Air (1971 album)

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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.[1] 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.[2][3] Herbie Mann was also the producer.[4]

A limited gatefold heavyweight vinyl album, in a die-cut sleeve, was released on 11 August 2016 on the Be With label.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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),[7] and was re-released on vinyl in 2016 on the Be With label (BEWITH 015LP).[5]

Other credits[edit]


  1. ^ Special Merit Picks. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 22 May 1971. pp. 47–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ High Fidelity. Volume 21, Issues 7-12. Audiocom. July 1971. p. 118. 
  3. ^ "No, not that Air". Record Collector Magazine, review by Paul Bowler
  4. ^ "Air - Air | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Googie and Tom Coppola: Shine the Light of Love". Spectrum Culture, Pat Padua, September 8, 2016
  6. ^ "AIR". Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  7. ^ "Air (10) - Air". Retrieved 24 January 2017. 

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