Muhal Richard Abrams
Muhal Richard Abrams

"A fine record which transcends individual contributions." 

Artists :

Brad Jones ( Bass )
Jack Walrath ( Trumpet )
Muhal Richard Abrams ( Piano, Synthesizer )
Reggie Nicholson ( Drums )
Warren Smith ( Percussion, Vibes )
Patience Higgins ( Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone )
Muhal Richard Abrams

"A fine record which transcends individual contributions." (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD)

"This CD has such intriguing writing by Muhal Richard Abrams for his sextet that the group sounds like an orchestra at times. Trumpeter Jack Walrath, Patience Higgins (on tenor, bass clarinet, and English horn), bassist Brad Jones, drummer Reggie Nicholson (who also plays marimba and bells), Warren Smith (vibes, timpani, marimba, and gongs), and Abrams (on piano and synthesizer) all have their spots to interact, and the wide variety of colors that Abrams achieves from this instrumentation is always unpredictable. In addition to freer explorations, "DizBirdMonkBudMax" is an effective tribute to Abrams' bebop roots, and several other pieces have sections where there are hints of early jazz while still looking forward to the future. This is one of Muhal Richard Abrams' better-known combo sessions."  (source:,  S. Yanow)

More Information
Title Familytalk
Catalogue Number 120132-2
Display Artist Muhal Richard Abrams
Label Black Saint
Release date Dec 28, 1993
Year 1993
Format cd, digital
Duration 72:00
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album