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Live Air
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Live Air
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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The title begs the question: when wasn't Air live? True to its name, the late-'70s trio was the most contemplative expression of that widely influential Chicago coalition, the Association for the Advancement of Colored Mus...  more »

      
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All Artists: Air
Title: Live Air
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Black Saint
Release Date: 9/7/1993
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 027312003420

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The title begs the question: when wasn't Air live? True to its name, the late-'70s trio was the most contemplative expression of that widely influential Chicago coalition, the Association for the Advancement of Colored Musicians. But relative quietude notwithstanding, chaos rumbled in Air's exploration of rootsy timbres. The elemental trio consisted of Henry Threadgill on horns (primarily alto sax), Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve McCall on percussion (later replaced by Pheeroan Aklaff). Hopkins's walking bass kept Air grounded, but when he pulled out his bow he could ride the tangents as well as McCall did his cymbals. Threadgill, meanwhile, eked spiritual vigor from squeaks, chords, and catchy riffs. The title of the closing cut, the album's most straightforward, says it best: "Be Ever Out." --Marc Weidenbaum
 

CD Reviews

Thanks for the correction
K. MCCALL | 03/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not sure why Mr. Weidenbaum/Amazon would not check his/their facts before putting finger to keyboard. My father, Steve McCall, was a founding member of the AACM and would not have laughed at this distortion as I did."