Very Very Threadgill

Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon from WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

The saxophonist and composer Henry Threadgill, 70, has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. In his wildly creative work, inspirations as disparate as rags, calypso and funk transmogrify into unique frameworks for improvisation. Pianist Jason Moran is one of his loyal fans — Threadgill is his favorite composer, he says — and programmed this two-night tribute, gathering both Threadgill sidemen and up-and-comers to perform works from throughout Threadgill’s career.

Jazz Night in America presents highlights from the Very Very Threadgill revue from Harlem Stage in uptown Manhattan.

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