Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival

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Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival
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Live album by
Released1984
RecordedJuly, 1983
Genre Jazz
Length46:32
Label Black Saint
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
New Air chronology
80° Below '82
(1982)
Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival
(1984)
Air Show No. 1
(1986)

Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival is a live album recorded for the Italian Black Saint label by the improvisational collective New Air featuring Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins and Pheeroan akLaff performing at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1983. [1] The album was the first release to feature akLaff who replaced original Air drummer Steve McCall. [2]

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 2½ stars, stating, "Hopkins didn't mesh as smoothly with akLaff on this date, although they found a comfortable meeting place by mid-album. Henry Threadgill, as always, was a compelling soloist, especially on alto sax". [3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Track listing

All compositions by Henry Threadgill
  1. "Sir Simpleton" - 11:02
  2. "Difda Dance" - 12:53
  3. "Roll On" - 4:56
  4. "Tragedy On a Thursday Afternoon" - 8:32
  5. "No. 1" - 9:09
  • Recorded live July, 1983, at Montreal International Jazz Festival

Personnel

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References

  1. Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed February 12, 2010
  2. Yanow, S. Pheeroan akLaff Biography accessed February 12, 2010
  3. 1 2 Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed February 11, 2010.