Air (1971 album)

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Air
Air Embryo SD733.jpg
Front cover of the 1971 album "Air"
Background information
Genres jazz/rock
Years active 1968 (1968)–1983 (1983)
Labels Embryo Records
Members Tom Coppola
Googie Coppola
John Siegler
Mark Rosengarden

Air was an American jazz rock band. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1971 on Embryo Records (Cat. SD 733). The four core band members were Tom Coppola (Hammond organ), John Siegler (bass), Mark Rosengarden (drums), and Googie Coppola (piano, vocals). The album also featured Randy Brecker on trumpet, Michael Brecker on saxophone, Barry Rogers on trombone, David Earle Johnson on congas and timbales, Robert Kogel on guitar, Bob Rosengarden on vibes, plus Jan Hammer and Herbie Mann on percussion. Herbie Mann was also the producer.[1]

Track listing for Air[edit]

All songs written and composed by Googie Coppola, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Realize"   3:48
2. "Mr. Man"   3:14
3. "Baby, I Don't Know Where Love"   4:32
4. "Martin"   2:38
5. "In Our Time"   5:10
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Man Is Free"   4:26
7. "Sister Bessie" (Klingman) 2:34
8. "Lipstick"   4:38
9. "Jail Cell"   5:00
10. "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" (Taylor and Dallas) 3:35

The album was re-released on CD in 2008 by DBK Works (DBK 543).

Other credits[edit]

  • Recorded at Mediasound and Electric Lady Studios in New York City (except Track 10, recorded at Googie's house in the Bronx, New York)
  • Recording and re-mix engineers: Tony Bongiovi, Fred Christie and Mark Rosengarden
  • Front and back cover photos: Joel Brodsky
  • Inside photo: Raeane Rubenstein
  • Album design: Haig Adishian

The album cover was a gate-fold with a distinctive die-cut logo on the front flap.[2]

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