Mama and Daddy is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams that was released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1980 and features performances of four of Abrams’ compositions by a big band.
AllMusic Review by Rovi Staff:
This was a first-rate big band/large group session from 1980, with Muhal Richard Abrams’ compositions being played by a masterful ensemble which included French horn and tuba in its instrumental mix. There were wonderful solos, dashing arrangements and fiery rhythm support from Thurman Barker on drums, marimba and percussion, with Andrew Cyrille adding additional percussive assistance. The group also featured Baikida Carroll on trumpet and flugelhorn, Wallace McMillan on various reeds, violinist Leroy Jenkins, bassist Brian Smith, Abrams on keyboards, trombonist George Lewis, Bob Stewart on tuba and Vincent Chancey on French horn. They presented adventurous, disciplined, frequently exciting music.
All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams
“Fafca” – 8:03
“Balu” – 7:41
“Malic” – 8:02
“Mama And Daddy” – 7:24
Recorded June 16 & 19, 1980 at Platinum Factory Recording Studio, Brooklyn, New York
Muhal Richard Abrams – piano, synthesizer, conductor
Baikida Carroll – trumpet, flugelhorn
Vincent Chancey – french horn
George Lewis – trombone
Wallace McMillan – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, congas
Bob Stewart – tuba
Leroy Jenkins – violin
Brian Smith – bass
Andrew Cyrille – percussion
Thurman Barker – drums, marimba, percussion
Recorded: June 16 & 19 1980
Label: Black Saint
Producer: Muhal Richard Abrams
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