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Albert Ayler

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Dizzy Gillespie: in from the storm

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 4 December 1965

DIZZY GILLESPIE was in benevolent mood when he met the press at his Mayfair hotel. Smiling amiably between mouthfuls of Worthington, he gave the impression ...

Albert Ayler: Music is the Healing Force of the Universe (Impulse); Ornette Coleman: Friends and Neighbors (Flying Dutchman)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Creem, July 1970

HERE ARE two new albums by two of the most prominent innovators in music — one album a boring mystery, the other a satisfying continuation ...

Albert Ayler Dead

Report by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 12 December 1970

ALBERT AYLER, the revolutionary jazz tenor saxophonist, is dead at the age of 34. ...

Albert Ayler: Beyond This World

Obituary by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 12 December 1970

Richard Williams pays tribute to Albert Ayler ...

Albert Ayler: The Holy Ghost

Retrospective by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 6 July 1974

Gothic horror, funeral processions, The Exorcist ten years early on a crazed tenor. The critics loathed it. Audiences stayed away in droves. ALBERT AYLER. Have ...

Albert Ayler: The Village Concerts (Impulse IA-9336/2, two LPs, US import.)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 9 December 1978

The beauty of Ayler ...

Free Jazz/Punk Rock

Essay by Lester Bangs, Musician, April 1980

IN A New York City nightclub, a skinny little Caucasian whose waterfall hairstyle and set of snout and lips make him look like a sullen ...

My Name is Albert Ayler

Retrospective by Richard Cook, The Wire, January 1988

Still misunderstood and neglected, the man who took jazz saxophone to its furthest limits awaits a new appreciation. Richard Cook offers a personal view. ...

Albert Ayler: Nuits De La Fondation Maeght

Review by Edwin Pouncey, Jazzwise, October 2003

Albert Ayler (tf/ts); Mary Marta Parks (v/ss); Call Cobbs (p); Steve Tlntwetss (b); A Pen Biairman (d). Rec. 25 and 27 July 1970 ...

My Name Is Albert Ayler (dir. Kasper Collin)

Film/DVD/TV Review by John Lewis, Sight & Sound, November 2007

Synopsis Feature-length documentary about the African-American saxophonist Albert Ayler (1936–1970), told through archive footage and new interviews with friends, family and musicians, including his brother and ...

Albert Ayler

Retrospective by Kris Needs, Rock's Backpages, May 2009

'I must play music that is beyond this world' – Albert Ayler ...


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