AIR / NEW AIR

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First among many ensembles in different genres that have chosen the name Air, this trio specializing in collective improvisation grew directly from the membership of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Throughout 11 albums that appeared over a span of one dozen years this group operated in modes comparable to that of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and at times some of Albert Ayler's early trio realizations. Its inception occurred in 1971, when saxophonist Henry Threadgill agreed to fulfill a request from the theater department at Chicago's Columbia College to devise modern arrangements based upon ragtime compositions of Scott Joplin (a concept borne to fruition by Anthony Braxton and Muhal Richard Abrams in 1976). Threadgill joined forces with bassist Fred Hopkins and drummer Steve McCall, and named the trio Reflection.

Although they parted ways the following year, the cooperative unit reassembled in New York in 1975 and chose the
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AIR / NEW AIR Air Song album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Air Song
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
AIR / NEW AIR Air Raid album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Air Raid
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
AIR / NEW AIR Air Time album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Air Time
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
AIR / NEW AIR Open Air Suit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Open Air Suit
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
AIR / NEW AIR Air Lore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Air Lore
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
AIR / NEW AIR Air Mail album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Air Mail
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
AIR / NEW AIR 80° Below '82 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
80° Below '82
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
AIR / NEW AIR New Air - Air Show No. 1 [featuring Cassandra Wilson] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Air - Air Show No. 1 [featuring Cassandra Wilson]
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986

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AIR / NEW AIR Montreux Suisse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Montreux Suisse
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
AIR / NEW AIR Live Air album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Air
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
AIR / NEW AIR New Air Live At Montreal International Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Air Live At Montreal International Jazz Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984

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