Henry Threadgill - Zooid
- Pulitzer Prize winner's only concert in Europe in 2019!
Henry Thredgill is highly regarded by jazz connoisseurs, saxophonist, flutists and composers all over. He can be described as both a key person and a true original in modern music. The New York Times has described him as "perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation". In 2016, as the third jazz artist ever, he received the prestigious Pulitzer award for the album "In for a Penny, In for a Pound" with the band he brings to Molde; Zooid.
Henry Threadgill is from Chicago and studied at the American Conservatory of Music. He was very active in the important avant-garde environment of the city in the early sixties where he became an early member of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and collaborated with Muhal Richard Abrams. Later, he recorded with Anthony Braxton, Bill Haswell, Roscoe Mitchell, Sly & Robbie and many more. In 1979, he debuted with his own band and afterwards he formed a series of own groups where experimentation with unusual instrumentation and music from other genres and the world's corner has been distilled to something surprising, distinctive and new. He has also composed music for orchestra, chamber music ensembles and theater. The band Zooid was formed in the early 2000s, and has been one of his most successful and critically acclaimed groups. Henry Threadgill tours only a little and performs at selected concerts, so we are very proud to present the only concert in Europe for 2019 with one of the most exciting jazz composers and the creative performances of his band.