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Muhal Richard Abrams: music and interview before Night Lights at Blue Lake…plus news of Nessa Records reissues

Muhal Richard AbramsMichigan’s Blue Lake Public Radio carries Night Lights every Sunday evening at 10 p.m. EST. This Sunday, October 13, Blue Lake jazz DJ Lazaro Vega will be offering up a three-hour special on pianist Muhal Richard Abrams from 7-10 p.m, preceding the Night Lights Portrait of Max broadcast. The program will include a great deal of music and a rare interview with the co-founder of the AACM.

On a somewhat related note, Chuck Nessa has posted news of Nessa Records reissues for the coming year at Organissimo:

The first half of the new year should produce Roscoe Mitchell’s “Nonaah” (with some new material added), Charles Tyler’s “Saga of the Outlaws”, Wadada Leo Smith’s “Spirit Catcher” and one or two others.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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