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Golia / Josephson / Kaiser / Keneally / Morris / Smith / Walter: Healing Force: The Songs of Albert Ayler

Read "Healing Force: The Songs of Albert Ayler" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Saxophonist Albert Ayler was a restless genius. He was a ferocious improviser, extreme in his innovations, uncompromising in his approach. He could blend free improvisation with gospel fervor, or with the harmonic concept of a marching band. He did it all with unmitigated passion that made him a revered musician.

Ayler was accused of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Golia / Josephson / Kaiser / Keneally / Morris / Smith / Walter: Healing Force: The Songs of Albert Ayler

Read "Healing Force: The Songs of Albert Ayler" reviewed by Troy Collins

Revered for his uncompromising 1960s New Thing innovations, seminal free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler's often maligned cross-over work from the end of the decade received widespread criticism. Seeking a wider audience, Ayler's final efforts often presented the lyrical contributions of his girlfriend, Mary “Maria" Parks in more traditional blues-based settings.

Widely misunderstood and commonly ...