Photos: “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams”
Jack DeJohnette, Henry Threadgill and many others pay tribute in NYC
On Monday, Jan. 29, the AACM’s New York City Chapter presented “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams” at the Community Church of New York. Abrams, the profoundly influential pianist-composer and AACM co-founder who died on Oct. 29, was eulogized via words and/or music by his friends, family, colleagues and admirers, among them Jack DeJohnette, Randy Weston, Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Oliver Lake, Adegoke Steve Colson, Amina Claudine Myers, Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer and George E. Lewis. (Anthony Braxton was present but unable to perform due to time constraints.)
JT photographer Alan Nahigian was there to document this heartfelt tribute.