“Asaf Rabi, one of the most versatile and accomplished composers on bass guitar”

 

Deccan Herald

Asaf’s music is at a cultural crossroads that reflects the paths he has walked as an instrumentalist throughout his life: It combines elements of jazz, 1970s Rock ‘n’ Roll, Indian classical and old Hebrew music. While he is quite a virtuoso on the bass guitar, Asaf’s real prowess comes across not by a need to show off manual dexterity but rather his ability to draw on the above-mentioned influences when constructing a melody or a phrase. His accomplishments on the fretless bass and upright bass allow Asaf to blend naturally in ensembles playing the music of non-Western cultures seamlessly, and his studies in the East show through in the naturalness of his improvisations.