The Air trio functioned with all three members contributing musically on an equal footing. Although in theory there was no leader, Henry Threadgill comes across as the dominant voice. The advanced interplay, allied with supreme musicianship and unfailingly creative solos make the ebb and flow achieved on this record supremely satisfying. Of the four extended pieces presented here, the most intriguing is surely the wonderfully titled Great Body of the Riddle or Where Were the Dodge Boys When My Clay Started to Slide? Titles aside, this set from 1975 is an impressive document from a revolutionary period in the evolution of jazz music. Henry Threadgill - on tenor, baritone & alto saxophones and flute, Fred Hopkins - on bass and Steve McCall - on percussion.
The Air trio functioned with all three members contributing musically on an equal footing. Although in theory there was no leader, Henry Threadgill comes across as the dominant voice. The advanced interplay, allied with supreme musicianship and unfailingly creative solos make the ebb and flow achieved on this record supremely satisfying. Of the four extended pieces presented here, the most intriguing is surely the wonderfully titled Great Body of the Riddle or Where Were the Dodge Boys When My Clay Started to Slide? Titles aside, this set from 1975 is an impressive document from a revolutionary period in the evolution of jazz music. Henry Threadgill - on tenor, baritone & alto saxophones and flute, Fred Hopkins - on bass and Steve McCall - on percussion.
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Format: CD
Label: WHY NOT
Catalog: 79403
Rel. Date: 02/17/2009
UPC: 708857940325

Air Song
Artist: Air
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The Air trio functioned with all three members contributing musically on an equal footing. Although in theory there was no leader, Henry Threadgill comes across as the dominant voice. The advanced interplay, allied with supreme musicianship and unfailingly creative solos make the ebb and flow achieved on this record supremely satisfying. Of the four extended pieces presented here, the most intriguing is surely the wonderfully titled Great Body of the Riddle or Where Were the Dodge Boys When My Clay Started to Slide? Titles aside, this set from 1975 is an impressive document from a revolutionary period in the evolution of jazz music. Henry Threadgill - on tenor, baritone & alto saxophones and flute, Fred Hopkins - on bass and Steve McCall - on percussion.