Nazim Rashid has played with some of the world's best jazz masters such as Eddie Harris, Eddie Henderson, Hank Jones, Arthur Prysock, Richard 'Groove' Holmes, Billy Higgins, Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Smith, John Handy and others. Nazim has studied with Eddie Harris and Joe Henderson, perfomed with the San Francisco Big Band for 13 years, also with his own sextet 'The Nazim Rashid Sextet' in the Bay area, and in the Phoenix, AZ area with his group 'Nazim Rashid & New Renaissance releasing his first CD in 2002 entitled 'Remembrance.' Nazim traveled with the Coasters and the Drifters in the mid 70's and with a R&B group in the early 70's. Nazim recorded a New Age CD with Erin Jacobsen entitled 'Hour of the Pearl,' on the Ursa Minor Record label. Nazim plays a unique saxophone called the 'saxello.' This instrument is a 1914 antique saxophone very similar to the soprano saxophone. It sounds very Eastern and transcendental. He also plays the traditional Selmer Tenor Saxophone, that all the masters have played. On the CD 'Remembrance' Nazim uses Ray Carter on Bass, Nicolas Abramowicz on drums, Jacob Koller on piano, special guest vocalist Peaches and Dan Slipetsky on string effects.
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