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Air Time - excerpt 1
Air Time - excerpt 2
Air Time - excerpt 3
Air Time - excerpt 4


Air Time (LP)

Label: Nessa Records

Format: LP

In stock


Vinyl repressing of a classic '70s jazz recording - one of the first recordings led by Pulitzer winner Henry Threadgill with bassist Fred Hopkins and drummer Steve McCall. This edition is limited to 550 copies pressed by QRP, the vinyl manufacturing division of Acoustic Sounds. These are 150 gram discs in 'rice paper' sleeves.

Saxophonist Henry Threadgill, bassist Fred Hopkins and drummer Steve McCall originally came together in 1971 as a group designed to play the music of Scott Joplin for a Chicago theatrical production. Air continued as a unit until McCall left the group in 1983. This session from 1977 catches the band at the midpoint of its existence. Three compositions by Threadgill and one each by Hopkins and McCall.

Cat. number: NLP-12
Year: 2019
Genre: Jazz