Henry Threadgill’s Make a Move

Henry Threadgill’s Make a Move

Repertory Ensemble Featuring Brandon Ross, Darius Jones, Stomu Takeishi & JT Lewis

Sat   Mar   23   2024 - 7:15 PM The Standard

“Make A Move deftly handles Threadgill’s melting-pot method of incorporating world music” – Jazz Times

Henry Threadgill’s timing in creating a new sound with a new working band has always been impeccable. The composer-saxophonist’s formation of Make A Move in the mid 90s is no exception. Composed of veteran Very, Very Circus guitarist Brandon Ross, accordionist Tony Cedras, five-string electric bassist Stomu Takeishi, alto saxophonist Darius Jones, and drummer J.T. Lewis, Make A Move brings a distinctive timbral palette and a fresh rhythmic slant to each of Threadgill’s many compositional facets. They released their first album,  Where’s Your Cup in 1996, and their second, Everybody’s Mouth is a Book in 2001. 

Knoxville, TN · USA



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