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Henry Threadgill: 9 Plus Essential Albums

Read "Henry Threadgill: 9 Plus Essential Albums" reviewed by Steve Cook

More people should listen to the music of Henry Threadgill. Without any actual statistics at hand, it's safe to say that one could consider his market to be niche. Yes, many jazz fans know him as a long-established creative force. He even won a Pulitzer. But he probably does not ring a bell among the many more who know jazz through legacy artists with curated, major label back catalogs or newer performers with huge-selling breakthrough albums--often, but not always, vocalists. ...


Radio & Podcasts

The Home Show: Vi Redd, Joel Ross, Jutta Hipp, Henry Threadgill, Miho Hazama and more

Read "The Home Show: Vi Redd, Joel Ross, Jutta Hipp, Henry Threadgill, Miho Hazama and more" reviewed by David Brown

This week, a thematic serving of tunes expressing feelings of wanting to be home, traveling home, being home, turkey, and saying goodbye. Featuring Henry Threadgill, Helen Merrill, Ray Bryant, Brother Jack McDuff, Joel Ross, Vi Redd, Miho Hazama and more. Playlist Petter Eldh “Kali Koma" from Koma Saxo (We Jazz Records) 00:00 Henry Threadgill “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from Easily Slip Into Another World (Novus) 01:30 Helen Merrill with Clifford Brown “You'd Be So Nice ...


Radio & Podcasts

Henry Threadgill's Zooid, New No Business Releases & Christopher Parker

Read "Henry Threadgill's Zooid, New No Business Releases & Christopher Parker" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Two of the giants of the saxophone are featured in this episode of OMJ: Henry Threadgill and his longest-running band Zooid (he plays more with this band than others) and the late, great Sam Rivers from his archive of unrecorded music released by NoBusiness Records. Rivers leads one of his not-too-common guitar quartets. Also from NoBusiness comes another historic release by Japan's Itaru Oki and new tunes from Serbian string player Szilard Mezi. He's fronting Tubass, four basses and a ...


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Henry Threadgill, Adam O'Farrill, Patricia Barber, Donald Fagen & Other New Releases

Read "Henry Threadgill, Adam O'Farrill, Patricia Barber, Donald Fagen & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

We're back! Our ongoing exploration of the best new and upcoming releases, from the neo-cool of Donald Fagen and Patricia Barber, to one of the events of the fall, the latest album by Henry Threadgill's Zooid. The cherries on top: the thoroughly satisfying new albums by Burnt Sugar and Adam O'Farrill.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Donald Fagen “The Nightfly" The Nightfly: Live (Geffen) 0:16 Host talks 6:00 ...


Radio & Podcasts

Pulitzer and Polar Prizes —Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Wayne Shorter

Read "Pulitzer and Polar Prizes —Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Wayne Shorter" reviewed by Russell Perry

Much of Jazz at 100 Today! so far has focused on younger musicians who are making their mark on the music. In this hour, we look at the late career accolades for Henry Threadgill and Wadada Leo Smith who have been honored by the Pulitzer Prize Committee, and Wayne Shorter, the recipient of the 2017 Polar Prize. Playlist Host Intro 0:00 Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quintet “Thurgood Marshall and Brown Vs. Board of Education: A Dream of Equal ...


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What's the Concept?

Read "What's the Concept?" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Can jazz have “concept albums?" Probably not, but some records do work harder at sustaining a mood--or a sense of narrative--than others. The boys look at five test cases--one brand new, two from that prime year 1969, and two from the transition from the eighties to the nineties. Madge gets a look in during pop matters, along with a discussion of a live show by face-maker and drummer Brian Blade. Playlist Discussion of The Session's album Collusion ...


Year in Review

Attarian's Dozen: The Twelve Best Recordings from 2018

Read "Attarian's Dozen: The Twelve Best Recordings from 2018" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The year 2018 was, musically speaking, a good year. The label Pi Recordings did it again with six magnificent albums, three of which made it in my top twelve. In addition, two feminist themed gems are included as well as four by master pianists. An intimate and adventurous duet, a meeting of great minds and a unique genre-bender round up the list. Below are the releases in no particular order. Henry Threadgill Dirt... And More Dirt ...


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