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 a range of non-jazz genres. He studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago co-majoring in piano and flute, along with composition. He studied piano with Gail Quillman and composition with Stella Roberts (1899-1988). He has had a music career for over forty years as both a leader and as a composer. He was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his composition In for a Penny, In for a Pound, which premiered at Roulette Intermedium on December 4, 2014

Threadgill's music has been performed by many of his long-lasting instrumental ensembles, including the trio Air with Fred Hopkins and Steve McCall, the seven-piece Sextet, Very Very Circus, the twenty-piece Society Situation Dance Band, X-75, Make a Move, Aggregation Orb, and his current group Zooid. He has recorded many critically acclaimed albums as a leader of these ensembles with various record labels namely Arista/Novus, About Time, Axiom, Black Saint, Columbia and Pi Recordings.

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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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