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Here is Episode 19 of the VVA Veteran's Dispatches video series, a lively interview by Arts Editor Marc Leepson with Henry Threadgill, the acclaimed jazz composer, saxophonist and flutist who served a tour of duty with the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division in the Vietnam War. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musician discusses growing up in Chicago, getting drafted, how he wound up in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry band—and also carrying an M-16—how his tour of duty influenced his musical career, and his terrific new autobiography, Easily Slip into Another World: A Life in Music.

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