Carry the Day Composer/alto saxophonist Threadgill wants to surprise you, to activate synapses you've never used. His ugly/beautiful music is the most persuasive alternative to today's neo-conservative jazz… Carry the Day Composer/alto saxophonist Threadgill wants to surprise you, to activate synapses you've never used. His ugly/beautiful music is the most persuasive alternative to today's neo-conservative jazz… Henry Threadgill Jazz
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Carry the Day (1995)

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Details Lead Performance: Henry Threadgill; Genre: Jazz

Composer/alto saxophonist Threadgill wants to surprise you, to activate synapses you've never used. His ugly/beautiful music is the most persuasive alternative to today's neo-conservative jazz mainstream. Who else could toss together two tubas, an accordion, Venezuelan hand-drums, a French horn, and an electric guitar with enchanting results? Is Carry the Day (Columbia) jazz? Who cares? A

Originally posted Feb 10, 1995 Published in issue #261 Feb 10, 1995 Order article reprints