Reunion

Abbey Rader Quartet with Kidd Jordan

Abbey Rader drums
John McMinn alto, soprano sax
Noah Brandmark tenor sax
Kyle Motl double bass
Kidd Jordan tenor sax

ABRAY Productions, 2016


Mr. Rader sounds as if he is using mallets and is a master, providing support, navigating the flow/rapids as the tides (spirits) rise and fall around him.
— Bruce Lee Gallanter on Reunion

It's Time

Peter Ponzol & Abbey Rader

Peter Ponzol saxophones, bass clarinet
Abbey Rader drums, percussion

ABRAY Productions, 2016


With drums that ‘sing’ and ‘dance’ almost without pause and given the virtuosic percussion that is unleashed the art of drumming is raised to a rarefied realm.
— Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama

First Gathering

Abbey Rader West Coast Quartet

Abbey Rader drums
Peter Kuhn saxophones, bass clarinet
Kyle Motl double bass
Drew Ceccato saxophones

ABRAY Productions, 2015


With this compelling release, Rader has proven again that he has not slowed or mellowed over the last 45+ years.
— Avant Music News on First Gathering

The Message

Abbey Rader Trio

Abbey Rader drums, percussion
John McMinn tenor sax, piano, piccolo
Noah Brandmark alto sax

ABRAY Productions, 2014


Drummer Abbey Rader’s four decades long career has been one of intrepid innovation and creative ingenuity.
— Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz

Reach for the Skies

Abbey Rader Quartet

Abbey Rader drums, percussion
John McMinn saxophones, flutes, bass clarinet
Noah Brandmark saxophones, bass clarinet
Kyle Motl double bass

ABRAY Productions, 2013


Abbey Rader is an unheralded legend of free jazz.
— Mark Corroto, All About Jazz

Live at PAX

Abbey Rader Quartet

Abbey Rader drums, percussion
John McMinn saxophones, bass clarinet, flutes, piano
Noah Brandmark tenor sax, bass clarinet
Kyle Motl double bass

ABRAY Productions, 2012


A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Rader is near nirvana with these musicians, playing music unfettered by external concerns.
— Bob Weinberg on Live at PAX