, Abadey knows how to swing hard, but not in a manner that's bombastic and obtrusive. Instead, he builds tension behind billowing solos"...John Murph, Jazz Times Magazine.
Never on cymbal ride autopilot, Abadey's rhythmic pulse is highly elastic, spacious and driving which allows SUPERNOVA® superb group empathy to shine through. Each member contributes not only noteworthy solos and top-notch musicianship, but also cogent compositions.