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Live Review

The Trio with Henry Threadgill, Vijay Iyer and Dafnis Prieto at the Jazz Gallery

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The Trio with Henry Threadgill, Vijay Iyer, and Dafnis PrietoJazz Gallery New York, NYFebruary 25, 2024 For a team of titans --two recipients of MacArthur Foundation “genius grants," plus a Pulitzer Prize winner--The Trio keeps a low profile, even within the jazz community. Perennially busy as leaders, authors and educators, Henry Threadgill, Vijay Iyer, and Dafnis Prieto perform together only occasionally and are yet to release a recording, Even bootleg performances on YouTube are scarce ...

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Book Review

Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life in Music

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Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life In Music Henry Threadgill and Brent Hayes Edwards403 pagesISBN: #9781524749071Alfred A. Knopf 2023 In the early 1970s, Henry Threadgill--composer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, inventor of the hubkaphone, Vietnam veteran, and all-around Proteus (in Ovid, the god “who always changes") of Black music and culture-- encountered Yusef Lateef backstage and approached him for some advice on switching between wind and reed instruments. The elder musician's answer wasn't encouraging: ...

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Live Review

Jazzfest Berlin 2023

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Haus der Berliner Festspiele Quasimodo Jazz Club, A-Train Jazz Club, Berlino 2-5.11.2023 C'era più di un buon motivo per stimolare quest'anno la decisione di raggiungere il Jazzfest Berlin: primo tra tutti, la presenza di un grande protagonista come Henry Threadgill, che giunto sulla soglia degli ottant'anni, con alle spalle una vicenda artistica di valore assoluto, dopo essere stato insignito del Pulitzer Price for Music nel 2016 per il suo album In for a Penny, ...

Album Review

Henry Threadgill: The Other One

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Giunto sulla soglia delle ottanta primavere, Henry Threadgill non lascia sbiadire la propria splendida vitalità creativa. Lo ha fatto quest'anno sia con la pubblicazione dell'imperdibile autobiografiaEasily Slip into Another World, che con una nuova realizzazione discografica, The Other One. Pure questa imperdibile, si colloca tra i lavori che lo hanno visto impegnato esclusivamente come compositore e direttore dell'ensemble, non in qualità di strumentista e solista, sulla traccia dei precedenti Old Locks and Irregular Verbs, del 2016, e Double ...

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Book Review

Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life In Music

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Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life In Music Henry Threadgill and Brent Hayes Edwards403 pagesISBN: #9781524749071Alfred A. Knopf 2023 Describing Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life In Music as an autobiography of a jazz musician misses the mark by a wide margin. Better to say that Henry Threadgill--regarded by many as an integral part of the jazz tradition--is a significant composer whose work from the 1970s to the present ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Henry Threadgill, Jazz 1975, DC Jazz Festival, and more

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This week I've been reading Henry Threadgill's autobiography Easily Slip into Another World: A Life in Music. Therefore, lets enjoy a set from Threadgill's bands Air, Sextett, and Very Very Circus. Then, recordings form our randomly featured year in music, 1975 with Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock and Joanne Brackeen. And finally, a mini preview of artist performing at the DC Jazz Festival over Labor Day weekend. All here on the Jazz Continuum. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy ...

Radio & Podcasts

Henry Threadgill, Dan Weiss, Gordon Grdina and More

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By chance, this program contains several tributes to the music of Tim Berne, Dave Frishberg, and Gerry Mulligan. The musicians actually heard on the show include Henry Threadgill, Gordon Grdina, Claire Martin, and Dan Weiss. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 George Russell “Fellow Delegates" from Jazz Workshop (RCA) 00:55 Ryan Cohan “Imaginary Lines" from Originations (Origin) 6:32 Host ...


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