Henry Threadgill

14 or 15 Kestra: Agg - Dirt. and More Dirt (PI 73)

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14 or 15 Kestra: Agg - Dirt. and More Dirt

Henry Threadgill

Pi Recordings

808713007329

PIR 152936

PI 73

JAZZ

1

CD 14,99 €

DIGIPACK EDITION


Comprised of two full-length works, "Dirt... and More Dirt," is composed for Threadgill's band 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg, which features 15 musicians (guitar, bass, drummers (2), cello, tuba, alto saxophone (3), flute (2), trumpet (2), trombone (2), and piano (2). The works are part of Threadgill’s ongoing exploration for integrating composition with group improvisation, in particular an entirely new system of improvisation based on preconceived series of intervals. They bear the unmistakable stamp of all Threadgill compositions: complex forms, multi-layered counterpoint, rigorous polyphony, and timbral contrasts all wrapped up in a swirl of rhythmic convolution. The use of multiple horns and woodwinds on “Dirt…” vastly expands the music’s harmonic and tonal palette at Threadgill's disposal, adding a much wider range of color, texture, and weight. At the age of 73, Threadgill remains at the peak of his powers, yet remains completely open to all possibilities in expanding and refining his craft.

PERSONNEL:

HENRY THREADGILL, alto saxophone, flute, bass flute
CHRIS HOFFMAN, cello
LIBERTY ELLMAN, guitar
JOSE DAVILA, tuba
BEN GERSTEIN, trombone
JACOB GARCHIK, trombone
JONATHAN FINLAYSON, Bb trumpet, F trumpet
STEPHANIE RICHARDS, Bb trumpet
CURTIS ROBERT MACDONALD, alto saxophone
ROMAN FILIÚ, alto saxophone, alto flute
DAVID BRYANT, piano
DAVID VIRELLES, piano
THOMAS MORGAN, bass
ELLIOTT HUMBERTO KAVEE, CRAIG WEINRIB, drums, percussion

TRACKS:

01. Dirt - Part I
02. Dirt - Part II
03. Dirt - Part III
04. Dirt - Part IV
05. Dirt - Part V
06. Dirt - Part VI
07. And More Dirt - Part I
08. And More Dirt - Part II
09. And More Dirt - Part III
10. And More Dirt - Part IV
11. Credits