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Muhal Richard Abrams Profiled

English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009

Source: Village Voice.

Through more than a half-century, the AACM has grown from a collective of ambitious Chicago musicians to an engine of creative inspiration and practical outreach that has touched nearly all corners of modern music, offering sustenance especially to musicians steeped in jazz tradition yet unwilling to be confined by it. “Don’t give me a name,” Abrams said long ago about the word jazz, which is notably absent from the association’s name. “I’m not taking it.”

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