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Interview with Composer Muhal Richard Abrams

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WRTI's J. Michael Harrison interviews composer, arranger, clarinetist, cellist, and jazz pianist Muhal Richard Abrams about his collaboration with Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. The project features work commissioned by Abrams in the "Free Jazz" medium; his work compresses both contemporary and traditional ideas into lean, elegant pieces. You can hear the interview in the video below.

Bobby Zankel and his band will perform Abrams' composition at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA on April 28th at 8 pm. Order tickets here

http://youtu.be/PNv4iwu-pL0

*Video produced by Jason Fifield, Slife Productions of Willow Grove

J. Michael Harrison’s first radio show, WPEB’s “Is That Jazz” launched in June of 1993. In 1994 he began volunteering with WRTI as a production assistant. In 1996, J. Michael debuted his own program, The Bridge, which continues to air Friday evenings on WRTI.