Henry Threadgill studies a score in his dressing room at Very Very Threadgill. Shahar Azran/Courtesy of Harlem Stage hide caption

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Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp, the new album by Henry Threadgill's Zooid, comes out June 26. Nhumi Threadgill hide caption

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Henry Threadgill threads together musical strains from America's past and all over the globe. Courtesy of Pi Recordings hide caption

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Composer and woodwind player Henry Threadgill says he draws inspiration from nonmusical sources like science and literature. David Redfern hide caption

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