Henry Threadgill - Interview with Jez Nelson
Jez Nelson talks with Alex Hawkins about multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill with his group Zooid at the London Jazz Festival. Threadgill, an original member of the Chicago AACM collective, has been at the heart of the jazz avant-garde since establishing his landmark Air trio in the 1970s. Known for his unusual combinations of instruments and musical styles, he has been credited as one of the most important and revolutionary jazz composers of recent years. His Zooid ensemble blends funk, gamelan and Afro-Cuban rhythms in collective improvisation and features cellist Christopher Hoffmann and tuba player Jose Davila.