Picks and Pans Review: Easily Slip into Another World

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Henry Threadgill
Here was a bowl of postmodern musical grits, earthy in flavor, avant-garde in structure, served up by a composer-saxophonist who, along with his seven-member sextet (he counts two drummers as one musician), is boisterously retooling ensemble jazz for the '90s.

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