October 26, 2009 by Intern
Henry Threadgill’s This Brings Us To hits stores October 27th, 2009. It has been receiving excellent press with much more to come.
“Ths Brings Us To, Volume I” is a deep and enigmatic album, serene and funky, radiant with purpose.” Nate Chinen, The New York Times
A disciplined kind of free jazz in which sophisticated, often meticulous compositional forms and strategies merge with an exploratory approach to improvisation and a post-everything inclusiveness.
Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press (Four Stars)
This Brings Us To lunges at the listener with enigmatic twists and Threadgils unmistakable wailing alto sound.
Bret Saunders, Denver Post
The groups sound is thrillingly thorney, Threadgills alto saxophone and flute tones brusk and rough at key moments, rich and velvety at others.
- Marc Medwin, Dusted Magazine
Effortlessly weaving solos into an ever-shifting pulse of brass and rhythm, the tunes offer immediate and visceral pleasures.
This Brings Us To, Volume 1 is a spectacular return from an important jazz composer.
Troy Collins, All About Jazz