Spihumonesty

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Spihumonesty
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Studio album by
Released1979
RecordedFebruary 1978
Genre Jazz
Length29:32
Label Black Saint
Muhal Richard Abrams chronology
Spiral Live at Montreux 1978
(1978)
Spihumonesty
(1979)
Mama and Daddy
(1980)

Spihumonesty is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams which was released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1979 and features performances by Abrams, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Youseff Yancy and Leonard Jones with vocals by Jay Clayton. [1]

Contents

Reception

The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "This drummerless band moves through the charts like information through a printed circuit, and there is an impressive simultaneity to some of the cues which suggests that at least that some of this music was predetermined and meticulously rehearsed". [2] The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide said "what should be a good band doesn't come up with much". [3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]

Track listing

All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams

  1. "Triverse" - 6:01
  2. "Inneroutersight" - 4:51
  3. "Unichange" - 8:44
  4. "Spihumonesty" - 6:23

Personnel

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References

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