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Albert Ayler

My Name Is Albert Ayler

Label: Jeanne Dielman

Format: LP

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Originally released in 1964, My Name Is Albert Ayler, is the debut album from legendary free-jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler. Recorded in Copenhagen with a Scandinavian rhythm section this album sets the stage for the sheer brilliance that was to come. Although the backing band plays fairly straight ahead bop and feels out of place at times, it doesn't detract from the program as a whole, as Ayler's singular sound shines through. This is especially true on the absolutely stunning version of "Summertime". An essential piece of the Albert Ayler puzzle, one of the most unique jazz musicians of the 20th century.

Cat. number: JD101
Year: 2016

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