Post Tagged with: "Henry Threadgill"

Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)

Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)

Working in mysterious ways with his Zooid quintet, Henry Threadgill offers another installment of ingenuity on ‘In For a Penny, In For a Pound.’

Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suite (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suite (2014)

A summit meeting of progressive jazz titans, themed around the Great Lakes.

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith and his band of free jazz icons show the young guys how it’s done.

Jason Robinson – Tiresian Symmetry (2012)

The competing tubas heard on the opening seconds of Jason Robinson’s new big project Tiresian Symmetry made me instinctively utter three words: Very Very Circus.

Henry Threadgill – Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp (2012)

Henry Threadgill is an improviser of the highest order, not because he can improvise on his saxophone or flute, but because he also impovises well with the structure of the song. That creates a unique kind disruption in his music

Henry Threadgill – This Brings Us To, Volume II (2010)

Henry Threadgill – This Brings Us To, Volume II (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron About this time last year Henry Threadgill ended a eight year hiatus from the recording studio and released This Brings Us To, Vol. 1. It was very well received, and made almost everyone’s year-end “best of” jazz albums for 2009, including ours. On one day short of a year since that release, Threadgill and his ZooidRead More

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid – This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (2009)

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid – This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (2009)

by S. Victor Aaron In 2001, the avant garde jazz leading light Henry Threadgill had just recorded two albums he wanted released but couldn’t find a record company willing to do it. Quite a turnaround in the attitudes of the music business toward creative modern music, where Threadgill’s prior three albums were handled by colossal Columbia Records. That’s when SethRead More

One Track Mind: Henry Threadgill, "I Can’t Wait To Get Home" (1987)

This week’s single song review shines a light on avant-jazz composer/flautist/altoist Henry Threadgill. A part of the seventies whack jazz movement that brought us such lunimaries as Julius Hemphill, David Murray and the Art Ensemble of Chicaco, Threadgill was one third of the modern creative ensemble Air with bassist Fred Hopkins and percussionist Steve McCall until they called it quitsRead More