Muhal Richard Abrams

Open Air Meeting

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This interesting set of duets features veteran avant-garde pianist Muhal Richard Abrams and Marty Ehrlich, who doubles on alto sax and clarinet. Together they perform two songs by Abrams, three from Ehrlich, and a five-minute freely improvised "Blues to You." The music is as unpredictable as one would expect, hinting now and then at the past but mostly being quite explorative. The two musicians listen closely to each other and react quickly to any ideas that the other might have. Abrams' strong technique and knowledge of other styles and Ehrlich's versatile playing prove to be a stimulating match.

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