A Conversation with Jazz Master Henry Threadgill on His New Memoir
Where: Revolution Books
437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. @132nd St
212-691-3345 Price: Free—you can donate!
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Pulitzer Prize winning musician-composer Henry Threadgill will speak at Revolution Books about his recent memoir Easily Slip Into Another World: A Life in Music.
Threadgill’s co-author Brent Hayes Edwards (Professor at the Center for Jazz Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at Columbia University) will also be in the conversation.
Henry Threadgill has had a singular life in music. At 79, the saxophonist, flautist, and celebrated composer is one of three jazz artists (along with Ornette Coleman and Wynton Marsalis) to have won a Pulitzer Prize.
This evening at Revolution Books in Harlem is a “Bookend Event” in collaboration with the Brooklyn Book Festival...
The memoir recounts stories of the music scene in Chicago in the early 1960s, when Threadgill developed his craft among friends and schoolmates who would go on to form the core of the highly influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). He tells of his time in Vietnam, and the rich history of making jazz in the volatile downtown scene in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s.
”I frequently call Henry Threadgill my favorite living composer not only because of the webs of sound he spins, but also because he is the best storyteller I know. This book is a profound gift: it reminds us that composition is not just making music, but also shaping a life.” —Jason Moran, composer and pianist, Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center
The book is available now at Revolution Books in Harlem or online.
Suggested donation $5-10 for Revolution Books
This event is sponsored by the Revolution Books Educational Fund — a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization.Buy tickets/get more info now