You Know the Number

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You Know the Number
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 12 7 13, 1986
LabelRCA Novus
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You Know the Number is an album by Henry Threadgill released on the RCA Novus label in 1986. The album features six of Threadgill's compositions performed by Threadgill's Sextett with Frank Lacy, Rasul Siddik, Fred Hopkins, Diedre Murray, Pheeroan akLaff and Reggie Nicholson.[1]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4½ stars, stating, "This title is a must for Threadgill fans and also worthwhile for those interested in the experimental side of jazz".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Philadelphia Inquirer[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Henry Threadgill

  1. "Bermuda Blues" - 9:26
  2. "Silver and Gold, Baby Silver and Gold" - 5:45
  3. "Theme from Thomas Cole" - 6:39
  4. "Good Times" - 6:33
  5. "To Be Announced" - 6:27
  6. "Those Who Eat Cookies" - 6:16 Bonus track on CD

Recorded at Uptown Chelsea Sound, New York City on October 12 & 13, 1986



  1. ^ Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed February 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 1, 2010.
  3. ^ Davis, Francis (26 April 1987). "New jazz recordings that track the directions of the innovators who set the tone for the '70s". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. 123 – via Open access icon.