Muhal Richard Abrams: Colors in Thirty-Third

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Colors in Thirty-third

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Colors in Thirty-third (Black Saint BSR0091)

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Musicians:

Muhal Richard Abrams (piano), John Blake (violin), John Purcell (soprano sax), Dave Holland (cello), Fred Hopkins (bass), Andrew Cyrille (drums).

Composed by Muhal Richard Abrams

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Recorded: New York, December 19, 1986

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Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

Muhal is the best at composing complex, snake-like melodies. The melodies turn when you least expect. The last phrase of the melody creates a centripetal feeling as it repeats itself incessantly before finally releasing into the solos. Muhal created the types of musical phrases M-Base has become known for. What is also brilliant here is how the soloists move into each other in surprising ways.

Reviewer: Jason Moran

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