80° Below '82

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80° Below '82
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Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 23–24, 1982
StudioRight Track Recording Studio, New York City
ProducerAir Productions
Air chronology
Air Mail
80° Below '82
Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival

80° Below '82 is an album by the improvisational collective Air featuring Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall and Fred Hopkins recorded in 1982 for the Antilles label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars, stating, "This blues-oriented set is more accessible than many of Air's previous recordings without watering down the explorative nature of this always-interesting group".[2] The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide said it "captures the telepathic agreement of Air's members in full glory".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Henry Threadgill except where noted.

  1. "Chicago Breakdown" (Jelly Roll Morton) – 7:58
  2. "The Traveller" – 9:28
  3. "80° Below '82" – 8:02
  4. "Do Tell" – 9:50



  1. ^ Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed February 11, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 11, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 6. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.