Roots of Blue

Roots of Blue
Studio album by Muhal Richard Abrams
Released 1986
Recorded January 7, 1986
Genre Jazz
Label RPR
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Roots of Blue is an album of duets by Muhal Richard Abrams and Cecil McBee released on the RPR label in 1986.


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick states "Abrams' tendency toward light, single-note runs seems to require more of a weighty counterbalance than McBee offers. Only the title track, a relaxed, languid blues, rises to the level that the listener expects given the caliber of the musicians at hand".[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams except as indicated

  1. "Time into Space into Time" (Muhal Richard Abrams, Jason Moran) - 5:47
  2. "C.C.'s World" - 7:10
  3. "Metamor" - 8:15
  4. "Roots of Blue" - 9:00
  5. "Direflex" - 9:51



  1. Allmusic Review
  2. Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review accessed April 14, 2009.
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