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Henry Threadgill for In for a Penny, In for a Pound.
It’s an album.
In for a Penny, In for a Pound is the latest installment in saxophonist/ flutist/composer Henry Threadgillsongoing 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.