Spiral Live at Montreux 1978

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Spiral Live at Montreux 1978
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Live album by Muhal Richard Abrams
Released 1978
Recorded July 22, 1978
Genre Jazz
Length 42:28
Label Arista/Novus
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Spiral Live at Montreux 1978 is a live album by Muhal Richard Abrams recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival and released on the Arista Novus label in 1978.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Abrams' occasional use of devices from earlier styles (including a bit of dissonant stride and basslines à la Lennie Tristano) makes this music a bit more accessible than one might expect at times, but in general, this set is for listeners who enjoy hearing new approaches to musical freedom".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams

  1. "B Song" - 13:50
  2. "String Song" - 5:05
  3. "Voice Song" - 23:33
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland on July 22, 1978



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 1, 2009