NEA Jazz Masters: Interview with Muhal Richard Abrams

Muhal Richard Abrams -- pianist, composer, administrator, and educator -- is predominately a self-taught musician. He is highly respected by critics and musical peers as both a pianist and composer in a variety of musical styles, including jazz, extended forms of improvisation, and classical music. Jazz writer A.B. Spellman talks with Mr. Abrams about the many influences that have shaped his compositions.