Henry Threadgill

When Was That (AT-1004)

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1982

When Was That

Henry Threadgill

About Time

796541100421

ABT 156270

AT-1004

JAZZ

1

CD 16,99 €

Together with the albums “Just The Facts & Pass The Bucket” (1983) and “Subject to Change” (1984), “When Was That” (1982) is considered one of the best efforts of the Henry Threadgill's legendary sextet. This is the band that included cornet wiz Olu Dara, trombonist Craig Harris, longtime cohort Fred Hopkins on bass, piccolo bassist Bryan Smith, and drummers Pheeroan Aklaff and John Betsch! Threadgill's compositions at the time were wonderfully strident exercises in both restraint and open-door improvisation. His melodies were as rooted in R&B traditions as they were in the new forms put form by Ornette Coleman (check "Melin" and the title track). All in all, this is a nearly mystical album in the life of this band, and, at last, folks who own CD/LP players get a chance to find it out for themselves.

PERSONNEL:

  • HENRY THREADGILL, flute,, clarinet, alto and tenor sax
  • CRAIG HARRIS, trombone
  • OLU DARA, trumpet
  • FRED HOPKINS, bass
  • BRIAN SMITH, piccolo bass
  • PHEEROAN AKLAFF, drums
  • JOHN BETSCH, drums

Recorded in New York

TRACKS:

  • 01. Melin
  • 02. 10 to 1
  • 03. Just B
  • 04. When Was That?
  • 05. Soft Suicide at the Baths