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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 9, 1975
LabelIndia Navigation
Whynot Records
ProducerKazuo Harada & Kuniya Inaoka
Muhal Richard Abrams chronology
Things to Come from Those Now Gone

Afrisong is a solo piano album by Muhal Richard Abrams which was released on India Navigation and the Japanese Trio/Whynot label and features seven performances by Abrams recorded in Chicago in September 1975.


The Allmusic review states: "Muhal Richard Abrams seamlessy blended elements of stride, bebop, blues, and free music on this collection of solo piano pieces.... It was also a chance for Abrams to display his instrumental facility and underrated keyboard skills, which often take a back seat to his arranging, compositions and bandleading."[1]The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide said the album "contains the best of his early solo work".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams

  1. "Afrisong" – 5:03
  2. "The Infinite Flow" – 5:55
  3. "Peace On You" – 7:35
  4. "Hymn to the East" – 4:30
  5. "Roots" – 3:56
  6. "Blues For M." – 3:44
  7. "The New People" – 10:11
  • Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, on September 9, 1975



  1. ^ a b Allmusic Review, accessed September 9, 2009
  2. ^ a b Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 4. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.