Henry Threadgill Awarded Pulitzer Prize

“In For a Penny, In For a Pound” cited as distinguished composition

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Henry Threadgill at Guelph Jazz Festival 2011

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music has been awarded to saxophonist/flutist/composer Henry Threadgill. The Pulitzer Prize Board called Threadgill’s 2015 album In For a Penny, In For a Pound (Pi Recordings) “a highly original work in which notated music and improvisation mesh in a sonic tapestry that seems the very expression of modern American life.”

The award is given to a “distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year.” Threadgill will receive $10,000.

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