Studio album by Muhal Richard Abrams
Released 1979
Recorded February, 1978
Genre Jazz
Length 29:32
Label Black Saint
Muhal Richard Abrams chronology
Spiral Live at Montreux 1978
Mama and Daddy

Spihumonesty is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams which was released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1979 and features performances by Abrams, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Youseff Yancy and Leonard Jones with vocals by Jay Clayton.[1]


The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "This drummerless band moves through the charts like information through a printed circuit, and there is a impressive simultaneity to some of the cues which suggests that at least that some of this music was predetermined and meticulously rehearsed".[2] The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide said "what should be a good band doesn't come up with much".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Muhal Richard Abrams

  1. "Triverse" - 6:01
  2. "Inneroutersight" - 4:51
  3. "Unichange" - 8:44
  4. "Spihumonesty" - 6:23



  1. Black Saint Catelogue accessed April 1, 2009
  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. 1 2 Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 4. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. Allmusic Review
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