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Muhal Richard Abrams

Colors In Thirty-Third

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Artists :
John Blake ( Violin )
John Purcell ( Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet )
Muhal Richard Abrams ( Piano, Synthesizer )
Dave Holland ( Bass, Cello )
Andrew Cyrille ( Drums, Percussion )
Fred Hopkins ( Bass )
Release date
Dec 28, 1987

"...this might be thought to be Purcell's finest hour, but everyone contributes."

(source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD)

"Muhal Richard Abrams constantly varied the lineups on the seven numbers that comprised this 1986 session, alternating between trio, quartet, quintet and sextet pieces. The title track and "Introspection" featured the entire group, and were the most striking works, though the trio tunes offered the most musically challenging material. John Purcell on soprano and tenor sax and bass clarinet provided several stirring solos, while violinist John Blake was a solid contributor on several selections and the rhythm tandem of bassist Fred Hopkins and drummer Andrew Cyrille were also consistent and engaging, particularly Cyrille. Abrams as usual was an inspiring force as an instrumentalist and conceptualist. "

(source: All Music Guide)