Muhal Richard Abrams: Time Into Space Into Time
Time into Space into Time
Muhal Richard Abrams (piano)
Roots of Blue (RPR Records, RPR 001)
Recorded: New York, January 1986
Rating: 100/100 (learn more)
In the vein of other Muhal compositions like "Charlie in the Parker," this piece has a melody that is injected with jarring inserts of harmony. The melody is technically challenging as well. What I love about how Muhal plays is how he continually refers back to the melody. The listener listens to each idea develop from its root to the newest bud.
Reviewer: Jason Moran