Soundpath, by Muhal Richard Abrams

It’s hard to describe the wide-ranging creative impact of Muhal Richard Abrams (1930-2017), one of the co-founders of the AACM and someone who mentored many of my own teachers. Shortly before he passed, Muhal was commissioned to compose a new work, Soundpath, by the Philadelphia-based group led by Bobby Zankel, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. In 2018, I was fortunate to be part of performance and recording of that work, led by my friend and mentor Marty Ehrlich. The album is now out on Clean Feed Records and available to download or stream on Bandcamp.