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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Albert Ayler - The Psychedelic Boogaloo Years

The Hound writes about Albert Ayler: "was (and is) one of the most important jazz musicians of the 2oth century and perhaps along with John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman the greatest of the "free jazz" players who came to prominence in the 1960's. From his debut recording, a version of Gershwin's Summertime recorded in Sweden with a clueless Swedish bebop rhythm section attempting to follow him, in which he turns the tune inside out, braying and screeching out his inner turmoil, it drags the listener to the edge of pathos and leaves you drained. ..."
Read more about this man and his music in Albert Ayler - The Psychedelic Boogaloo Years