Threadgill, Henry / Zooid / This Brings Us To, Vol. 1
Album: This Brings Us To, Vol. 1   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Threadgill, Henry / Zooid   Added:Dec 2009
Label:Pi Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-01-10 Pull Date: 2010-03-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 14 Mar 7 Feb 14 Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 24 Jan 17
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 28, 2015: Music Casserole
4. Jun 15, 2010: Jena & Gomorrah
To Undertake My Corners Open
2. Apr 06, 2013: Music Casserole
5. Mar 12, 2010: Memory Select
3. Sep 02, 2010: Memory Select
6. Mar 05, 2010: Memory Select, Other Minds edition
To Undertake My Corners Open

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-17
Free jazz. The deliciously awkward combination of tuba, guitar, and bass guitar (+sax +drums), made to soar. The tuba isn't an oom-pah backing instrument; it's bouncing and bubbling all over the place in an almost lead role (see #3).

It's got a happy feel overall, and the music dances light on its feet. You won't find a central melody but you will find an direct rhythm in the drums and tuba. The jumbly sound has a surface resemblance to Afro-pop (don't take that too literally, but it's the same light-touch, constant-motion feeling). And, for radio-friendliness, no tracks over 9 minutes.

1- Low and mysterious, with flute/guitar lead.
2- Trombone and flute take the lead. A quick-fingered scribble of a guitar figure.
3- Mid/fast, a brisk jog. No sax, I think.
4- Angular sax over a light jumble, then a cooking guitar solo
5- Whips into a nice little frenzy. Opens with a nifty drum solo
6- A careful crawl.

Track Listing
1. White Wednesday Off The Wall   4. After Some Time
2. To Undertake My Corners Open   5. Sap
3. Chairmaster   6. Mirror Mirror The Verb