Muhal Richard Abrams: Colors in Thirty-Third
Colors in Thirty-third
Muhal Richard Abrams (piano)
Colors in Thirty-third (Black Saint BSR0091)
Composed by Muhal Richard Abrams.
Recorded: New York, December 19, 1986
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