Abbey Rader is a musician and composer who has dedicated his life to playing improvised music as part of a spiritual quest for deeper meaning. He is heavily influenced by his study of martial arts as well as Buddhist meditation under the tutelage of his master, Rev. Sheng Yen. His career spans over five decades with a discography that includes 33 albums. Hes performed and recorded with John Handy, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Gunter Hampel, Jeanne Lee, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, Dave Liebman, Billy Bang, Frank Lowe, Ed Schuller, Kidd Jordan, Kyle Motl, Drew Ceccato, Peter Kuhn and many others.