Montreux Suisse

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Montreux Suisse
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Live album by Air
Released 1978
Recorded July 22, 1978
Genre Jazz
Length 39:09
Label Arista Novus
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Air chronology
Open Air Suit
(1978)Open Air Suit1978
Montreux Suisse
Air Lore
(1979)Air Lore1979

Montreux Suisse is a live album by the improvisational collective Air featuring Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall and Fred Hopkins recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland in 1978.[1] It has never been reissued on Compact Disc by itself, but it was included in the 8CD Complete Novus and Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill and Air set on Mosaic Records.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars, stating, "Air's music frequently takes several listens to appreciate, and that is true of this passionate yet thoughtful outing".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Henry Threadgill except as indicated
  1. "Let's All Go Down to the Footwash" - 11:12
  2. "Abra" - 12:50
  3. "Suisse Air" (Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, Steve McCall) - 15:07
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 22, 1978



  1. ^ Backstrom, L. & Lopez, R. Henry Threadgill discography accessed February 11, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 11, 2010.