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Albert Ayler: Live on the Riviera

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By Ted Kane

Live on the Riviera is one of those CDs that is more interesting historically than compelling musically. It was recorded live in France less than four months prior to the saxophonist's death, and most of his devotees will want to hear it at least once, yet only a small segment of ...

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Albert Ayler: Live on the Riviera

Read "Live on the Riviera" reviewed by James Taylor

Albert Ayler's saxophone sound was raw and unfettered. Ayler's life, like his sound, was the personification of the blues. Sorrowful and excitable, both mournful and full of life, Ayler's sound was the sound of the human voice set free. That's why critics are afraid of him--like all revolutionaries, Ayler said things people don't like to hear. ...