Henry Threadgill

Henry Threadgill



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AKAMU representation: Asia, Latin America + European exclusivity
For info and costs please contact Alberto Lofoco


14 or 15 Kestra: Agg. Ensemble: "Dirt... And More Dirt" (European Premiere)
for 14 or 15 musicians and 4 conductors

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double-Up
in remembrance of Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: "Old Locks and Irregular Verbs"
Henry Threadgill - conduction and composition
Roman Filiu - alto sax
Curtis Macdonald - alto sax
Jason Moran - piano
David Virelles - piano
Christopher Hoffman - cello
Josť Davila - tuba and trombone
Craig Weinrib - trap drums
also available with Dave Bryant - piano

Henry Threadgill Dimples (European Premiere)
Henry Threadgill - alto sax, flute, bass flute and composition
Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet
Stephanie Richards - trumpet
Jacob Garchik - trombone
Ben Gerstein - trombone
Josť Davila - tuba and trombone
Liberty Ellman - acoustic guitar
Christopher Hoffman - cello
Zach Lober - double bass
Elliot Humberto Kavee - drums and percussion

Henry Threadgill Zooid
Henry Threadgill - alto sax, flute, bass flute and composition
Liberty Ellman - acoustic guitar
Christopher Hoffman - cello
Josť Davila - tuba and trombone
Elliot Humberto Kavee - drums and percussion


• audio •

Listen some tracks at Pi Recordings website

Song Out of My Trees

Spirit of Nuff...Nuff

Dirt... And More Dirt


• video •

Henry Threadgill Double Up Ensemble @ Saalfelden Jazzfestival, 30 August 2014

Henry Threadgill Zooid @ Jazz Gallery, 27 June 2013 (1/2)
Henry Threadgill Zooid @ Jazz Gallery, 27 June 2013 (2/2)

Henry Threadgill Dimples @ Roulette, 24 November 2012 (1/3)
Henry Threadgill Dimples @ Roulette, 24 November 2012 (2/3)
Henry Threadgill Dimples @ Roulette, 24 November 2012 (3/3)

Henry Threadgill Zooid at De Effenaar live at Roulette TV (May 9th, 2010)

"All the way light touch" Henry Threadgill Zooid live at Roulette TV (2009)

"Try Some Ammonia" Henry Threadgill and His Very Very Circus @ The Groovy Academy on 20 February 1995 in New York City

Henry Threadgill Society Situation Dance Band live at Fabrik Altona, Hamburg. October 23, 1988 (1/4)
Henry Threadgill Society Situation Dance Band live at Fabrik Altona, Hamburg. October 23, 1988 (2/4)
Henry Threadgill Society Situation Dance Band live at Fabrik Altona, Hamburg. October 23, 1988 (3/4)
Henry Threadgill Society Situation Dance Band live at Fabrik Altona, Hamburg. October 23, 1988 (4/4)

Henry Threadgill Society Situation Dance Band live at Fabrik Altona, Hamburg. October 23, 1988 (1/3)
Henry Threadgill Society Situation Dance Band live at Fabrik Altona, Hamburg. October 23, 1988 (2/3)
Henry Threadgill Society Situation Dance Band live at Fabrik Altona, Hamburg. October 23, 1988 (3/3)


• biography •

Henry Threadgill (born February 15, 1944) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, saxophonist, and flautist, who came to prominence in the 1970s leading jazz ensembles with unusual instrumentation and often incorporating non-jazz genres.
Threadgill studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, majoring in piano, flute, and composition.
He studied piano with Gail Quillman and composition with Stella Roberts. He has been a bandleader and composer for over forty years.
He was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album In for a Penny, In for a Pound, which premiered at Roulette Intermedium on December 4, 2014.
Threadgill has performed and recorded with several ensembles: Air, Aggregation Orb, Make a Move, the seven-piece Henry Threadgill Sextett, the twenty-piece Society Situation Dance Band, Very Very Circus, X-75, and Zooid.

Henry Threadgill biography at Pi Recordings


• texts •

A to Zooid by Taylor Ho Bynum

Dimples: Learning to love Zooid by Hank Shteamer

The life of Henry Threadgill by Greg Sandow


• inteviews •

Henry Threadgill Cadence Magazine, October 1988. Interview by Miyoshi Smith.

From Sextett to Very Very Circus Mejeriet, Lund, 1993. Interview by Martin Hansson.

Henry Threadgill: Influences JJA Library, July 24, 1996. Interview by Ted Panken.

Henry Threadgill: An Iconoclast's Moves JJA Library, 1998. Interview by Dan Ouellette.

A Fireside Chat with Henry Threadgill Jazzweekly, 2001. Interview by Fred Jung.

And They All Sang Book by Studs Terkel, published 2005. New Press. A collection of interviews of "forty of the greatest and most deeply human musical figures of our time".

Pomigliano Jazz Festival 2005 (#1) Interview by Gianfranco Adduci
Pomigliano Jazz Festival 2005 (#2) Interview by Gianfranco Adduci

Henry Threadgill: El control de mi tiempo October 29, 2008 interview in Tomajazz by Jorge López
de Guereñu. First published in the special Autumn-Winter 2009 issue of the Spanish magazine "Mas Jazz".

Henry Threadgill's Zooid performs "All the Way Light Touch" For Roulette TV, 2009 by Phoebe Leger.

Henry Threadgill Unedited The Wire, Issue #309, November 2009. Interview by Hank Shteamer.

Henry Threadgill: No Compromise A 'NewMusicBox' Interview, October 1, 2010, by Frank J. Oteri.

Playing it UNsafe Composer Journeys: Henry Threadgill (part 1) Henry Threadgill discusses his piece 'No Gates, No White Trenches, Butterfly Effect', which is being written for American Composers Orchestra as part of the 2010/11 'Playing it UNsafe' series. 'No Gates, No White Trenches, Butterfly Effect' will receive its world premiere performance at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall in NYC on March 4, 2011.
Playing it UNsafe Composer Journeys: Henry Threadgill (part 2)

Do The Math Interview by Ethan Iverson. on May 16/21, 2011 for BBC Radio program "Jazz on 3"

"A Door to Other Doors": Improvisation and Creation Sound Interviewed by Daniel Fischlin, September 9, 2011.

Henry Threadgill A "Web Exlusive", September 2011. Interview by Glen Hall.

The trouble with "jazz": Henry Threadgill talks about the limitations (and racial coding) of the term "Capital New York", March 2012. Interview by Seth Colter Walls.

A conversation with Henry Threadgill by Larry Appelbaum at The Library of Congress, October 26th, 2013

Ride It, or go under Henry Threadgill and Jason Moran with George Grella and Raymond Foye

Henry Threadgill: Dirt, and More Dirt piblished by Meet the Composer, May 1st, 2017


• bibliography •

Henry Threadgill Biography Musician Biographies, 1993. By Marjorie Burgess.

Sashaying In Your Head Village Voice, June 23, 1998: "Review from the 1998 Texaco New York Festival",
Article by Robert Christgau.

Henry Threadgill Makes A Move All About Jazz, February 14, 2005. Article by Kurt Gottschalk.

Henry Threadgill A 2006 essay by Pietro Scaruffi from his site "Jazz Music", including "Jazz Musicians".

Threadgill, Henry (Luther) Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians, March 2008. Jazz.com. Contributor: Greg Campbell.

About the Album "this brings us to, volume 1" Pi Recordings, September 2009.

Master of the Mutable, in an Idiom All His Own The New York Times, November 06, 2009 by Nate Chinen.

Henry Threadgill: Compositor de Jazz Tomajazz, 2010. Article by Jorge López de Guereñu.

A Fickle Sonance A column by Art Lange, 2010.

Henry Threadgill: Be Ever Out A Jazz Times article by David R. Adler, March 2011.

About the Album "Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp" Pi Recordings, June 2012.


• discography •

Henry Threadgill Discography by Lars Backström

 
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