Henry Threadgill has lived a rich life as a musician, having grown up immersed in the Chicago jazz scene of the 1960s and traveled the world as a versatile multi-instrumentalist and composer. Ron Butler's edgy narration captures all of the nuances in this memoir, including the author's dry humor, frustration at racial injustice, and passion for playing and composing music. All of these elements come together most compellingly in the account of Threadgill's military service in Vietnam, an experience that shaped him as a musician and as a man. The narrative shifts between memoir and manifesto, and Butler deftly handles all of the key changes, never allowing the tempo to drag. D.B. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593740392 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593740408 $95.00
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