Muhal Richard Abrams: J.G. (Dedicated to Johnny Griffin)

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J.G. (Dedicated to Johnny Griffin)

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Sightsong (Black Saint BSR0003)

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Musicians:

Muhal Richard Abrams (piano), Malachi Favors Maghostut (bass).

Composed by Muhal Richard Abrams

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Recorded: New York, October 13-14, 1975

Albumcovermrasightsong

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

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