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Henry Threadgill and Make a Move: Everybodys Mouth’s a Book

The remarkable composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill neither records nor tours nearly as much as needed. He is among the increasingly few artists on the jazz front whose music has never become detached or dreary, and whose outlook is always toward the future rather than mired in the past.

Threadgill’s compositions are superbly crafted and written to provide maximum ensemble and solo possibilities. His work fully reflects his breadth of experiences and influences. Threadgill truly embraces world music in its totality, and his pieces range from tightly structured to completely free. He’s also a superior player on flute and a variety of saxophones.

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