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Albert Ayler Quintet

At Slugs’ Saloon 1966, Revisited

Label: ezz-thetics

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock


'Among the jazz innovators, Albert Ayler is still considered a solitary figure to this day. From 1964 on he pursued his vision with firm determination. Like no other artist he used well-known melodies from military, marching, blues, gospel and minstrel show music as a starting point, and from these biographical earworm references he set out with the greatest expressiveness into an unconditionality that caused productive disturbance, which his music still does. On the one hand, there are catchy themes, persistently presented in the Slugs’ concert as well. On the other hand, they are taken apart by the physical force and ecstasy of the attacks that follow. Even though expressive solos emerge, Ayler’s music is a truly collab- orative creation. His adherence to trivial themes symbolises the painful process of sepa- ration, of being at the mercy of a country struggling with catastrophes, of being throwninto this world of modern man.' – Ulrich Steinmetzger

Cat. number: ezz-thetics 1131
Year: 2022

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