Henry Threadgill in Minneapolis Reviewed

Source: Twin Cities.

Avant garde composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill, who marked his 75th birthday at the Walker Art Center’s “Celebrating Henry” fest on Friday and Saturday nights, is often categorized as a jazz musician. But “creative improvised music” would be a more accurate description of the prolific Threadgill’s work – even though he is one of only three musicians ever awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the “jazz” category.

Saturday night’s concert featured both the current version of his long-running quintet Zooid, and Harriet Tubman, a rockish trio featuring three former Threadgill collaborators.