Sometimes messing around on the intertubes is like panning for gold. I haven’t been this excited by a musical discovery since I stumbled upon Fay Victor.
Progressive singer-songwriter Pyeng Threadgill is all that and a pickle.
The daughter of avant-garde saxophonist Henry Threadgill, Pyeng told the Boston Globe in 2006: “Am I a jazz singer? I used to say no, then I said yes, and now I’m kind of thinking no again.”
I know what she means. Ms. Threadgill’s spirit of adventure and her funky sensibilities bring to mind the word “troubadour.”
She gets it from both ends of the gene pool. Pyeng’s mother is choreographer Christina Jones, a founding member of the Urban Bush Women dance company.
Click here to check out “It’s Late,” streaming on my Vox blog. This track is from Ms. Threadgill’s 2005 CD, “Of the Air.”
To download “It’s Late” as a FREE MP3, click the song title below.
“It’s Late” (MP3)
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