Muhal Richard Abrams

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Birthday
19, 1930
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Oct 29, 2017 (87)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1930
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Oct 29, 2017 (87)

About

Self-taught free-jazz artist known for his economical, yet sophisticated use of contemporary and traditional concepts.

Before Fame

He said he could learn more from the music he was hearing on the street than he could from the music classes he was taking at Roosevelt University in 1946.

Trivia

He became an important figure in the Loft Jazz scene after relocating to New York in 1975.

Family Life

His family was living in Chicago when he was born.

Associated With

He collaborated with Anthony Braxton on 1968's Three Compositions of New Jazz as well as several other albums.