Air Show No. 1

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Air Show No. 1
Air Show No. 1.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJune 2 & 3, 1986
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
New Air chronology
Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival
Air Show No. 1

Air Show No. 1 is an album recorded for the Italian Black Saint label by the improvisational collective New Air featuring Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins and Pheeroan akLaff with Cassandra Wilson providing vocals on three selections.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "[Wilson] does an expert job of fitting into this complex music, giving a strong blues feeling to some of altoist Henry Threadgill's originals".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings [3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Henry Threadgill
  1. "Achtud El Buod (Children's Song)" – 6:28
  2. "Don't Drink That Corner My Life is in the Bush" (lyrics by Cassandra Wilson) – 9:13
  3. "Air Show" – 5:20
  4. "Apricots on Their Wings" – 6:03
  5. "Salute to the Enema Bandit" – 7:20
  6. "Side Step" – 7:06
    • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio, Milano, Italy on June 2 & 3, 1986



  1. ^ Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed February 12, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008) The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th edition). Penguin. p. 13