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Muhal Richard Abrams discography

This is a discography of Muhal Richard Abrams albums and albums by other musicians that feature Muhal Richard Abrams


Muhal Richard Abrams: leader or co-leader discography

Levels And Degrees Of Light, Richard Abrams, 1968, Delmark DS 413

Tracks : Levels And Degrees Of Light, My Thoughts Are My Future - Now And Forever, The Bird Song

Musicians : Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Maurice McIntyre, Gordon Emmanuel, Leroy Jenkins, Charles Clark, Leonard Jones, Thurman Barker, Penelope Taylor, David Moore

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Young At Heart / Wise In Time, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1971, Delmark DS 423

Tracks : Young At Heart, Wise In Time

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, Lester Lashley, Thurman Barker

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Things to Come from Those Now Gone, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1972?, Delmark DS 430

Tracks : Ballad For New Souls, Things To Come From Those Now Gone, How Are You?, In Retrospect, Ballad For Lost Souls, 1 And 4 Plus 2 And 7, March Of The Transients

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Edwin Daugherty, Richard Brown, Wallace McMillan, Emanuel Cranshaw, Reggie Willis, Rufus Reid, Steve McCall, Wilbur Campbell, Ella Jackson

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Afrisong, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1975, Whynot PA 7121

Tracks : Afrisong, The Infinite Flow, Peace On You, Hymns To The Last, Roots, Blues For M., The New People

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams

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Sightsong, Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Malachi Favors, 1976, Black Saint 0003

Tracks : W.W. (Dedicated to Wilbur Ware), J.G. (Dedicated to Johnny Griffin), Sightsong, Two Over One, Way Way Way Down Yonder, Panorama, Unitry (Dedicated to the AACM)

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favors

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Creative Construction Company, Creative Construction Company, 1976, Muse 5071

Tracks : Muhal (Part I), Muhal (Part II), Live Spiral

Musicians : Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Richard Davis, Steve McCall

Recorded in 1970. Released in the late 1970s in Italy on the Vedette label with the title Muhal.

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Creative Construction Company, Vol. 2, 1976, Muse 5097

Tracks : No More White Gloves – Part I (With Sand Under Your Shoes Doing A Dance), No More White Gloves – Part II (With Sand Under Your Shoes Doing A Dance)

Musicians : Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Richard Davis, Steve McCall

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1-OQA+19, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1978, Black Saint 0017

Tracks : Charlie in the Parker, Balladi, Arhythm Songy, Oqa, Ritob

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, Leonard Jones, Steve McCall

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Lifea Blinec, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1978, Arista Novus 3000

Tracks : Bud P. (Dedicated To Bud Powell), Lifea Blinec, Ja Do Thu (Dedicated To Jarman, Douglas & Thurman), Duo 1, Duo 2

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Joseph Jarman, Douglas Ewart, Amina Claudine Myers, Thurman Barker

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Spiral Live At Montreux 1978, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1978, Arista Novus 3007

Tracks : B Song, String Song, Voice Song

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams

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Spihumonesty, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1979, Black Saint 0032

Tracks : Triverse, Inneroutersight, Unichange, Spihumonesty

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Leonard Jones, Amina Claudine Myers, Youseff Yancy, Jay Clayton

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Lifelong Ambitions, Leroy Jenkins & Muhal Richard Abrams, 1979, Black Saint 0033

Tracks : Greetings and Salutations, Meditation, Happiness, The Blues, The Weird World, The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost

Musicians : Leroy Jenkins, Muhal Richard Abrams

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Mama and Daddy, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1980, Black Saint 0041

Tracks : Fafca, Balu, Malic, Mama And Daddy

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Wallace McMillan, Baikida Carroll, Vincent Chancey, George Lewis, Bob Stewart, Leroy Jenkins, Brian Smith, Andrew Cyrille, Thurman Barker

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Duet, Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Amina Claudine Myers, 1981, Black Saint 0051

Tracks : Transparency of Lobo Lubu, Miss Amina, Swang Rag Swang, Down the Street from the Gene Ammons Public School, Journey Home as Seen Through the Fairness of Life, Dance from the East, One for Peggy

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Amina Claudine Myers

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Amarcord Nino Rota, Various Artists, 1981, Hannibal

Tracks : Amarcord (Jaki Byard), Interlude From Juliet Of The Spirits (Dave Samuels), 8 1/2 (Carla Bley Band), Themes From La Dolce Vita And Juliet Of The Spirits (Dave Samuels), Juliet Of The Spirits (Bill Frisell), La Dolce Vita Suite: Introduction (Sharon Freeman) / Notturno (Muhal Richard Abrams) / Interlude (Sharon Freeman) / Valzer (Parlami Di Me) (Michael Sahl / Chris Stein), Satyricon (David Amram Quintet), Roma (Steve Lacy), Medley: The White Sheik / I Vitelloni / Il Bidone / The Nights Of Cabiria (William Fischer), La Strada (Jaki Byard)

The Muhal Richard Abrams track is conducted and arranged by Abrams and performed by Claudio Roditi, Emmet McDonald, Bobby Eldridge, Henry Threadgill, Sharon Freeman, Amina Claudine Myers, Jay Hoggard, Fred Hopkins, and Warren Smith.

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Blues Forever, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1982, Black Saint 0061

Tracks : Ancient and Future Reflections, Du King, Chambea, Duet for One World, Blues Forever, Cluster for Many Worlds, Quartet to Quartet

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Baikida Carroll, Craig Harris, Wallace Laroy McMillan, Jimmy Vass, Eugene Ghee, Vincent Chancey, Howard Johnson, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Michael Logan, Andrew Cyrille

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Afrisong, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1982, India Navigation IN 1058

Tracks : Afrisong, The Infinite Flow, Peace On You, Hymns To The Last, Roots, Blues For M., The New People

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams

Originally released on Whynot in 1975.

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Rejoicing with the Light, Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, 1984, Black Saint 0071

Tracks : The Heart Is Love and "I Am", Blessed Be the Heavens at 12, Bloodline, Rejoicing with the Light, Spiral to Clarity

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Warren Smith, John Purcell, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Vincent Chancey, Eugene Ghee, Patience Higgins, Marty Ehrlich, Craig Harris, Baikida Carroll, Howard Johnson, Abdul Wadud, Rick Rozie, Andrew Cyrille

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View from Within, Muhal Richard Abrams Octet, 1984, Black Saint 0081

Tracks : Laja, View from Within, Personal Conversations, Down at Peppers, Positrain, Inner Lights

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Stanton Davis, John Purcell, Marty Ehrlich, Warren Smith, Ray Mantilla, Rick Rozie, Thurman Barker

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Roots Of Blue, Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Cecil McBee, 1986, RPR Records

Tracks : Time Into Space Into Time, C.C.'s World, Metamor, Roots Of Blue, Direflex

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Cecil McBee

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Colors in Thirty-Third, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1987, Black Saint 0091

Tracks : Drumman Cyrille, Miss Richarda, Munktmunk, Soprano Song, Piano-Cello Song, Colors in Thirty-Third, Introspection

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, John Blake, John Purcell, Dave Holland, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille

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The Hearinga Suite, Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, 1989, Black Saint 0103

Tracks : Hearinga, Conversations With the Three of Me, Seesall, Aura of Thought - Things, Oldfotalk, Finditnow, Bermix

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Ron Tooley, Jack Walrath, Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Gordon, Clifton Anderson, Dick Griffin, Jack Jeffers, Bill Lowe, John Purcell, Marty Ehrlich, Patience Higgins, Courtnay Winter, Charles Davis, Diedre Murray, Fred Hopkins, Warren Smith, Andrew Cyrille

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Blu Blu Blu, Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, 1991, Black Saint 0117

Tracks : Plus Equal Minus Balance, Cycles Five, Bloodline, Septone, Blu Blu Blu, Petsrof, One For The Whistler, Stretch Time

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Jack Walrath, Alfred Patterson, Eugene Ghee, Robert De Bellis, John Purcell, Patience Higgins, Joe Daley, Mark Taylor, Warren Smith, David Fiuczynski, Brad Jones, Lindsey Horner, Thurman Barker, Joel Brandon

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Family Talk, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1993, Black Saint 0132

Tracks : Meditation 1, Drumbutu, DizBirdMonkBudMax (A Tribute), FamilyTalk, Illuso, Sound Image of the Past, Present and Future

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Jack Walrath, Patience Higgins, Brad Jones, Warren Smith, Reggie Nicholson

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Duets and Solos, Roscoe Mitchell & Muhal Richard Abrams, 199?, Black Saint 0133

Tracks : Scenes And Color, Ode to the imagination, Star night, Reunion: March-Prelude-Dance-Finale

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams

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Interpretations Of Monk, Various Artists, 1994, DIW

Tracks : CD 1 (Muhal Richard Abrams): Crepuscule With Nellie, I Mean You, Ask Me Now, Gallop's Gallop, Blue Monk, Four In One, Poetry (Amiri Baraka) / CD 2 (Barry Harris): Ruby, My Dear, Light Blue, Eronel, Bye-Ya, Pannonica, Off Minor, Epistrophy / CD 3 (Anthony Davis Set): Monk's Mood, Evidence, Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are, Thelonious, Well, You Needn't / CD 4 (Mal Waldron): 'Round About Midnight, Let's Call This, Reflections, Friday The 13th, Rhythm-A-Ning, Epistrophy

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Barry Harris, Anthony Davis, Mal Waldron, Charlie Rouse, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Richard Davis, Ben Riley, Ed Blackwell

A 4 CD set of live music recorded in November 1981. Each CD features a different pianist with a support group. This music was released in 1998 on two double CDs.

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One Line, Two Views, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1995, New World Records

Tracks : Textures 95, The Prism 3, Hydepth, Tribute To Julius Hemhill And Don Pullen, One Line, Two Views, 11 Over 4, Ensemble Song

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Eddie Allen, Patience Higgins, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Feldman, Anne LeBaron, Lindsey Horner, Bryan Carrott, Tony Cedras, Reggie Nicholson

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Think All, Focus One, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1995, Black Saint 0141

Tracks : Before And After, The Harmonic Veil, Crossbeams, The Junction, Scaledance, Encore, Think All, Focus One

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Eddie Allen, Alfred Patterson, Eugene Ghee, David Gilmore, Brad Jones, Reggie Nicholson

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Song for All, Muhal Richard Abrams, 1997, Black Saint 0161

Tracks : Song For All, Dabadubada, Marching With Honor, GMBR, Over The Same Over, Linetime, Steamin' Up The Road, Imagine

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Eddie Allen, Craig Harris, Aaron Stewart, Brad Jones, Reggie Nicholson, Bryan Carrott, Richarda Abrams

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The Open Air Meeting, Muhal Richard Abrams & Marty Ehrlich, 1997, Counter Currents (New World Records)

Tracks : Marching With Honor, Dark Sestina, Crossbeams, The Price Of The Ticket, Bright Canto, Blues To You

Musicians : Marty Ehrlich, Muhal Richard Abrams

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Saying Something For All, Hamiet Bluiett & Muhal Richard Abrams, 1998, Just A Memory JAM 9134

Tracks : Night Dreams For Daytime Viewing, Dual Reflections, Suite Pretty Tune, Saying Something For All, Solo Flight, Requiem For Kent State

Musicians : Hamiet Bluiett, Muhal Richard Abrams

Tracks 1 to 5 recorded in July 1977 and track 6 recorded in February 1979

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Interpretations Of Monk, Muhal Richard Abrams / Barry Harris, 1998, Koch

Tracks : CD 1 (Muhal Richard Abrams): Crepuscule With Nellie, I Mean You, Ask Me Now, Gallop's Gallop, Blue Monk, Four In One, Poetry (Amiri Baraka) / CD 2 (Barry Harris): Ruby, My Dear, Light Blue, Eronel, Bye-Ya, Pannonica, Off Minor, Epistrophy

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Barry Harris, Anthony Davis, Mal Waldron, Charlie Rouse, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Richard Davis, Ben Riley

A 2 CD set of live music recorded in November 1981. Each CD features a different pianist with the supporting musicians. This music was originally released in 1994 as part of a 4 CD set.

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The Visibility Of Thought, Muhal Richard Abrams, 2001, Mutable Music

Tracks : Duet For Contrabass And Piano, Duet For Violin And Piano, Baritone Voice And String Quartet, Piano Duet #1, The Visibility Of Thought, Piano Improvisation

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Joseph Kubera, Philip Bush, Mark Feldman, ETHEL String Quartet (Todd Reynolds, Mary Rowett, Ralph Farris, Dorothy Lawsott), Jon Deak, Thomas Buckner

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Streaming, Muhal Richard Abrams / George Lewis / Roscoe Mitchell, 2006, Pi Recordings

Tracks : Scrape, Bound, Dramaturns, Soundhear, Streaming

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell

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Vision Towards Essence, Muhal Richard Abrams, 2007, Pi Recordings

Tracks : Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams

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Spectrum, Muhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell, 2010, Mutable Music

Tracks : Romu, Non-cognitive Aspects Of The City I, Non-cognitive Aspects Of The City II, Non-cognitive Aspects Of The City III, Mergertone

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner, Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Kotik (Conductor)

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SoundDance, Muhal Richard Abrams, 2011, Pi Recordings

Tracks : Focus, ThruTime… Time: Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 / Pt. 3 / Pt. 4, SoundDance: Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 / Pt. 3 / Pt. 4

Musicians : Muhal Richard Abrams, George Lewis, Fred Anderson

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Muhal Richard Abrams: leader or co-leader compilations

The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note, Muhal Richard Abrams, 2012, Black Saint / Soul Note

Notes : An 8 CD box set that brings together the albums Spihumonesty (1979), Mama and Daddy (1980), Blues Forever (1982), Rejoicing with the Light (1983), View from Within (1985), The Hearinga Suite (1989), Blu Blu Blu (1991) and Think All, Focus One (1995)

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Muhal Richard Abrams: sideman

As If It Were the Seasons, Joseph Jarman, 1968, Delmark

Tracks : As If It Were The Seasons, Song To Make The Sun Come Up, Song For Christopher

Musicians : Joseph Jarman, John Jackson, Lester Lashley, Fred Anderson, John Stubblefield, Joel Brandon, Richard Abrams, Charles Clark, Thurman Barker, Sherri Scott

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3 Compositions of New Jazz, Anthony Braxton, 1968, Delmark (Modern Jazz Series)

Tracks : Track 1, Track 2, The Ball (Tracks 1 and 2 have graphical titles which are not represented here)

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins

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Charlie Parker Memorial Concert, Various Artists, 1970, Cadet 2CA 60002

Tracks : Billie's Bounce (Dexter Gordon), Just Friends (Kenny Dorham), Scrapple From The Apple (Lee Konitz), Summertime (Kenny Dorham), Ornithology (Howard McGhee), Groovin' High (Dexter Gordon), Yardbird Suite (Lee Konitz), Now's The Time, Parker's Mood, Disappointed/Oh, Lady Be Good (Eddie Jefferson)

Musicians on the Kenny Dorham tracks: Kenny Dorham, Ray Nance, Joe Daley, Muhal Richard Abrams, Rufus Reid, Wilbur Campbell

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Instant Death, Eddie Harris, 1972, Atlantic 1611

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Sings The Blues, Eddie Harris, 1972, Atlantic 1625

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Excursions, Eddie Harris, 1973, Atlantic SD-2-311

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Soul Girl, Sonny Stitt, 1973, Paula LPS 4004

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Sweet Earth Flying, Marion Brown, 1974, Impulse! 9275

Tracks : Sweet Earth Flying: Part 1 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5, Eleven Light City: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4

Musicians : Marion Brown, Muhal Richard Abrams, Paul Bley, James Jefferson, Steve McCall, Bill Hasson

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Fanfare For The Warriors, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1974, Atlantic 1651

Tracks : Illistrum, Barnyard Scuffel Shuffel, Nonaah, Fanfare For The Warriors, What's To Say, Tnoona, The Key

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Roscoe Mitchell Quartet, Roscoe Mitchell Quartet, 1975, Sackville 2009

Tracks : Tnoona, Music For Trombone And B flat Soprano, Cards, Olobo

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Spencer Barefield

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Creative Orchestra Music 1976, Anthony Braxton, 1976, Arista

Tracks : Piece 1, Piece 2, Piece 3, Piece 4, Piece 5, Piece 6

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Cecil Bridgewater, Kenny Wheeler, Jon Faddis, Garrett List, George Lewis, Earl McIntyre, Jack Jeffers, Roscoe Mitchell, Seldon Powell, Ronald Bridgewater, Bruce Johnstone, Jonathan Dorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, Frederick Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul, Karl Berger, Warren Smith, Philip Wilson

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Duets 1976, Anthony Braxton with Muhal Richard Abrams, 1976, Arista

Tracks : Miss Ann, Track 2, Track 3, Maple Leaf Rag, 36-MK74-128, Nickie (Tracks 2 and 3 have graphical titles which are not represented here)

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams

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Morning Prayer, Chico Freeman, 1976, Whynot PA 7155

Tracks : Like The Kind Of Peace It Is, The In Between, Conversations, Morning Prayer, Pepe's Samba, Pepe's Samba (CD only)

Musicians : Chico Freeman, Henry Threadgill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Cecil McBee, Douglas Ewart, Ben Montgomery, Steve McCall

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Beggars And Stealers, Robin Kenyatta, 1976, Muse 5095

Tracks : Nairobi Hot, Dream Bug, Beggars And Stealers, Ruby My Dear

Musicians : Robin Kenyatta, Larry Willis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Walter Booker, Alphonse Mouzon

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That Is Why You're Overweight, Eddie Harris, 1976, Atlantic 1683

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You Can't Name Your Own Tune, Barry Altschul, 1977, Muse 5124

Tracks : You Can't Name Your Own Tune, For Those Who Care, Natal Chart, Cmbeh, Hey Toots!, King Korn

Musicians : Barry Altschul, George Lewis, Sam Rivers, Muhal Richard Abrams, Dave Holland

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Inward Fire, Clifford Jordan, 1977, Muse 5128

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Nonaah, Roscoe Mitchell, 1977, Nessa n-9/10

Tracks : Nonaah, Ericka, Nonaah, Off Five Dark Six, A1 Tal 2La, Tahquemnon, Improvisation 1, Ballad, Nonaah

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis(track 6), Anthony Braxton (track 4), Henry Threadgill (track 9), Joseph Jarman (track 9), Wallace McMillan (track 9), Muhal Richard Abrams (track 6), Malachi Favors (track 5)

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Chico, Chico Freeman, 1977, India Navigation

Tracks : Moments: a) Generation b) Regeneration, And All The World Moved…, Merger

Musicians : Chico Freeman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Cecil McBee, Steve McCall, Tito Sampa

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Kabalaba: Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1978, AECO

Tracks : Kabalaba - Bees, Interlude, Kaba Song, Interlude, Theme For Sco / Kabalaba, Duo, Sun Precondition One, Interlude, Improvization A2, Mal's Delight, Kabalaba Speaks

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Shadowgraph, George Lewis, 1978, Black Saint 0016

Tracks : Monads, Triple Slow Mix, Cycle, Shadowgraph, 5 (Sextet)

Musicians : George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Douglas Ewart, Anthony Davis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Abdul Wadud

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The Iron Men, Woody Shaw, 1978, Muse 5160

Tracks : Iron Man, Jitterbug Waltz, Symmetry, Diversion One, Song of Songs, Diversion Two

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Anthony Braxton, Arthur Blythe, Muhal Richard Abrams, Cecil McBee, Joe Chambers, Victor Lewis

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Morning Prayer, Chico Freeman, 1984, India Navigation IN 1063

Tracks : Pepe's Samba, The In Between, Conversations, Like The Kind Of Peace It Is, Morning Prayer Musicians : Chico Freeman, Henry Threadgill, Douglas Ewart, Muhal Richard Abrams, Cecil McBee, Steve McCall, Ben Montgomery

Recorded in 1976. Originally released on Whynot.

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Freeman & Freeman, Chico Freeman / Von Freeman, 1989, India Navigation

Tracks : I Can't Get Started, Paying New York Dues, The Shadow of Your Smile, Lover Man, Undercurrents, I Remember You, Jug Ain't Gone

Musicians : Chico Freeman, Von Freeman, Kenny Barron, Muhal Richard Abrams (track 3), Cecil McBee, Jack DeJohnette

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Emergency Peace, Marty Ehrlich And The Dark Woods Ensemble, 1991, Counter Currents (New World Records)

Tracks : Emergency Peace, Dusk, The Painter, The Tucked Sleeve Of A One-Armed Boy, Unison, Double Dance, Circle The Heart, Charlie In The Parker, Tribute

Musicians : Marty Ehrlich, Abdul Wadud, Lindsey Horner, Muhal Richard Abrams (tracks 2 and 9)

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Quintet (Basel) 1977, Anthony Braxton, 2000, hatOLOGY

Tracks : Composition 69 J, Composition 69 N/G, Composition 69 M, Composition 40 B

Musicians : Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Mark Helias, Charles "Bobo" Shaw

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Nonaah, Roscoe Mitchell, 2008, Nessa ncd-9/10

Tracks : Nonaah, Ericka, Nonaah, Off Five Dark Six, A1 Tal 2La, Tahquemnon, Improvisation 1, Ballad, Nonaah, Sing, Improvisation 2, Sing, Chant, Off Five Dark Six

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis(track 6), Anthony Braxton (track 4), Henry Threadgill (track 9), Joseph Jarman (track 9), Wallace McMillan (track 9), Muhal Richard Abrams (track 6), Malachi Favors (track 5)

Originally released as a double LP in 1977. Five solo bonus tracks have been added for this double CD release.

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Selected recordings of Muhal Richard Abrams compositions

This section comprises recordings of Muhal Richard Abrams compositions that do not involve Abrams as a performer. This is a selection only and is not intended to be comprehensive.

UMO Plays The Music Of Muhal Richard Abrams, UMO Jazz Orchestra, 1989, UMO Productions 101

Tracks : Big T, Ritob, Half Step, Melancholia, Fortex, Fanfare, Symtre

Musicians : Chuck Findley, Simo Salminen, Esko Heikkinen, Heikki Halmila, Markku Veijonsuo, Mircea Stan, Juhani Aalto, Mikael Långbacka, Pentti Lahti, Teemu Salminen, Eero Koivistoinen, Kari Heinilä, Pepa Päivinen, Seppo Kantonen, Markku Kanerva, Seppo Kantonen, Kirmo Lintinen, Lars Danielsson, Klaus Suonsaari, Mongo Aaltonen

Muhal Richard Abrams conducts the Finnish UMO Orchestra on this 1988 recording. All compositions are by Abrams except Melancholia which is by Duke Ellington.

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The Works (Volume 3), Rova, 1999, Black Saint 0196

Tracks : Laredo, No. 1 Quartet, Gene Pool

Musicians : Bruce Ackley, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin

Includes a recording of Abrams' No. 1 Quartet.

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Last updated December 2014