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Henry Threadgill for In for a Penny, In for a Pound.

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It’s an album.

In for a Penny, In for a Pound is the latest installment in saxophonist/ flutist/composer Henry Threadgill’songoing exploration of his singular system for integrating composition with group improvisation. The music for his band Zooid – his main music-making vehicle for the past fourteen years and the longest running band of his illustrious forty plus-year career – is no less than his attempt to completely deconstruct standard jazz form, steering the improvisatory language towards an entirely new system based on preconceived series of intervals. His compositions create a polyphonic platform that encourages each musician to improvise with an ear for counterpoint and, in the process, creating striking new harmonies.

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