THREADGILL CONTEST #1: Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air

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…and we though last year was Threadgill’s big year. Hot on the heels of the release of Mosaic’s tremendous Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill and Air AND Pi Recording’s release of part two of Threadgill’s Zooid project, This Brings Us To, Destination: OUT is overjoyed to be able to give away a copy of each to a couple of lucky D:O readers.

The Mosaic set is a true landmark, capturing 20 years of remarkable music in a variety of contexts. Many thanks to Mosaic Records for generously providing a copy. The Pi set showcases Threadgill’s current band at their hottest. Our thanks also to Pi Recordings.

So first, the Mosaic box. The mammoth set includes 11 LPs over 8 CDs, including one album which has never been released before, ever! The tracks have all been carefully remastered and the box includes expansive new liner notes by Hank Shteamer, and Mosaic’s usual deluxe packaging. Many of these essential albums – spanning the ’70s, 80s, and ’90s – have been out of circulation for years. Scroll down for more details. This set retails for $136 and it’s worth every penny! But we’re giving a copy away to one of our readers for the price of…ON THE HOUSE (shipping included).

THE MOSAIC CONTEST: Put on Your Blindfolds.

TO ENTER: Listen to the track above. If you can identify the tune, email us your answer — or best guess — to destination[dot]out[at]gmail[dot]com. (Do NOT answer in the comments section of this post.) All correct entries will be put in a hat and the winner drawn at random. The odds are probably better than you think!

Contest deadline: Midnight, Sunday, November 7th.

Hint: The man of the hour is heard on it. AND: We will post a further hint later in the week at our Facebook page; check back there if you’re feeling a tad stumped (or better yet, hit the “like” button on the page and you’ll get the hint as soon as we post it).

Good luck!

This remarkable box includes the following:

>Three LPs from the original AIR lineup: Open Air Suit (1978); Montreux Suisse (1978); and AIRLore (1979).
>Two LPs featuring the short-lived X-75 band: Volume 1 (1979) and the never-before-released Volume 2 (1979).
> Three LPs from Threadgill’s superb Sextett: You Know the Number (1986); Easily Slip Into Another World (1987); and Rag, Bush and All (1988).
> And the three wondrous Columbia LPs: Carry the Day (1994); Makin’ a Move (1995); and Where’s Your Cup? (1996).

Many of these amazing albums have never been available on CD. It’s a career-spanning, globe-trotting, ear-massaging cornucopia of goodies — and, as Threadgill would have it, dirty in all the right places.

As for HT’s latest, This Brings Us To, Vol. 2, we will be giving away a copy on Wednesday. Watch this space for details; it will be a game of pure chance (as we’ve done previously) and will not require any jazz knowledge whatsoever. And just cuz Pi was feeling generous, we are also going to be giving away a CD over at D:O’s Facebook home, also on Wednesday. Come by and “like” us to be eligible for that. Two…two…TWO chances to win!

Feel free to enter all three contests! Best of luck to all comers, and let us know if you have any questions in the comments.

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