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Muhal Richard Abrams

p, *1930 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Richard Lewis Abrams

Born: September 19th 1930, Chicago Illinois, USA Died: October 29th 2017 New York City, New York, USA American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, clarinetist, cellist, educator and administrator. He co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago. He adopted the forename Muhal in 1967. Won the inaugural Jazzpar prize in 1990, Europe's biggest jazz award and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts jazz masters' fellowship in 2010.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Cowbell
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
Popular Tracks   
Hymn To the East on Afrisong by Muhal Richard Abrams
Miss Richards on Colors In Thirty-Third by Muhal Richard Abrams
Afrisong on Afrisong by Muhal Richard Abrams
Chant - Live on Made In Chicago by Jack DeJohnette
Levels and Degrees of Light on Levels and Degrees of Light by Muhal Richard Abrams
Ancient And Future Reflections on Blues Forever by Muhal Richard Abrams
Charlie In The Parker on 1- Oqa+19 by Muhal Richard Abrams
Jack 5 - Live on Made In Chicago by Jack DeJohnette
The Infinitive Flow on Afrisong by Muhal Richard Abrams
Young At Hart on Young at Heart / Wise in Time by Muhal Richard Abrams

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note Volume 2Muhal Richard Abrams2016Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteMuhal Richard Abrams2012Album
SoundDanceMuhal Richard Abrams2011Album
SpectrumMuhal Richard Abrams / Roscoe Mitchell2009Album
Vision Towards EssenceMuhal Richard Abrams2007Album
StreamingMuhal Richard Abrams / George Lewis / Roscoe Mitchell2006Album
The Visibility Of ThoughtMuhal Richard Abrams2001Album
Saying Something For AllHamiet Bluiett, Muhal Richard Abrams1998Album
The Open Air MeetingMuhal Richard Abrams / Marty Ehrlich1997Album
Song For AllMuhal Richard Abrams1997Album
Interpretations Of Monk Vol. 1Muhal Richard Abrams, Barry Harris1997Album
Think All, Focus OneMuhal Richard Abrams1995Album
One Line, Two ViewsMuhal Richard Abrams1995Album
Duets And SolosRoscoe Mitchell & Muhal Richard Abrams1993Album
FamilytalkMuhal Richard Abrams1993Album
UMO Plays The Music Of Muhal Richard AbramsUmo Jazz Orchestra, Muhal Richard Abrams1989Album
Colors In Thirty-ThirdMuhal Richard Abrams1987Album
Roots Of BlueMuhal Richard Abrams Featuring Cecil McBee1986Album
Blues ForeverMuhal Richard Abrams1982Album
Lifelong AmbitionsLeroy Jenkins feat. Muhal Richard Abrams1981Album
DuetMuhal Richard Abrams Feat. Amina Claudine Myers1981Album
Mama And DaddyMuhal Richard Abrams1980Album
SpihumonestyMuhal Richard Abrams1980Album
1-OQA+19Muhal Richard Abrams1978Album
Lifea BlinecMuhal Richard Abrams1978Album
Spiral: Live At Montreux 1978Muhal Richard Abrams1978Album
Duets 1976Anthony Braxton With Muhal Richard Abrams1976Album
SightsongMuhal Richard Abrams Featuring Malachi Favors1976Album
Roscoe Mitchell QuartetRoscoe Mitchell Quartet With Muhal Richard Abrams / George Lewis / Spencer Barefield1975Album
Things To Come From Those Now GoneMuhal Richard Abrams1975Album
AfrisongMuhal Richard Abrams1975Album
Young At Heart / Wise In TimeMuhal Richard Abrams1970Album
Levels And Degrees Of LightMuhal Richard Abrams1968Album
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