This Brings Us to Volume 2

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This Brings Us to Volume 2
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Studio album by
Released2010
RecordedNovember, 2008
StudioBrooklyn Recording, Brooklyn
Genre Jazz
Length43:27
Label Pi Recordings
Producer Liberty Ellman
Henry Threadgill chronology
This Brings Us to Volume 1
(2009)
This Brings Us to Volume 2
(2010)
Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp
(2012)

This Brings Us to Volume 2 is an album by American jazz saxophonist Henry Threadgill with his band Zooid, featuring Jose Davila on trombone and tuba, Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on bass guitar, and Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums. It was recorded in 2008 and released on Pi Recordings. [1]

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Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states, "The music Zooid creates has the subtlety and lyricism of fine poetry. Given Threadgill's reputation as a musical polymath, this shouldn't be a surprise, because, as evidenced here, in his own way he is reinventing jazz from the inside out." [2]

The Down Beat review by Bill Meyer notes, "Despite a conceptual debt to the collectivism of Ornette Coleman's harmolodics, you won't mistake this music for anyone's other than Threadgill's, even though he keeps a tight rein on his own plating." [3]

The All About Jazz review by Troy Collins says, "A superb follow-up to last year's return to form, This Brings Us to, Volume 2 is a stellar effort documenting the ongoing efforts of one of today's most important improvising composers." [4]

Track listing

All Compositions by Henry Threadgill

  1. "Lying Eyes" – 10:04
  2. "This Brings Us to" – 6:30
  3. "Extremely Sweet William" – 8:08
  4. "Polymorph" – 11:29
  5. "It Never Moved" – 7:16

Personnel

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References

  1. This Brings Us to Volume 2 on Pi Recordings
  2. 1 2 Jurek, Thom. Henry Threadgill – This Brings Us to Volume 2: Review at AllMusic . Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  3. 1 2 Meyer, Bill. This Brings Us to Volume 2 review. Down Beat January 11: page 84. Print.
  4. Collins, Troy. This Brings Us to Volume 2 review at All About Jazz