Open Air Suit

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Open Air Suit
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Studio album by
Air
Released1978
RecordedFebruary 21 & 22, 1978
Genre Jazz
Length39:32
Label Arista Novus
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Air chronology
Air Time
(1977)
Open Air Suit
(1978)
Montreux Suisse
(1979)

Open Air Suit is an album by the improvisational collective Air featuring Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall, and Fred Hopkins recorded in New York in 1978 featuring four of Threadgill's compositions. [1] It has not been reissued as an individual CD, but it was included in the 8-CD Complete Novus and Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill and Air issued by Mosaic Records.

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "The music played by this talented trio is complex yet ultimately logical. The talented musicians seem to communicate instantly with each other and they consistently develop their music in the same direction on this stimulating set". [2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Track listing

All compositions by Henry Threadgill
  1. "Card Two: The Jick or Mandrill's Cosmic Ass" - 7:25
  2. "Card Five: Open Air Suit" - 10:22
  3. "Card Four: Strait White Royal Flush...78" - 6:15
  4. "Card One: Cutten {2 Knuckles + 2 Widows + 2 Tricks}/3 X1" - 15:30
  • Recorded at C.I. Recording Studios, New York City on February 21 & 22, 1978

Personnel

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References

  1. Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed February 11, 2010
  2. 1 2 Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 11, 2010.