Very pleased to be able to add this Threadgill recording to my BC collection...played many times but always fresh, always exciting and mysteriously moving...very satisfying to have all this wonderful Laswell back catalogue finally available here.
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Henry Threadgill: alto saxophone
Mark Taylor: french horn
Brandon Ross: electric guitar, acoustic guitar on (5)
Masujaa: electric guitar
Edwin Rodriguez & Marcus Rojas: tuba
Gene Lake: drums (except 5)
Dorian L. Parreott II (2,4,6): tuba
Larry Bright (2,4): drums, cymbals on (5)
Leroy Jenkins & Jason Hwang (2,4): violin
Simon Shaheen (2,4): violin, oud
Johnny Rudas (2,4): culo e puya, fulia
Miguel Urvina (2,4,5): culo e puya, fulia
Mossa Bildner & Arenae (2): vocals
Produced by Bill Laswell and Henry Threadgill
Engineering: Oz Fritz for High Velocity
Assistant at Greenpoint: Imad Mansour
Recorded at Sorceror Sound, New York
Additional recording at Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York
Mixed at RPM Studio
Mastered by Tony Dawsey at Masterdisk
supported by 27 fans who also own “Too Much Sugar for a Dime”
I really appreciate that with such a large group of musicians the overall sound and experience of listening is really spacious, never cluttered. The lovely recording helps that a lot, and of course the compositional aspects that make it breathe are superb- it gets more and more fun as I listen again and again. Jasper Skydecker
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So,so pleased and gratified to see Henry's Pi Recordings on BC!
He is, without exception, one of the most visionary and extraordinary composers of the 20th/21st Century, in my humble view...I have listened to him for decades (the Mosaic Box Set is an essential experience) and his current band, Zooid is very important, I think (but then, he doesn't need my approbation; I listen with old ears)...if you don't know his work then listen to anything/everything you can get your hands on...
His musical acumen astounds me...this new album is no exception...recommended; body and soul... John Cratchley