Mama and Daddy

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Mama and Daddy
Studio album by Muhal Richard Abrams
Released 1980
Recorded June 16 & 19 1980
Genre Jazz
Label Black Saint
Producer Muhal Richard Abrams
Muhal Richard Abrams chronology
Mamma and Daddy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[2]

Mama and Daddy is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams that was released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1980 and features performances of four of Abrams' compositions by a big band.


The Allmusic review calls the album "a first-rate big band/large group session from 1980, with Muhal Richard Abrams' compositions being played by a masterful ensemble... adventurous, disciplined, frequently exciting music".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars, stating: "These albums seem even more compelling now than they did when they first came out, because it is clear where the leader's ideas are going".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams

  1. "Fafca" - 8:03
  2. "Balu" - 7:41
  3. "Malic" - 8:02
  4. "Mama And Daddy" - 7:24
  • Recorded June 16 & 19, 1980 at Platinum Factory Recording Studio, Brooklyn, New York



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review accessed March 31, 2009.