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ARTIST
TITLE
Slugs' Saloon
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ESPDISK 4025CD ESPDISK 4025CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/14/2005

"A live recording of Albert Ayler's May 1, 1966 performance at Slugs Saloon, this two-disc set features fresh takes on old favorites such as 'Ghosts' and 'Bells,' finding the seasoned quintet in stellar form, marching its way through Ayler's distinctive brand of major triad melodic harmony to the greatest heights of individual expression and group improvisation. One of the giants of free jazz, Albert Ayler was also one of the most controversial. His huge tone and wide vibrato were difficult to ignore, and his 1966 group sounded like a runaway New Orleans brass band from 1910. Please note that other recent reissues of this date, by Fruit Tree and Lone Hill, are neither authorized by the Ayler Estate, nor -- in the case of the latter -- musically complete. Digitally remastered."