Henry Threadgill
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1944-02-15
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Henry Threadgill

Henry Threadgill Biography (Wikipedia)

Henry Threadgill (born February 15, 1944) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, saxophonist, and flautist, who came to prominence in the 1970s leading ensembles with unusual instrumentation and often incorporating non-jazz genres.

Threadgill studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, majoring in piano, flute, and composition. He studied piano with Gail Quillman and composition with Stella Roberts. He has been a bandleader and composer for over forty years. He was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album In for a Penny, In for a Pound, which premiered at Roulette Intermedium on December 4, 2014

Threadgill has performed and recorded with several ensembles: Air, Aggregation Orb, Make a Move, the seven-piece Henry Threadgill Sextett, the twenty-piece Society Situation Dance Band, Very Very Circus, X-75, and Zooid.

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Theme from Thomas Cole
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Theme from Thomas Cole
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Bermuda Blues
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Bermuda Blues
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Fe Fi Fo Fum
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Fe Fi Fo Fum
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Celebration
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Celebration
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Gateway
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Gateway
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Grief
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Grief
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Black Hands Bejewelled
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Black Hands Bejewelled
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Those Who Eat Cookies
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Those Who Eat Cookies
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The Ragtime Dance
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The Ragtime Dance
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Card Two: The Jick Or Mandrill's Cosmic Ass
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Card Two: The Jick Or Mandrill's Cosmic Ass
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