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Henry Threadgill

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On the other hand I picked up Makin' a Move on ebay for $4.41, incl. shipping. :cool:

This is a very nice album! I like the tunes featuring the Very Very Circus best. I will have to check out more HT.

Guy

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Out of the two recordings on Pi, which is better?

I can honestly say that both are equally great. Get both and be doubly satisfied. Seriously.

I picked up Everybodys Mouth's a Book and am very pleased with it. Will have to get the twin!

Guy

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I have tried to get every Henry Threadgill album, ever since witnessing an amazing performance by Air at the Detroit Jazz Center in the fall of 1980.

My favorite Threadgill albums are "Just The Facts and Pass The Bucket", and "Too Much Sugar For a Dime". These are very compelling sessions. "X-75" is probably my next favorite. But all of the rest are very worthy of your time!

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My favorite Threadgill albums are "Just The Facts and Pass The Bucket", and "Too Much Sugar For a Dime".

Those are the two I listen to the most as well. I agree with Chuck that the About Time records are key documents, of which Just The Facts... is perhaps the finest. And I'm surprised that no one mentioned Too Much Sugar... until now. That has got to be one of the most sui generis records ever. I mean, what kind of music is that? World Improv Jazz Groove Metal? Sometimes nothing else will do.

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I have long been a fan of Threadgill and in fact one of my the first live jazz performances I experienced when I really started to obsess over the music was a performance by the sextett at Cornell Univ. in the late eighties.

Any reason more mention has not been made of the Air recordings? Seems to me that some of the music Threadgill made in collaborative trio with Fred Hopkins and Steve McCall is equally gratifying as the recordings made under his name alowe.

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I have long been a fan of Threadgill and in fact one of my the first live jazz performances I experienced when I really started to obsess over the music was a performance by the sextett at Cornell Univ. in the late eighties.

Any reason more mention has not been made of the Air recordings? Seems to me that some of the music Threadgill made in collaborative trio with Fred Hopkins and Steve McCall is equally gratifying as the recordings made under his name alowe.

The greatness of Air was taken for granted by the originator(s) of the thread, though it's something that bears repeating whenever possible. :)

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I have long been a fan of Threadgill and in fact one of my the first live jazz performances I experienced when I really started to obsess over the music was a performance by the sextett at Cornell Univ. in the late eighties.

Any reason more mention has not been made of the Air recordings? Seems to me that some of the music Threadgill made in collaborative trio with Fred Hopkins and Steve McCall is equally gratifying as the recordings made under his name alowe.

The greatness of Air was taken for granted by the originator(s) of the thread, though it's something that bears repeating whenever possible. :)

That is very true. Their "Air Lore" is far above the jazz history revival efforts of many other artists who will remain nameless. Live, they were incredible.

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Fan of Air/Threadgill.

Own:

Rag, Bush and All

Spirit of Nuf Nuf

Too Much Sugar for a Dime

Save the Day

Makin a Move

Where's Your Cup?

From Air:

Airtime.

Rag Bush and All is still my favorite. The others take a little while to get used to, but as soon as you adjust, it is quite rewarding. Besides Rag, I dig Makin a Move a lot. To a degree, Too Much Sugar kind of reminds me of Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, especially Red Warrior (they almost have a similar line up, although Jackson has three guitarists whereas Threadgill has two). Nonetheless, great music by one of jazz's originals.

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Does Threadgill just not play out? I've never had the chance to see him.

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Does Threadgill just not play out? I've never had the chance to see him.

He definitely plays in NYC... pay attention to the Jazz Gallery page.

I really regret not seeing him (or Steve Coleman) over the past few years.

Speak of the devil:

Friday - Sunday, May 18th - 20th: 9 & 10:30 p.m. ($20)

Henry Threadgill's ZOOID Buy Ticket

featuring Henry Threadgill - alto saxophone/flute, Liberty Ellman -guitar, Jose Davila - tuba/trombone, Dana Leong - cello/trombone, Rubin Kodheli - cello, Elliot Kavee - drums

Anybody else interested in going?

Guy

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Thanks - I'm leaning towards Saturday - Friday there is an Andrew Cyrille/Reggie Workman show I want to check out.

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Thanks - I'm leaning towards Saturday - Friday there is an Andrew Cyrille/Reggie Workman show I want to check out.

As long as there's no Warriors game, I might be up for Saturday as well.

Guy

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Geez! I can't imagine more than a dozen folks showing up in Ames. My home area. :blink:

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Thanks for the heads up. I live in Omaha which is about 2 1/2 hour drive. Very do able.

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Geez! I can't imagine more than a dozen folks showing up in Ames.

Except for all-you-can-eat corndog night , neither can I .

Wonder how their smell abatement program is going....

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Henry Threadgill is definitely different. He's got a very unique style and I'm finding I like his music more and more. Can anyone recommend anything by him that's maybe a little more accessible than his Make A Move stuff?

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Geez! I can't imagine more than a dozen folks showing up in Ames.

Except for all-you-can-eat corndog night , neither can I .

Wonder how their smell abatement program is going....

If there's corndogs and Threadgill in Ames, I may make the drive up!

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I'll tell you who's got a little Threadgill influence Liberty Ellman and Vijay Iyer. What do you guys think?

Liberty Ellman

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Vijay Iyer

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Hey have you all seen this YouTube video? Check it out:

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I think that's a more than fair assessment bluenote82 - I know Vijay is an admirer of Threadgill's music and Liberty Ellman has played with him for some time now and the influence on Mr. Ellman's own music is palpable.

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Great idea. Henry has definitely created his own musical world. Not much valuable "pre-Air" but I recommend Muhal's Young At Heart/Wise In Time. Search out the About Time dates. They are all fine. Then buy the rest. :)

I've been sleeping on Mr.Threadgill! But just received "When Was That" on About Time Records--Amazing record!!! The owner of "About Time Records" gave me the vinyl :) He still has 3 Threadgill records/CD in stock in his basement, if anyone is interested :)

I'll be searching more out for sure!

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I know it's daft asking about things you've already ordered but any thoughts on these 2 LPs I've just ordered. AMG is pretty positive about them for what it's worth

Subject to change

When was that both on About Time

Lately been spinning Rag bush... (Novus) and Air Time (nessa) and enjoying both greatly so I pulled the trigger on the two above. Good move?

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