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Easily Slip Into Another World

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Easily Slip into Another World
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 20, 1987
StudioMediasound, New York City
LabelRCA Novus
ProducerSteve Backer
Henry Threadgill chronology
You Know the Number
Easily Slip into Another World
Rag, Bush and All

Easily Slip into Another World is an album by saxophonist/composer Henry Threadgill, recorded for the RCA Novus label in 1987.

Recording and music[edit]

The album was recorded at Mediasound Studios, New York City, on September 20, 1987.[1]

The album features five of Threadgill's compositions (six on CD) and one by Olu Dara.[1] The musicians are Threadgill with Frank Lacy, Rasul Siddik, Fred Hopkins, Diedre Murray, Pheeroan akLaff and Reggie Nicholson, with guest vocalist Asha Puthli (credited as Aisha Putli) added on "My Rock".[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[4]
The Philadelphia Inquirer[5]

The AllMusic review by Stephen Cook stated: "Easily Slip Into Another World and Threadgill's other Novus titles (You Know the Number and Rag, Bush and All) offer a fine introduction to the work of one of jazz's best and most underrated composers and improvisers".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Henry Threadgill except as indicated

  1. "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" (Olu Dara) – 4:04
  2. "Black Hands Bejewelled" – 7:03
  3. "Spotted Dick is Pudding" – 8:51
  4. "Let Me Look Down Your Throat or Say Ah" – 7:11 Bonus track on CD
  5. "My Rock" – 8:09
  6. "Hall" – 4:02
  7. "Award the Squadtett" – 6:59



  1. ^ a b c Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed December 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Cook, Stephen. "Henry Threadgill Sextett: Easily Slip Into Another World". AllMusic. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Milkowski, Bill (July 1988). "Henry Threadgil" (PDF). DownBeat. p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 January 2023. Retrieved 9 April 2023.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1992). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette (1st ed.). Penguin. p. 1056. ISBN 978-0-14-015364-4.
  5. ^ David, Francis (14 April 1988). "Roundup of area rockers; string quartets; a sax man's latest". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. 5-D – via Newspapers.com Open access icon.