1-OQA+19

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1-OQA+19
1-OQA+19 album cover.jpg
Studio album by Muhal Richard Abrams
Released 1978
Recorded November–December 1977
Genre Jazz
Length 41:52
Label Black Saint
Producer Giacomo Pellicciotti
Muhal Richard Abrams chronology
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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.

Reception[edit]

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".[1] 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".[2] The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide said "Abrams the small group leader has never sounded better".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]


Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Muhal Richard Abrams.

No. Title Length
1. "Charlie in the Parker" 9:05
2. "Balladi" 9:07
3. "Arhythm Songy" 8:53
4. "Oqa" 6:58
5. "Ritob" 7:49
  • Recorded in November–December 1977 at Generation Sound Studios, New York City

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed 1 April 2009
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4. 
  3. ^ a b Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 4. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.