Albert Ayler

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"Trane was the father. Pharoah was the son. I was the holy ghost." (Albert Ayler)

Ayler indeed was one of the most brilliant saxophonist of the free jazz 60's era.
Most of his work was released by Debut, ESP and Impulse!, while a number of live sessions exist on random labels.
In 2004, Revenant issued a 10 cds box set containing most of his rare and unreleased material.
Curious people possibly want to start with Love Cry.
Ayler was found dead in the East River (NYC), circonstances remaining mysterious.
A collection of 13 novels on that subject has been published in 1996 by Gallimard, under the title Les 13 morts d'Albert Ayler (The Thirteen Deaths of Albert Ayler).

Annotation last modified on 2007-01-27 05:34 .



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Bread, Beard & Bear's Prayers Various Artists 1
2012 In Spirit Sophisticated Ladies 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 The New Wave in Jazz Various Artists 2
1982 Anni '60: La "Rivolta Nera" Various Artists 1
1995 The World of Jazz Various Artists 1
1996 Black Lion Connoisseur Series/Lions Abroad, Volume 1: Tenor Titans Various Artists 1
1997 Dead & Gone #1: Trauermärsche - Funeral Marches Various Artists 1
1999 100 Years of Jazz: From Ragtime to Avantgarde Various Artists 1
1999 Transcendence: Impulse! In the Spiritual Groove Various Artists 1
2000 Le Grandi Trasformazioni Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Jazz: The Sixties Various Artists 1
2004 The Wire Tapper 11 Various Artists 2 1
2006 The House That Trane Built: The Best of Impulse Records Various Artists 1
2006 The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records Various Artists 1
2008 Cocktail Mol6t8v : La bande son de la révolte Caroline Cartier 1
2009 The Norton Jazz Recordings Various Artists 1
2013 Spiritual Jazz 4: Americans in Europe Various Artists 1
2013 The Roots of Punk Rock Music 1926-1962 Various Artists 1
2013 Eteenpäin! Suomi-Jazz 1960–1975 Various Artists 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Just a Closer Walk With Thee owlqaeda 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Prophecy Gary Peacock 1

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