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Arthur Doyle

Read "Arthur Doyle" reviewed by John Sharpe

Better known by repute than in person saxophonist Arthur Doyle is nonetheless a free jazz legend. Though active since the '60s he has garnered barely a footnote in the written accounts of the music's history, not helped by a diminutive discography on obscure independent labels in limited pressings. But he has persevered and his rediscovery by a younger generation hungry to experience noise allied with passion led to a late career resurgence of sorts. Doyle was born in ...

Live Review

Arthur Doyle Is Still Magick

Read "Arthur Doyle Is Still Magick" reviewed by Jay Dunbar

Arthur Doyle Group Tonic New York, NY January 18, 2006While the legendary Arthur Doyle appeared a bit lost amidst the microphones surrounding his seat on stage, the soul of the man rolled on through the young cadre of musicians who joined him on stage (Yes, Daniel Carter is still young) and the heart-felt excitement he spurred from the small group of devotees who came out to witness this rare performance. Peerless as he imparts ancient ...

Album Review

Arthur Doyle & Sunny Murray: Live at the Glenn Miller Cafe

Read "Live at the Glenn Miller Cafe" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Arguably more able to engender polemical reaction than any other living saxophonist, Arthur Doyle stands noticeably apart in the free jazz canon (if there can rightfully be considered such a thing). A pariah to some, a prophet to others, he approaches his instruments in manner that makes the term ‘idiosyncratic’ seem painfully inept. His sound and phrasing are such to elicit immediate opinion. A fellow saxophone iconoclast Charles Gayle works on an analogous level, but even his detractors have been ...


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