The Hearinga Suite
"Throughout this very interesting set, Abrams shows how a big band can logically be utilized in freer forms of jazz".
"This marks something of a quantum shift, a move towards something larger and more cohesive." (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD)
"Pianist Muhal Richard Abrams leads an 18-piece orchestra on his seven originals that make up the Hearinga Suite. Much of the music is quite adventurous, although "Oldfotalk" is fairly conventional. Although the personnel includes such fine players as trumpeters Jack Walrath and Cecil Bridgewater and saxophonists John Purcell and Marty Ehrlich, the emphasis is on group interplay and the colorful arrangements. Throughout this very interesting set, Abrams shows how a big band can logically be utilized in freer forms of jazz." (source: AllMusic.com, S. Yanow)
|The Hearinga Suite
|The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra
|Dec 28, 1989