Henry Threadgill presents a multimedia piece involving film, paintings, photographs, electronics, voice loops, and orchestral music—noted and improvised.
Alfredo Colón, alto saxophone
Noah Becker, alto saxophone, clarinet
Peyton Pleninger, tenor saxophone
Craig Weinrib, percussion/electronics
Sara Caswell, violin
Stephanie Griffin, viola
Mariel Roberts, cello
Christopher Hoffman, cello
Jose Davila, tuba
David Virelles, piano
Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon
Adam Cordero, bassoon
The music is dedicated to Milford Graves. Both performances are in memory of Greg Tate.
Hailed by the New York Times as “perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation,” Henry Threadgill has been celebrated for over forty years as one of the most original, forward-thinking composers and multi-instrumentalists in American music. His four-movement work, In for a Penny, In for a Pound, received the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2016, one of only three jazz compositions to ever be so honored.