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Muhal Richard Abrams: “Don’t ask people who don’t improvise to suddenly improvise”

By Molly Sheridan

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According to Muhal Richard Abrams, “To ask people who don’t improvise to suddenly improvise … you don’t get a great result. And it’s not the fault of the people. They’re great musicians and great on their instruments, but you’re asking them to do something that they don’t do! That doesn’t work out too good. You have to approach that situation differently.”

Read a complete transcript on NewMusicBox: https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/muhal-richard-abrams-think-all-focus-one/