"This was a first-rate big band/large group session from , with Muhal Richard Abrams' compositions being played by a masterful ensemble which included French horn and tuba in its instrumental mix. There were wonderful solos, dashing arrangements and fiery rhythm support from Thurman Barker on drums, marimba. Mama and Daddy is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams that was released on the Italian Black Saint label in and features performances of four of Abrams' compositions by a big band. Contents. [hide]. 1 Reception; 2 Track listing; 3 Personnel; 4 References. Reception. The Allmusic review calls the album "a . Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. PreSchool-Grade 1-This book provides reassurance that, as painful and confusing as a divorce may be, it does not mean that both parents will no longer be part of a youngster's life. In a series of short sentences, readers learn about Dinah's favorite people (her mama, her.