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Henry Threadgill
X-75 Volume 1

Album US 1979 on Arista Novus label

On back cover: Recorded at CI Recording Studios, New York City on January 13, 1979 Technical Notes: In stereo, from left to right in the reed section are Douglas Ewart, Joseph Jarman, Henry Threadgill and Wallace McMillan. From left to right in the bass section are Leonard Jones, Brian Smith, Rufus Reid and Fred Hopkins. The piccolo bass is not an electric gimmick. It is an acoustic bass with a range exactly one octave higher than the standard bass. ℗&© 1979 Arista Records, Inc.

PortraitHenry Threadgill fl, as, *1944 US
composed by, flute, bass flute, alto saxophone, album by
PortraitFred Hopkins b, 1947-1999 US
PortraitLeonard Jones b, cb, *1943 DE
PortraitRufus Reid b, *1944 US
Brian Smith b, cb, pic,
bass, bass, piccolo
PortraitDouglas Ewart fl, *1946 US
flute, bass clarinet
PortraitJoseph Jarman , *1937 US
flute, soprano saxophone
Wallace McMillan ts, *1941 US
piccolo flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone
PortraitAmina Claudine Myers p, voc, org, *1942 US
Donn Davenport art direction
Steve Backer directed by, series director
Dave Achelis engineer, assistant
Elvin Campbell engineer, re-mix
David Baker engineer, recording
Thulani Nkabinde liner notes
Mel Dixon photography by
Michael Cuscuna producer, producer
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Sir SimpletonHenry Threadgill6:26
2CelebrationHenry Threadgill13:21
3Air SongHenry Threadgill10:21
4Fe Fi Fo FumHenry Threadgill13:00

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