Chip Deffaa
June 03, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Song Out of My Trees

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Henry Threadgill
Producers
Black Saint
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A-

One of the most important (and refreshing) composers on the current jazz scene, alto saxist Henry Threadgill has ignored prevailing trends towards the neoconservatism of young lions like Wynton Marsalis to seek a way of his own on his new album Song Out of My Trees. His musicians are also free-spirited, interweaving independent lines to create music so liberating that playing this album should make any home feel bigger. A-

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