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La Cave Live

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Live In Europe 1964-66

Stockholm, Berlin 1966

Lorrach/Paris 1966

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In Greenwich Village

Love Cry

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Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe

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“Free Music” ... Discorded Chaos?
Cleveland Call & Post, 9 February, 1963 - USA


One ‘Hometown Boy’ That’s Making Good
Cleveland Call & Post, 1 February, 1964 - USA


Albert Ayler vier dagen hier
Het Vrije Volk, 5 November, 1964 - Netherlands


A recording session with Albert Ayler and Don Cherry
Vrij Nederland, 5 December, 1964 - Netherlands


The Moody Men Who Play the New Music by Robert Ostermann
National Observer, 7 June, 1965 - USA


Albert and Don Ayler by Glenn C. Pullen
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 13 July, 1965, p. 19 - USA


Albert Ayler Le Magicien by François Postif
Jazz Hot, No. 213, October 1965 - France


Autumn In New York II (extract) by Guy Kopelowicz
Jazz Hot, No. 215, December 1965, p. 40 - France


Untitled by Albert Ayler
Jazz Magazine, No. 125, December 1965, p. 41 - France


Three Notes with Albert Ayler: Impressions of the New York Scene by John Norris
Coda, April./May 1966, pp. 9-11 - Canada


John Coltrane and The Jazz Revolution: The Case of Albert Ayler by Frank Kofsky

Jazz, September 1966, pp.24-25, October 1966. pp. 20-22 - USA


Whither Albert Ayler? by Henry Woodfin
Down Beat, Vol. 33 No. 23, 17 November, 1966, p. 19 - USA


The New Jazz by Paul D. Zimmerman & Ruth Ross
Newsweek, 12 December, 1966, pp. 50-57 - USA


AA! AA? Yeah, AA! by Ted Joans
International Times, No. 5, 12 - 25 December, 1966, p. 6 - UK


The New Jazz—Black, Angry, And Hard To Understand by Nat Hentoff
The New York Times - 25 December, 1966, pp. 10-11, 36-39 - USA


Clevelander’s New Sound - A Mute Note Here by Ethel Boros
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 27 January, 1967, p. 3 - USA


The Ayler Enigma by Alan Barton
Jazz Journal, February 1967, pp. 10-11 - UK


La Musique Contre Nous by Yves Buin
Jazz Hot, No. 228, February 1967, pp. 26-27 - France


Untitled by Albert Ayler
International Times, No. 10, 13-26 March, 1967, p. 9 - UK


Albert Ayler on record: Free Spiritual Music - Part 1 by Stu Broomer
Coda, May 1967, pp. 2-5 - Canada


The New Music Scene by Elisabeth van der Mei
Coda, May 1967, pp. 28-30 - Canada


Coltrane Is Given a Jazzman’s Funeral Here
The New York Times, 22 July, 1967, p.13 - USA


Albert Ayler—Conservative Revolution? by W. A. Baldwin
Jazz Monthly, No. 151, September, 1967, pp. 15-19 (Part 1), No. 152, October, 1967, pp. 15-16, 31 (Part 2),
No. 153, November, 1967, pp. 9-13 (Part 3), No. 155, January, 1968, pp. 10-13 (Part 4), No. 156, February, 1968, pp.12-17 (Part 5) - UK


Will Rock ‘n’ Roll Take Over From Jazz? by Nat Hentoff
The New York Times, 26 November, 1967, pp. 411, 415 - USA


A. A. by Peter Smids
Gandalf, No. 24, Dec./Jan. 1967-68 - Netherlands


The New Music by Elisabeth van der Mei
November/December 1968 pp. 38-39 - Canada


Le Musée Imaginaire d’Albert Ayler by Yves Buin
Jazz Hot, No. 243, October 1968, pp. 10-12 - France


To Mr. Jones - I Had A Vision by Albert Ayler
The Cricket, No. 4, 1969, pp. 27-30 - USA

(A complete copy of this issue of The Cricket is also available. Scans courtesy of Richard Koloda.)


Albert Ayler: New Grass by Rudy Koopmans
Jazzwereld, No. 24, June/July 1969, pp. 12-18 - Netherlands


Albert Ayler, 36, Jazz Saxophonist
The New York Times 4 December, 1970, p.50 - USA


The Holy Ghost Is Dead by Bernard Lairet
The Cleveland Scene 10-16 December, 1970 - USA


Mort d’un grand du “free” jazz by Michel Denoréaz
Feuille D’Avis De Lausanne 10 December, 1970, p. 65 - Switzerland


Albert Ayler 1934 - 1970 by Archie Shepp
The New York Times 20 December, 1970 - USA


Perspectives: The Death of Albert Ayler by Ralph J. Gleason
Rolling Stone 7 January, 1971, p. 25 - USA


From ‘Jazz Messenger’
NOLA Express 8 January, 1971, p.7 - USA


La Bataille d’Ayler n’est pas finie by Philippe Carles
Jazz Magazine, No. 185, January 1971 - France


Une Panthère Noire De Plus Descendue Par Le F.B.I. by Marc Bernard and Tam Forfiori
Actuel, January 1971, p. 46-49 - France


Le Poète Maudit by Paul Alessandrini
Rock & Folk No. 48, January, 1971 - France


bij de dood van Albert Ayler: terug tot de kern van de muziek by Hans Dulfer and Jaap Lüdeke
Jazzwereld, March/April 1971, pp.6-7
- Netherlands


The Legacy of Albert Ayler by John Litweiler
Down Beat, April 1971, pp. 14-15, 29 - USA


Hommage From Africa by Ted Joans
Jazz Magazine, No. 189, May 1971, p. 36 - France


Albert Ayler: Un An Après by D. A.
L’ Impartial, 27 July, 1971 - p.2 - France


Spiritual Unity—Albert Ayler—Mister AA of Grade Double A Sounds by Ted Joans
Coda, August 1971, pp. 2-4 - Canada


Un Soir Autour d’Ayler by Philippe Carles, Patrice Blanc-Francard, Steve Lacy, Yasmina Khassani, Jean-Louis Comolli, Pierre Lattès, Daniel Caux, Delfeil de Ton, Jacques Réda
Jazz Magazine, No. 192, September 1971, p. 26-31, p. 48-50 - France


Ayler: still unsung in his home town by Bernard Lairet
The Cleveland Press, 10 December, 1971 - USA


Albert Ayler by Alain Tercinet, Chris Flicker & Gerard Noel
Jazz Hot, 1971, p. 22-25 - France


Albert Ayler by Martin Cowlyn
The Professional, No. 2, February 1974 - UK


The Holy Ghost by Brian Case
New Musical Express, 6 July, 1974, p. 40 - UK


The New Thing, At Last by Gary Giddins
New York Magazine, 14 April, 1975, pp. 82-83 - USA


Ayler’s Apocalyptic Sound by Duck Baker
Berkeley Barb, Vol. 21, No. 24, July 4-10, 1975,  p.13 - USA


Albert Ayler Life and Recordings: A Dual Retrospect by Jon Goldman and Martin Davidson
Cadence, April 1976, pp. 8-13 - USA


De Schreeuw Van Albert Ayler by Han Schulte
Jazz Nu, November 1980, pp. 56-73 - Netherlands

Discography by Han Schulte
Jazz Nu, December 1980, p. 133-136, January 1981, pp. 179-183 - Netherlands


L’Enfer d’Ayler by Valerie Wilmer, translated by Christian Gauffre
Jazz Magazine, December 1980, pp. 22-29 - France


Swing low on high: Albert Ayler resurrected by Bob Blumenthal
The Boston Phoenix, 11 January, 1983 - USA


. . Truth Is Marching In by Bill Smith and Brian Case
The Wire, No. 3, March 1983 - UK

Untitled response to ‘.. Truth Is Marching In’ by Mike Hames
The Wire, No. 6, March 1984, pp. 27-28 - UK


My Name is Albert Ayler by Richard Cook
The Wire, No. 58/59, January 1989, pp. 60-63 - UK



Offsite Articles


Breakfast in Montreal: Albert Ayler in Canada by Stuart Broomer
Coda, No. 272, March/ April 1997 - Canada
Recalls a meeting with Albert Ayler in 1967.
[Select ‘Albert Ayler’ in drop-down menu.]


Jazzed In Cleveland - Part 11 by Joe Mosbrook
WMV - Web News Cleveland, August 27th 1996 - USA
Providing a local slant on the story of Albert Ayler.


Jazzed In Cleveland - Part 39 (Albert Ayler Redux) by Joe Mosbrook
WMV - Web News Cleveland, July 31st 1998 - USA


Blowing in the wind by Richard Williams
The Guardian, November 24th 2000 - UK


The Healing Force of the Universe:Albert Ayler’s Life and Legacy by John Kruth
Signal to Noise, Winter 2005 - USA


New York Is Killing Me: Albert Ayler’s Life and Death in the Jazz Capital by Mark Richardson
The Pitchfork Review, No. 9, 2016 - USA


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