Rejoicing with the Light

Rejoicing with the Light
Studio album by Muhal Richard Abrams
Released 1983
Recorded January 8–25, 1983
Genre Jazz
Length 41:12
Label Black Saint
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Muhal Richard Abrams chronology
Blues Forever
Rejoicing with the Light
View from Within
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[2]

Rejoicing with the Light is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1983 and featuring performances of five of Abrams' compositions by a fourteen-member orchestra.


The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn states "He led the orchestra through pieces that were sometimes introspective and other times jubilant and swinging, but never simple or predictable. This session was a challenging, instructive, and entertaining lesson in modern big band writing, arranging and performing".[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

'All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams

  1. "The Heart Is Love and "I Am"" - 10:25
  2. "Blessed Be the Heavens at 12" - 9:33
  3. "Bloodline" - 7:54
  4. "Rejoicing with the Light" - 8:42
  5. "Spiral to Clarity" - 4:38



  1. Allmusic Review
  2. 1 2 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. Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed March 2, 2009.
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