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Rag, Bush and All

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Rag, Bush and All
Studio album by
RecordedDecember 1988
LabelRCA Novus
ProducerDavid Stone
Henry Threadgill chronology
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Rag, Bush and All is an album by Henry Threadgill released on the RCA Novus label in 1989. The album and features four of Threadgill's compositions performed by Threadgill's Sextett with Bill Lowe, Ted Daniel, Fred Hopkins, Diedre Murray, Newman Baker and Reggie Nicholson.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars, stating, "This CD from altoist Henry Threadgill is a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition, hanging onto devices of the past while creating new music... Highly recommended to open-eared listeners".[2]

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Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Henry Threadgill

  1. "Off the Rag" - 12:40
  2. "The Devil is on the Loose and Dancin' with a Monkey" - 6:44
  3. "Gift" - 5:44
  4. "Sweet Holy Rag" - 13:20

Recorded at Clinton Recording Studios, New York City in December 1988



  1. ^ Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed February 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 3, 2010.