Not to be confused with the French electronic duo, Long Island’s Air is a jazz-rock band from the 70’s consisting of four core members – Tom Coppola, John Siegler, Mark Rosengarden, and Googie Coppola. The group released one masterpiece album on Embryo Records in 1971 that has since become highly sought after and touted as “one of the great long lost records of the 70’s.” Produced by Herbie Mann, the album is a perfect blend of soul, rock, and jazz with complex time signature changes, Hammond organ, the Brecker Brothers, extended solo sections, and an absolutely tremendous vocal performance from Googie Coppola. Coppola’s voice is reminiscent of the all-time great vocalists and one that’s hard to forget after hearing it for the first time. Essential listening – we recommend everyone seek out a copy for their collection.
– Phil Cho
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Cult Classic / Essential Listening / Folk / Progressive Rock / Soul