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Pi Recordings: A Home For Musicians Pushing Jazz Forward

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Pi Recordings’s Seth Rosner and Yulun Wang will never forget the day they called Henry Threadgill to tell him he had won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music; he was only the third jazz artist to do so.

“We were so excited, we were tripping over each other trying to tell him about it,” laughs Wang. “And Henry was getting madder and madder, because he had no idea what we were talking about!”

Once all became clear, the mood was jubilant. “He’s really trying to invent his own musical language,” says Rosner of the master composer, saxophonist, and flutist. “For the Pulitzer people to finally recognize him for tackling this challenge—it’s definitely one of the prouder moments of my life.”

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The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: January 2019

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What, you thought you’d get a break? Yes, I know—you saw this column and immediately responded, “Hold on, I’m not yet done going through the Best Of 2018 lists!” Well, sorry; a new year brings new music, which means you’re gonna have to get your second wind before the new year is even 40 days old. The good news is that the new year is starting out strong, and to accomplish your new task, all you’ve got to do is sit back and listen.

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