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Released
  
1978

Length
  
41:52

1-OQA+19 (1978)
  
Lifea Blinec (1979)

Release date
  
1978

Genre
  
Jazz

Recorded
  
November–December 1977

Producer
  
Giacomo Pellicciotti

Artist
  
Muhal Richard Abrams

Label
  
Black Saint

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Similar
  
Muhal Richard Abrams albums, Jazz albums

1-OQA+19 is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1977 which features performances by Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall and Leonard Jones.

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Reception

The Allmusic review states "The unit made demanding, harmonically dense and rhythmically unpredictable material, with Braxton's scurrying solos ably matched by Threadgill's bluesier lines and Abrams' leadership and inventive blend of jazz, blues, and other sources holding things together". The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "Anthony Braxton is one of the certain masters modern jazz and perhaps Abrams's most gifted pupil. The music they make together is complex, scurryingly allusive and seldom directly appealing". The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide said "Abrams the small group leader has never sounded better".

Track listing

All tracks written by Muhal Richard Abrams.

  • Recorded in November–December 1977 at Generation Sound Studios, New York City
  • Personnel

  • Muhal Richard Abrams: piano, synthesizer, voice
  • Henry Threadgill: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, voice
  • Anthony Braxton: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, voice
  • Leonard Jones: bass, voice
  • Steve McCall: drums, percussion, voice
  • References

    1-OQA+19 Wikipedia