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The Musical Revolution of Muhal Richard Abrams

Paying tribute to Muhal Richard Abrams in The New Yorker:

One of the most important figures in American creative music, Muhal Richard Abrams, died peacefully at home last Sunday, at the age of eighty-seven. “Pianist/composer” will be the description most commonly ascribed to him, but Abrams was so much more: organizer, philosopher, visionary, motivator, teacher, and always, learner. His innovation was not about developing a specific sound or style but in cultivating a certain kind of creative ethos that nurtured and launched some of the most extraordinary music and musicians of the past fifty years.

Read the full article at newyorker.com.

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