Muhal Richard Abrams: J.G. (Dedicated to Johnny Griffin)
J.G. (Dedicated to Johnny Griffin)
Muhal Richard Abrams (piano)
Sightsong (Black Saint BSR0003)
Composed by Muhal Richard Abrams.
Recorded: New York, October 13-14, 1975
Rating: 100/100 (learn more)
This melody is recognizable in its “feel,” but it loops you around before bookending itself with a Monk-like phrase. Here you get to hear Muhal’s drummer-like “feel.” I could imagine his right hand sounding like the right hand of a drummer playing the ride cymbal.
Reviewer: Jason Moran