Muhal Richard Abrams & Marty Ehrlich: Blues to You


Blues To You


Muhal Richard Abrams (piano) and Marty Ehrlich (alto sax)


The Open Air Meeting (New World 80512 2)

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Muhal Richard Abrams (piano), Marty Ehrlich (alto sax).

Composed by Muhal Richard Abrams & Marty Ehrlich


Recorded: New York, August 11, 1996


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

The most rooted, unsophisticated, basic blues that's what Midwesterners Abrams (Illinois) and Ehrlich (Minnesota) decided to tackle during this New York concert. And they do it in such a raw, uninhibited way, with reverence to the old masters but without any stiff revivalist attitude, that they easily convince us that the blues live forever, and in them too. Those who may find it strange from supposed modernists, who have even been associated with free music, should listen to the intensity of the piano sound and of the alto growls to understand the link.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum


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