Muhal Richard Abrams: Over the Same Over


Over the Same Over



Song For All (Black Saint 120161)

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Muhal Richard Abrams (piano), Eddie Allen (trumpet), Craig Harris (trombone), Aaron Stewart (tenor sax, soprano sax), Bryan Carrott (vibes), Brad Jones (bass), Reggie Nicholson (drums).

Composed by Muhal Richard Abrams


Recorded: New York, April 26, 27 & 29, 1995


Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

This piece moves a lot of different places, but over a backbeat. What Muhal wrote makes the backbeat feel in place, but also out of place. Also, these kinds of backgrounds sound like the James Brown horn section, or the Steve Coleman type of rhythmic chants. Itís engaging. Also, at the end of the piece is Muhal on synthesizer, digitizing the sound that the band has previously played on. Itís a true time warp.

Reviewer: Jason Moran

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