Date: Nov 29th, 2011 · Tags: Jazz CD Reviews

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 looms as a mighty force, to complement a dynamo band featuring brother Donald on trumpet. Sadly, the Ayler brothers passed on too soon and, in retrospect, the jury is out whether Albert Ayler’s revolutionary concepts garnered the utmost critical deference spanning their relatively short run back in the 1960s. But history seeds the future, and Ayler’s musical mindset has gained even more prominence and detailed investigation after his death…

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Albert Ayler: Stockholm, Berlin 1966