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Henry Threadgill - This Brings Us To Vol. 1 & 2

Henry Threadgill - This Brings Us To Vol. 1 & 2

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Release Date: 5/3/2024

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To celebrate saxophonist/flutist Henry Threadgill's career retrospective at the 2024 Big Ears Festival, Pi Recordings is proud to release both Volumes I & II of This Brings Us To together in a limited-edition double vinyl set. Featuring his long-running band, Zooid, the two volumes were originally released in 2009 and 2010 even though the music was all recorded at a single session. They were his first releases in eight years, longer than any hiatus in his career, a time that allowed for the gestation of what was to become Threadgill's signature intervallic system of composition and group improvisation that ultimately won him a Pulitzer Prize for his work In for a Penny, In for a Pound. The original albums were voted the #2 and #5 best releases of the year by The Village Voice Jazz Critics' Poll, about which NPR said "The jazz world is coming to realize that Threadgill is a true idiosyncratic great... This Brings Us To staggers and lurches and creates dissonances, and it still brings the mad-scientist funk." Remastered for vinyl by Threadgill's long-time guitarist and producer Liberty Ellman and housed in a gatefold sleeve with archival photos of the band, the release focuses attention on an important turning point in the career of one of music's great iconoclastic masters.


1 White Wednesday Off the Wall
2 To Undertake My Corners Open
3 Chairmaster
4 After Some Time
5 Sap
6 Mirror Mirror the Verb
7 Lying Eyes
8 This Brings Us to
9 Extremely Sweet William
10 Polymorph
11 It Never Moved

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