Air Raid (album)

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Air Raid
Studio album by Air
Released 1976
Recorded July 15, 1976
Genre Jazz
Length 42:51
Label Why Not
Producer Bob Cummins
Air chronology
Air Song
(1975)
Air Raid
(1976)
Live Air
(1977)

Air Raid is the second album by the improvisational collective Air featuring Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall, and Fred Hopkins performing four of Threadgill's compositions.[1] The album was originally released on the Japanese Why Not label in 1976 and later released in the U.S. on India Navigation in 1984.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "The critical success of Air's debut album, Air Song, dictated both more of the same and a difference in approach on Air Raid... The concept of group improvisation was the same, but Henry Threadgill's compositional notions began to come through in his solos... Another fine effort".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Henry Threadgill
  1. "Air Raid" – 11:55
  2. "Midnight Sun" – 7:05
  3. "Release" – 16:31
  4. "Through a Keyhole Darkly" – 7:20
  • Recorded at Basement Studio, New York City on July 15, 1976

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed February 10, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 10, 2010.