Air Lore ~ Air

from 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before you Die

I wasn’t able to listen to this one – except for a few cuts (from the original 1979 recording) on You Tube. Thankfully that included the sublime “Buddy Bolden’s Blues”.

“Weeping Willow Rag” starts out with a strong drum intro (Steve McCall) before it moves along into a very playful alto turn by Henry Threadgill. Then – but of course – the bass (Fred Hopkins) has his stab at it.

“The Ragtime Dance” keeps slipping into a double time mode that should not be missed.


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