The Life & Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler article @ All About Jazz

Book Review By Matt Marshall November 15, 2022 Sign in to view read count data-original-title=”” title=””>Albert Ayler—an insistent push to celebrate, memorialize, canonize a legend thought to be unjustly forgotten by his hometown—that isn’t seen for, say, Tadd Dameron piano1917 – 1965 data-original-title=”” title=””>Tadd Dameron or Jim Hall guitar1930 – 2013 data-original-title=”” title=””>Jim Hall. (Leading … Read more

Albert Ayler – Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings (Elemental, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein What can any of us add to the legacy of Albert Ayler? What can be said that hasn’t been said better by his own horn and vocals? In 2004, on the Holy Ghost box, listeners finally heard Ayler’s final performance, a short set from July 28, 1970, with his last quintet, … Read more