The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and one of the founders of the AACM, Muhal Richard Abrams released eight fantastic albums for the Italian jazz label Black Saint/Soul Note. These recordings find Abrams continuing to explore the avant-garde, while occasionally acknowledging his roots in the blues and jazz tradition. Abrams' complex compositional forms often find him collaborating with like-minded musicians from Chicago and New York, with many of them appearing on these sessions, including George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Myers, Thurman Barker, Baikida Carroll, Andrew Cyrille, Craig Harris, Stanton Davis, Marty Ehrlich, Dick Griffin, Cecil Bridgewater, Fred Hopkins, Diedre ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and one of the founders of the AACM, Muhal Richard Abrams released eight fantastic albums for the Italian jazz label Black Saint/Soul Note. These recordings find Abrams continuing to explore the avant-garde, while occasionally acknowledging his roots in the blues and jazz tradition. Abrams' complex compositional forms often find him collaborating with like-minded musicians from Chicago and New York, with many of them appearing on these sessions, including George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Myers, Thurman Barker, Baikida Carroll, Andrew Cyrille, Craig Harris, Stanton Davis, Marty Ehrlich, Dick Griffin, Cecil Bridgewater, Fred Hopkins, Diedre Murray, and David Gilmore (the guitarist from Cambridge, Massachusetts, not the Pink Floyd guitarist). This set contains eight full-length 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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • Label: Black Saint
  • EAN: 8052405140647
  • Catalog Number: 1021
  • Sales rank: 101,896

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Triverse (8:24)
  2. 2 Inneroutersight (6:57)
  3. 3 Unichange (6:38)
  4. 4 Spihumonesty (7:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Fafca (8:09)
  2. 2 Balu (7:47)
  3. 3 Malic (8:10)
  4. 4 Mama and Daddy (7:30)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Ancient and Future Reflections (6:49)
  2. 2 Du King (2:02)
  3. 3 Chambea (7:32)
  4. 4 Duet For One World (4:56)
  5. 5 Blues Forever (9:04)
  6. 6 Cluster For Many Worlds (5:04)
  7. 7 Quartet To Quartet (7:08)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Heart is Love and I Am - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (10:29)
  2. 2 Blessed Be the Heavens At 12 - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (9:41)
  3. 3 Bloodline [Dedicated to Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman and Benny Carter - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (7:57)
  4. 4 Rejoicing With the Light - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (8:49)
  5. 5 Spiral To Clarity - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (4:38)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Laja - Muhal Richard Abrams Octet (6:39)
  2. 2 View From Within - Muhal Richard Abrams Octet (7:55)
  3. 3 Personal Conversation - Muhal Richard Abrams Octet (7:49)
  4. 4 Down at Peppers [Dedicated to Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Magic Sam, Sl - Muhal Richard Abrams Octet (12:34)
  5. 5 Positrain - Muhal Richard Abrams Octet (3:53)
  6. 6 Inner Lights - Muhal Richard Abrams Octet (3:59)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Hearinga - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (5:09)
  2. 2 Conversations With the Three of Me - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (5:45)
  3. 3 Seesall - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (5:28)
  4. 4 Aura of Thought: Things - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (4:36)
  5. 5 Oldfotalk - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (6:43)
  6. 6 Finditnow - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (6:27)
  7. 7 Bermix - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (6:53)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Plus Equal Minus Balance - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (11:13)
  2. 2 Cycles Five - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (7:55)
  3. 3 Bloodline - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (15:23)
  4. 4 Septone - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (6:32)
  5. 5 Blu Blu Blu - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (9:17)
  6. 6 Petsrof - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (6:29)
  7. 7 One For the Whistler - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (6:51)
  8. 8 Stretch Time - The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra (13:22)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Before and After (8:36)
  2. 2 The Harmonic Veil (6:22)
  3. 3 Crossbeams (8:42)
  4. 4 The Junction (8:32)
  5. 5 Scaledance (5:55)
  6. 6 Encore (12:46)
  7. 7 Think All, Focus One (5:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Muhal Richard Abrams Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Conductor, Gong, Bells
Jay Clayton Vocals
Andrew Cyrille Percussion, Drums
Marty Ehrlich Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, B-Flat Clarinet
Craig Harris Trombone
Leroy Jenkins Violin
George Lewis Synthesizer, Trombone, Sousaphone
Roscoe Mitchell Flute, Alto Saxophone
Bob Stewart Tuba
Jack Walrath Trumpet
Cecil Bridgewater Trumpet
Baikida Carroll Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Howard Johnson Tuba, Contrabass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Ray Mantilla Percussion, Bongos
Abdul Wadud Cello
Charles Davis Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Frank Gordon Trumpet
John Purcell Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, B-Flat Clarinet
Jean-Paul Bourelly Guitar
Fred Hopkins Bass
Rick Rozie Bass
Clifton Anderson Trombone
Eddie Allen Trumpet
Thurman Barker Percussion, Drums, Gong, Marimbas, Orchestra Bells
Joel Brandon Human Whistle
Vincent Chancey French Horn
Stanton Davis Jr. Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Robert DeBellis Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
David Fiuczynski Guitar
Eugene Ghee Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, B-Flat Clarinet
Dick Griffin Trombone
Patience Higgins Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Clarinet, B-Flat Clarinet
Jack Jeffers Bass Trombone
Leonard Jones Bass
Michael Logan Bass
Bill Lowe Bass Trombone
Wallace McMillan Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Diedre Murray Cello
Reggie Nicholson Drums
Ron Tooley Trumpet
Jimmy Vass Flute, Alto Saxophone
David Gilmore Guitar
Lindsey Horner Bass
Alfred Patterson Trombone
Yusef Yancey Theremin
Brian Smith Bass
Mark Taylor French Horn
Joe Daley Tuba
Warren Smith Percussion, Glockenspiel, Gong, Marimbas, Timpani, Vibes
Amina Myers Organ, Piano, Electric Piano
Brad Jones Bass
Rick Rosie Bass
Janette Moody Soprano (Vocal)
Courtnay Wynter Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Anthony Braxton Liner Notes
Muhal Richard Abrams Composer, Producer, Collage, Cover Painting
Giancarlo Barigozzi Engineer
Giovanni Bonandrini Producer, Executive Producer
Gennaro Carone Mastering
Rod Hui Engineer
Giacomo Pellicciotti Producer
Jon Rosenberg Engineer
Maria Bonandrini Cover Art
Isio Saba Cover Photo
Hale Smith Liner Notes
Peggi Abrams Producer
Leo Smith Liner Notes
Jim Jordan Engineer
David Baker Engineer
Xerios Cover Art
"Gigi" Barbieri Cover Art
Mario Convertino Cover Art
Lindzay Johnson Engineer
Elena Carminatti Cover Photo
Carlo Veni Cover Photo
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