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Tag: Henry Threadgill

Tuesday, July 5th

like nothing else

Henry Threadgill’s Society Situation Dance Band (HT, 1944-, MCOTD Hall of Fame, compositions, direction; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Frank Lacy, trombone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Abdul Wadud, cello; Brandon Ross, guitar; Pheeroan akLaff, drums, et al.), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1988

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, February 14th

like nobody else

Henry Threadgill (1944-, Pulitzer Prize Winner [Music, 2016], MCOTD Hall of Fame), Sixfivetwo (2018); Mivos Quartet, live, Vienna, 7/1/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 23rd

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Dafnis Prieto Big Band (DP [drums, composition], et al.), “Back to the Sunset” (feat. Henry Threadgill [alto saxophone; MCOTD Hall of Fame]; dedicated to Henry Threadgill and Andrew Hill), published 6/17/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)

Thursday, June 18th

more

Henry Threadgill (1944-, MCOTD Hall of Fame), alto saxophone, compositions

Very Very Circus, live, New York, 1995

 

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Society Situation Dance Band, live, Germany (Hamburg), 1988

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, June 15th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

His music I first encountered over 40 years ago, and it’s been a perpetual source of joy and inspiration ever since.

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (HT, 1944-, alto saxophone, composition [MCOTD Hall of Fame]; Jose Dávila, tuba; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Elliot Kavee, drums), live, Italy ( Cormòns), 2008

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

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reading table

In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Thursday, August 1st

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Henry Threadgill Sextett (HT [MCOTD Hall of Fame], 1944-, alto saxophone, flute, compositions); Frank Lacy, trombone; Rasul Sadik, trumpet; Deidre Murray, cello; Fred Hopkins, bass; Newman Baker, drums; Yoron Israel, percussion), live, Germany (Frankfurt), 1988

 

Wednesday, April 11th

what’s new

Dafnis Prieto Big Band (DP [drums, compositions], Peter Apfelbaum [saxophones, melodica], et al.), Back to the Sunset (with guests Henry Threadgill [alto saxophone; MCOTD Hall of Fame], Steve Coleman [alto saxophone], Brian Lynch [trumpet]), released 4/6/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 16th

like nobody else

Henry Threadgill (alto saxophone, composition; MCOTD Hall of Fame) & Make a Move, live, Italy (Perugia), 1996

 

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Vase in the Form of Leda and the Swan, 1887-1888 (Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist, through September 10th)

Tuesday, August 30th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Today drummer Hamid Drake (1955-) enters the MCOTD Hall of Fame, joining saxophonists Von Freeman and Henry Threadgill; trumpeter Lester Bowie; gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates; composer Morton Feldman; poets John Berryman, William Bronk, and Wislawa Szymborska; and photographer Helen Levitt. Whatever the situation, he adds oxygen.

DKV Trio (HD, drums; Kent Kessler, bass; Ken Vandermark, baritone saxophone), live, Chicago, 2010

Saturday, July 2nd

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Henry Threadgill (1944-, composer, alto saxophonist, flutist, bandleader, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner), playing and talking, 2010

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