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Henry Threadgill

fl, as, *1944 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Henry Luther Threadgill

Henry Threadgill (born February 15, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American composer, saxophonist and flautist, who came to prominence in the 1970s leading ensembles with unusual instrumentation and often incorporating a range of non-jazz genres. He studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago co-majoring in piano and flute, along with composition. He studied piano with Gail Quillman and composition with Stella Roberts (1899-1988). He has had a music career for over forty years as both a leader and as a composer.

  • Flute
  • Alto sax
  • Tenor sax
  • Bass
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Rock
  • Dance
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
I Can't Wait Till I Get Home on Easily Slip Into Another World by Henry Threadgill
Clear and Distinct - Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix on Clear and Distinct by Henry Threadgill & Georgia Anne Muldrow
Black Hands Bejewelled on Easily Slip Into Another World by Henry Threadgill
Spotted Dick Is Pudding on Easily Slip Into Another World by Henry Threadgill
The Great Hall on Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill by Various Artists
Come Carry the Day on Carry the Day by Henry Threadgill
Let Me Look Down Your Throat or Say Ah on Easily Slip Into Another World by Henry Threadgill
In for a penny, in for a pound (opening) on In for a Penny, In for a Pound by Henry Threadgill & Zooid
Chant - Live on Made In Chicago by Jack DeJohnette
Like It Feels on Makin' a Move by Henry Threadgill

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Title Artist Year Type
Double Up, Plays Double Up PlusHenry Threadgill2018Album
Old Locks And Irregular VerbsHenry Threadgill2016Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteHenry Threadgill2010Album
The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings Of Henry Threadgill & AirHenry Threadgill & Air2010Compil.
Everybodys Mouth's A BookHenry Threadgill & Make A Move2001Album
Boom BopJean-Paul Bourelly W/ Archie Shepp & Henry Threadgill2000Album
Where's Your Cup?Henry Threadgill & Make A Move1997Album
Makin' A MoveHenry Threadgill1995Album
Song Out Of My TreesHenry Threadgill1994Album
Try Some Ammonia / Better WrappedHenry Threadgill1993Single
Hip Hop Be BopBilly Bang, Craig Harris, Henry Threadgill1993Album
Too Much Sugar For A DimeHenry Threadgill1993Album
Easily Slip Into Another WorldHenry Threadgill1988Album
X-75 Volume 1Henry Threadgill1979Album
Air SongAir Feat. Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins & Steve McCall1975Album
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