Film, Video A Conversation with Henry Threadgill

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  • A Conversation with Henry Threadgill


  • Larry Appelbaum interviews composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill about his musical upbringing in Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the story of his life-changing experience in Vietnam, his groups Air and Zooid, and his approach to composition and improvisation.

Event Date

  • October 26, 2013


  • -  Larry Appelbaum is a senior music reference librarian and jazz specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress.
  • -  Henry Threadgill 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 has had a music career for over forty years as both a leader and as a composer.

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  • 1 hours 5 minutes 21 seconds

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