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Air discography

This is a discography of albums released by Air.

Air started in 1971. The original group members were Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall. The group has had an intermittent existence. Henry Threadgill and Fred Hopkins were in all incarnations or the group. Andrew Cyrille and Pheeroan Aklaff replaced Steve McCall in later line-ups. The group was known for a period as New Air.


Air discography

Air Song, Air, 1975, Whynot PA 7120

Tracks : Untitled Tango, Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Were The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide, Dance Of The Beast, Air Song

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

Also released on India Navigation.

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Air Song, Air, 1975, India Navigation IN 1057

Tracks : Untitled Tango, Great Body Of The Riddle Or Where Were The Dodge Boys When My Clay Started To Slide, Dance Of The Beast, Air Song

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

Originally released on Whynot.

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Air Raid, Air, 1977, Whynot PA 7156

Tracks : AIR Raid, Midnight Sun, Release, Through a Keyhole Darkly

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

Also released on India Navigation in 1984.

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Wildflowers 1: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions, Various Artists, 1977, Douglas NBLP 7045

Tracks : Jays (Kalaparusha), New Times (Ken McIntyre), Over The Rainbow (Sunny Murray & The Untouchable Factor), Rainbows (Sam Rivers), Usu Dance (Air)

Musicians : The musicians on the Air track are: Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Air Time, Air, 1978, Nessa n-12

Tracks : I'll Be Right Here Waiting..., No. 2, G.v.E., Subtraction, Keep Right On Playing Thru the Mirror Over the Water

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Open Air Suit, Air, 1978, Arista Novus 3002

Tracks : Card Two: The Jick or Mandrill's Cosmic Ass, Card Five: Open Air Suit, Card Four: Strait White Royal Flush..., Card One: Cutten 2 Knuckles, 2 Widows, 2 Tricks

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Montreux Suisse: Live At Montreux 1978, Air, 1978, Arista Novus 3008

Tracks : Let's All Go Down to the Footwash, Abra, Suisse Air

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Air Lore, Air, 1979, Arista Novus 3014

Tracks : The Ragtime Dance, Buddy Bolden's Blues, King Porter Stomp, Paille Street, Weeping Willow Rag

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Live Air, Air, 1979, Black Saint 0034

Tracks : Eulogy for Charles Clarke, Portrait of Leo Smith, Keep Right on Playing Thru the Mirror over the Water, Be Ever Out

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Air Mail, Air, 1981, Black Saint 0049

Tracks : B. K., R. B., C. T., J. L.

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

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80° Below '82, Air, 1982, Antilles AN 1007

Tracks : Chicago Breakdown, The Traveller, 80° Below '82, Do Tell

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Frederic Hopkins, Steve McCall

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Air Raid, Air, 1984, India Navigation IN 1064

Tracks : AIR Raid, Midnight Sun, Release, Through a Keyhole Darkly

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall

Recorded in 1976. Originally released on Whynot.

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Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival, New Air, 1985, Black Saint 0084

Tracks : Sir Simpleton, Difda Dance, Roll On, Tragedy On a Thursday Afternoon, No. 1

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Pheeroan akLaff

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Air Show No. 1, New Air featuring Casandra Wilson, 1987, Black Saint 0099

Tracks : Achtud El Buod (Children's Song), Don't Drink That Corner My Life is in the Bush, Air Show, Apricots on Their Wings, Salute to the Enema Bandit, Side Step

Musicians : Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Pheeroan akLaff, Cassandra Wilson

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Air discography: box sets that include some Air albums

The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air, 2010, Mosaic

Notes : The 8 CD box includes the Air albums: Open Air Suit; Montreux Suisse Air; and Air Lore: and the Henry Threadgill albums X-75, Volume 1; X-75, Volume 2; You Know The Number; Easily Slip Into Another World; Rag, Bush And All; Carry The Day; Makin' A Move; and Where’s Your Cup?.

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The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note, Henry Threadgill, 2011, Black Saint/Soul Note

Notes : The 7 CD box includes the Air albums Live Air and Air Mail; the New Air albums Live At Montreal International Jazz Festival and Air Show No.1 and the Henry Threadgill albums Spirit Of Nuff...Nuff, Song Out Of My Trees, and Flutistry.

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Last updated June 2015