Ars Nova Workshop Presents

The Music Of Muhal Richard Abrams at October Revolution Of Jazz & Contemporary Music Festival at Neighborhood House

Mark Christman uploaded this event on September 20, 2018


Neighborhood House
October Revolution Of Jazz & Contemporary Music Festival

20 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA


Sun, October 7, 2018
6:00 pm


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The world lost a true pioneer when the world-renowned pianist and composer and NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams passed away on October 29, 2017, at the age of 87. Since co-founding the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) a half-century earlier, Muhal had remained at the forefront of the contemporary music scene, creating wholly original music and serving as a mentor to countless musicians. He and his AACM colleagues are responsible for some of the most original new music approaches of the last five decades. In 2012, saxophonist-composer Bobby Zankel and his Warriors of the Wonderful Sound commissioned and premiered an evening-length composition entitled SoundPath from the legendary pianist-composer, who also composed works commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, the American Composers Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra...

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