Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus

Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus

Repertory Ensemble Featuring Marcus Rojas, Ron Caswell, Brandon Ross, Miles Okazaki, Gene Lake, Noah Becker & Jose Davila

Thu   Mar   21   2024 - 6:15 PM Mill & Mine

“What could be a muddled novelty in lesser hands ripples with surprisingly liquid, highly danceable grace.” – The Chicago Reader

After trailblazing stints with the jazz trio Air in the ’70s and his seven-piece sextet in the ’80s, Henry Threadgill changed direction once again by introducing the unique concept of dual tubas and dual electric guitars. Along with a trombone and drums, he called his new venture Very Very Circus.  In Very Very Circus’s ultra-layered sound world, all roles melt equally into an unprecedented sound experience. It was a big step forward in modern jazz from one of the greatest composers of our time. The group released Spirit of Nuff…Nuff and Live at  Koncepts in 1991, Too Much Sugar for a Dime in 1993, and Carry the Day in 1995. After nearly thirty years the band returns to the stage, with a mix of old and new members, to revisit their albums. Led by Jose Davila on trombone and joined by Marcus Rojas and Ron Caswell on tuba, Brandon Ross and Miles Okazaki on guitar, Gene Lake on drums, and Noah Becker on alto saxophone.

Knoxville, TN · USA



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