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Muhal Richard Abrams

1930 - 2017

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Muhal Richard Abrams (born Richard Lewis Abrams; September 19, 1930 – October 29, 2017) was an American educator, administrator, composer, arranger, clarinetist, cellist, and jazz pianist in the free jazz medium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhal Richard Abrams has received more than 133,010 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Muhal Richard Abrams is the 2,028th most popular musician (down from 1,728th in 2019), the 10,557th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,785th in 2019) and the 834th most popular American Musician.

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  • 16

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  • 3.21

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  • 2.80

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Among musicians, Muhal Richard Abrams ranks 2,028 out of 2,662Before him are Peter Erskine, Jack Johnson, Kai Winding, Duke Pearson, Alex Gaudino, and Yasunori Mitsuda. After him are Håkan Hardenberger, Hiro Yamamoto, DJ Ashba, Tom Scholz, Christoph Brüx, and Steve Hewitt.

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Among people born in 1930, Muhal Richard Abrams ranks 519Before him are Mike Gravel, Maureen Forrester, Tommy Kono, Wendy Beckett, Marie Senghor Basse, and Frank Perry. After him are Don L. Lind, M. Balamuralikrishna, Olavi Mannonen, Richard A. Falk, Mary Costa, and Robert Ashley. Among people deceased in 2017, Muhal Richard Abrams ranks 503Before him are Valery Asapov, Curt Lowens, Lika Kavzharadze, Buchi Emecheta, Warren Frost, and Hans Gerschwiler. After him are Benjamin Whitrow, Gianuario Carta, Erin Moran, Jerry Pournelle, George Steele, and Bano Qudsia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Muhal Richard Abrams ranks 10,557 out of 18,182Before him are Todd Solondz (1959), Alice Marble (1913), Black Francis (1965), Gerrit Graham (1948), John Woodruff (1915), and Hasim Rahman (1972). After him are Thomas Ewing (1789), Bess Armstrong (1953), Jane Sibbett (1962), Walter Catlett (1889), Art Mollner (1912), and Andrew Stevens (1955).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Muhal Richard Abrams ranks 834Before him are James Williamson (1949), Ed King (1949), Josh White (1914), Peter Erskine (1954), Jack Johnson (1975), and Duke Pearson (1932). After him are Hiro Yamamoto (1961), DJ Ashba (1972), Tom Scholz (1947), Shirley Scott (1934), Art Taylor (1929), and Tom Scott (1948).