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Threadgill, Henry / Zooid / This Brings Us To, Vol. 2
Album:This Brings Us To, Vol. 2 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Threadgill, Henry / Zooid Added:Dec 2010
Label:Pi Recordings 

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Add Date:2010-12-19 Pull Date:2011-02-20 Charts:Jazz
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 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 08, 2011:Rebop
Extremely Sweet William
4.Jan 29, 2011:Music Casserole
Lying Eyes
2.Feb 04, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Extremely Sweet William
5.Jan 25, 2011:Rebop
Polymorph, Extremely Sweet William
3.Feb 01, 2011:Rebop
This Brings Us To, Lying Eyes
6.Jan 18, 2011:Rebop
Lying Eyes

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-12-19 
HENRY THREADGILL & ZOOID: This Brings Us To, Vol. 2
Pi, 2010

AVANT-GARDE – Another great recording from Threadgill’s unique Zooid quintet, which employs a truly seamless balance of composition and improvisation: each musician roams freely but must stay within a strict framework, interacting via Threadgill’s musical language. The music is highly melodic yet impossible to pin down, dense yet entirely fluid. All the musicians are in top form. An excellent album.

Henry Threadgill : flute, alto saxophone
Liberty Ellman : guitar
Jose Davila: trombone, tuba
Stomu Takeishi: bass guitar
Elliot Humberto Kavee: drums

All very good! Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4

1. 10:04 – straining anticipation: shape-shifting melodies over steady drum patter; HT excellent on flute, strong trombone & cool guitar
2. 6:30 – slower and lumpier: guitar & bass out front; remarkable bass solo
3. 8:08 – brisk tempo: guitar & flute really shine here, energy rises gradually
4. 11:29 – oblique and dragging, drops way down for minimalist sax solo, then bass leads a slow uphill march; ends with a strong, striding feel
5. 7:16 – chugging tempo, brash sax phrases slash across melodic thickets

[ Fo ] 12/19/10

Track Listing
1.Lying Eyes 3.Extremely Sweet William
2.This Brings Us To 4.Polymorph
 5.It Never Moved