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Henry Threadgill (born February 15, 1944), Chicago, Illinois, is an American saxophonist, flautist and composer.

He performed as a percussionist in high school marching bands, and served briefly in a U.S. Army band.

Threadgill is notable as one of 's most unique composers. His dense, elaborate, multi-layered music is often strictly scored, in contrast to the loose, improvisatory feel of much jazz. Elements of music, music, music and are often as prominently… read more

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  • Avatar for dustonskin
    Thanks for extremely cool jazz in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. By the way, that was me screaming "You play fantastic jazz"
  • Avatar for rompemonster
    thank you for making amazing jazz -you and [artist]anthony braxton[/artist] give me hope that there are more to be done in this genre!
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    Happy Birthday!
  • Avatar for Diothalamus
    i can never get tired of anything this man has done. he is one of those people who's work just speaks volumes to me.
  • Avatar for rompemonster
    better late than never when it comes to scrobbling of henry! damn its good -got the seven cd box and can not stop being amazed...
  • Avatar for gflynn69
    Henry Threadgill and Zooid @ Chicago Jazz Festival September 5th, 2010 http://www.jazzinchicago.org/presents/jazz-festival/32nd-annual-chicago-jazz-festival-presented-carefusion
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    HENRY THREADGILL & ZOOID live 3 maggio 2010 @ Firenze (Italy). Info: http://www.musicusconcentus.com
  • Avatar for Diothalamus
    one of my favorite composers, along with zappa, stravinsky, and shostakovich
  • Avatar for gexi
    vielseitig, ungewöhnlich und dabei stets treffsicher wie nur was. wundervoll, mein herr, wundervoll!
  • Avatar for henkdo
    A new album: This Brings Us To Volume I

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