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The best recordings of bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado

Double bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado, son of violinist Viktoria Mullova and late conductor Claudio Abbado, has been making waves in both the classical and jazz worlds. Here, we name some of his finest albums to date

Misha Mullov-Abbado best recordings
Published: January 26, 2021 at 8:54 am
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Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass), James Davison (trumpet), Matthew Herd (alto sax), Liam Dunachie (keyboards), Scott Chapman (drums), Elad Neeman (percussion)
Edition 1091


Mullov-Abbado’s second jazz album plays on his love of trains and draws on a variety of musical influences.

New Ansonia

Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass), Matthew Herd (alto sax), Tom Green (trombone), Jacob Collier (piano), Scott Chapman (drums) et al
Edition 1062

The Daily Telegraph described Mullov-Abbado’s debut as ‘unfailingly inventive, artfully produced, and delightfully sunny’.

Dream Circus

Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass), James Davison (trumpet), Matthew Herd (alto sax), Sam Rapley (tenor sax), Liam Dunachie (keyboards), Scott Chapman (drums)
Edition 1156

BBC Music Magazine's jazz critic Barry Witherden wrote of this album, ‘The tunes…are excellent, but are lifted up another notch by inventive scoring for the ensembles.’

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Viktoria Mullova (violin), Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass)
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Mullov-Abbado's mother, the brilliant Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova, joins him on their first album together. BBC Music Magazine critic Kate Wakeling wrote, 'this is for the most part a highly enjoyable disc with all the key qualities of a good mixtape: full of hits and surprises, and made with love.'

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Michael BeekReviews Editor, BBC Music Magazine

Michael is the Reviews Editor of BBC Music Magazine. He was previously a freelance film music journalist and spent 15 years at St George's Bristol. Michael specialises in film and television music and was the Editor of He has written for the BBC Proms, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood in Vienna and Silva Screen Records.

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