Joshua Abrams :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

On April 19 of this year Abrams sat for a Zoom call in the Chicago home he shares with his partner Alvarado, backed by one of her signature glowing artworks. Abrams expressed his life’s work with the same reflective purpose and dedication he brings to his art. He discussed his Jewish upbringing, working with The Roots, jamming with Chicago’s finest improvisers and his unparalleled Eremite albums.

Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality

Slow down. That’s the message that pulses, softly, insistently, and repeatedly, through the runtime of Mandatory Reality, the new album from composer and bassist Joshua Abrams and his group Natural Information Society: “For me, it gives the musicians the opportunity to slow down, to try and take the approach of savoring what we’re building together. If we can get to that space, you notice the focus broadens and zooms in at the same time.”