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Healing Force: The Songs Of Albert Ayler

Read "The Songs Of Albert Ayler" reviewed by Nic Jones


In the last years of his life Albert Ayler confounded the jazz audience in a way every bit as profound as he had in his previous guise as the most radical figure of the avant-garde. The fact that he did it with a mixture of spirituality quite in keeping with the predominant social climate of the late 1960s and a brand of soul that was similar in its relation to the pop music of the time is remarkable, though arguably ...

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Healing Force: The Songs Of Albert Ayler

Read "The Songs Of Albert Ayler" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The candle that burns the brightest does burn for the shortest time.

Saxophonist Albert Ayler only recorded music from 1962 until his death (was it suicide?) in 1970. Self described as the Holy Ghost to John Coltrane the Father and Pharoah Sanders the Son, he was a prophet of free jazz of the 1960s. But, of course he was more than that. His music moved in multiple directions at once. It could be New Orleans Brass and bugle ...


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