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Tag: Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus

Thursday, June 18th

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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, December 22nd

genius at play

Henry Threadgill (alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader) leading a master class (excerpt), Big Indian, N.Y. (Creative Music Studio), 2014

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Henry Threadgill and His Very Very Circus, “Too Much Sugar for a Dime,” live, New York, c. 1993

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Today Henry, who’s been lifting my spirits for over three decades, enters the MCOTD Hall of Fame, joining tenor saxophonist Von Freeman, trumpeter Lester Bowie, poets John Berryman, William Bronk, and Wislawa Szymborska, and gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates.

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lagniappe

art beat: more from Friday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Irises (1914/17)

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radio

One of my favorite musical events begins tonight: the annual Bach Festival on WKCR (Columbia University), which runs through midnight New Year’s Eve.

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