Tag Archives: Henry Threadgill

Got Live If You Want It:
Vijay Iyer, MacArthur “Genius” Grant Recipient

CARDIO – LIVE QUESTIONS OF AGENCY – LIVE Vijay Iyer Trio [ exclusive to D:O ] : 2009 VI, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums. We’re thrilled that longtime friend of the site Vijay Iyer just won a prestigious MacArthur “Genius”… Continue reading

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DANCING IN SOUND:
George Lewis talks Muhal Richard Abrams, AACM, and Improv

SOUNDDANCE, PT. 2 Muhal Richard Abrams, with George Lewis SoundDance Pi Records : 2011 MRA, piano; GL, trombone, laptop. FOCUS, THRUTIME… –> TIME, PT. 3 Muhal Richard Abrams, with Fred Anderson SoundDance Pi Records : 2011 MRA, piano; FA, tenor… Continue reading

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GUEST POST: A Bunky Green Primer by Rudresh Mahanthappa

We’re thrilled to be able to present a second erudite guest post from saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa. Here he riffs on his association with the unsung altoist Bunky Green, and provides several views and sonic snapshots of Green’s career… Continue reading

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And the Winners Are…

IN TOUCH Henry Threadgill Too Much Sugar For A Dime Axiom : 1993 HT, alto sax; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Jason Hwang, violin; Dorian L. Peterson, tuba; Simon Shaheen, violin and oud; Johnny Rudas, culo e puya and fulia; Miguel Urvina,… Continue reading

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

SONG Artist Album Label : Year (personnel…) …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… Continue reading

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Glad Tidings

ANGELA’S ANGEL 1 Grachan Moncur III and Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Echoes of Prayer JCOA : 1975 GM, trombone, voice; Carla Bley, piano; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Carlos Ward, sax, flute; Hannibal Marvin Peterson, trumpet; Stafford Osborne, trumpet; Janice Robinson, trombone; Jack… Continue reading

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Let Us Now Praise (Near-)Famous Men

UNKNOWN Muhal Richard Abrams Tin Palace, NYC 1976.07.18 MRA, piano; Anthony Braxton, alto sax; George Lewis, trombone; Fred Hopkins, bass; Steve McCall, drums. ARHYTHM SONGY Muhal Richard Abrams 1-Oqa+19 Black Saint : 1977 MRA, piano; Anthony Braxton, alto sax; Leonard… Continue reading

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