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 14Mar 7Feb 14Feb 7Jan 31Jan 24Jan 17

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