Thursday, March 23, 2017

Muhal Richard Abrams - 1980 - Mama and Daddy

Muhal Richard Abrams 
Mama and Daddy

01. Fafca 8:03
02. Balu 7:41
03. Malic 8:02
04. Mama And Daddy 7:24

Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Congas – Wallace McMillan
Bass – Brian Smith
Drums, Marimba, Percussion – Thurman Barker
French Horn – Vincent Chancey
Percussion – Andrew Cyrille
Piano, Synthesizer – Muhal Richard Abrams
Trombone – George Lewis
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Baikida Carroll
Tuba – Bob Stewart
Violin – Leroy Jenkins

Recorded June 16 & 19, 1980 at Platinum Factory Recording Studio, Brooklyn, New York

This was a first-rate big band/large group session from 1980, with Muhal Richard Abrams' compositions being played by a masterful ensemble which included French horn and tuba in its instrumental mix. There were wonderful solos, dashing arrangements and fiery rhythm support from Thurman Barker on drums, marimba and percussion, with Andrew Cyrille adding additional percussive assistance. The group also featured Baikida Carroll on trumpet and flugelhorn, Wallace McMillan on various reeds, violinist Leroy Jenkins, bassist Brian Smith, Abrams on keyboards, trombonist George Lewis, Bob Stewart on tuba and Vincent Chancey on French horn. They presented adventurous, disciplined, frequently exciting music

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