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My Name Is Albert Ayler

Jules

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Title: My Name Is Albert Ayler

Tagline: “If people don't like it now, they will.” - Albert Ayler

Genre: Documentary, Music

Director: Kasper Collin

Cast: Donald Ayler, Edward Ayler, Bill Folwell, Elliott Landy, Lionel Marshall, Bernard Stollman

Release: 2006-09-21

Runtime: 79

Plot: The prophetic jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, who today is seen as one of the most important innovators in jazz, was obsessed with his radical music and by the thought that people one day would understand it. In 1962 he recorded his first album in Sweden. Eight years later he was found dead in New York's East River, aged 34. (TCM)
 

Jules

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This one's a fascinating tale, regardless of one's views on the father of avant garde skronk. Like all great music documentaries its a great human story almost regardless of the specific music involved (see also The Story of Anvil). A bit tricky to track down but well worth the effort for an overview of the career of one of the saxes real outsiders.
It also features some exquisite period photos of him playing a John Coltrane's funeral which are stunningly beautiful
 
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