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Je Suis!: Mistluren

Read "Mistluren" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In 1962 free jazz pioneer Albert Ayler moved to Sweden. Like Jesus Christ's 40 days in the desert, he came home to the United States after being tempted by the devil, and led a revolution in free jazz. His Swedish temptation, perhaps it was a viral contagion, has survived these past 50 years, resurfacing in the ...


Albert Ayler: Stockholm, Berlin 1966

Read "Stockholm, Berlin 1966" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Indeed, a desert island quality album reissued with a digital uplift of celebrated tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler's 1966 Stockholm and Berlin concerts, where the artist resides in a very special musical space unlike any other.

With his infamous slants on America's historical affinity for march music, Ayler's colossal presence and coiling use of vibrato ...


Albert Ayler: Knocking On The Door of Astral Jazz

Read "Albert Ayler: Knocking On The Door of Astral Jazz" reviewed by Chris May

Despite everything life threw at saxophonist Albert Ayler--critical incomprehension, paucity of performing opportunities, probable bi-polarity--his music shone with light. At the time of his passing, aged 34, drowned in New York's East River, he was, said some of his friends, in the depths of depression (leading to rumors of suicide, or, more fancifully, of murder). But ...