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Henry Threadgill: Dirt … and More Dirt//Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi)

Review of two albums by saxophonist using different groups

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Cover of Henry Threadgill album "Dirt...and More Dirt" on Pi
Cover of Henry Threadgill album “Dirt…and More Dirt” on Pi

Henry Threadgill 14 Or 15 Kestra: Agg: Dirt … and More Dirt (Pi)
Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up: Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi)

Henry Threadgill will never be accused of resting on his laurels. The legendary multireedist and composer’s first new work since winning the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2016 is actually a pair of works, both of them large-scale, both sweeping and magnificent, neither featuring the Zooid quintet with which Threadgill won the Pulitzer (for 2015’s In for a Penny, In for a Pound).

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