Love Cry (Verve By Request): Vinyl LP5540664
Release Date: 8th September
What a wild spirit Albert Ayler was, a free jazz pioneer, strangely infectious in sound, a bandleader who could inspire a depth and texture in sound like few others.
1968’s Love Cry mixes Albert Ayler’s free jazz with a catchy combination of nursery rhythms and brass band marches, resulting in a peak example of experimental jazz of the period. This was Ayler’s last recording with his brother, Donald, who keeps the pace fiery along with the rhythm section of bassist Alan Silva and drummer Milford Graves, and harpsichordist Call Cobbs.
This Verve By Request title is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Third Man in Detroit.
1. Love Cry
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6. Love Flower
7. Zion Hill
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