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My Name is Albert Ayler

Film/Video

Photo by Larry Fink
My Name is Albert Ayler
Kasper Collin, 2007
Sat, Jan 10, 2009 7 PM
"One of the most starkly beautiful and moving documentaries ever made about a jazz musician."—Jazz Times

"A cause for rejoicing!"—New Yorker

"An extraordinary portrait of an extraordinary musician!"—Sight & Sound

Free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler was one of the most prophetic and innovative musicians of his era. In My Name is Albert Ayler, director Kasper Collin traces the life of the iconoclastic musician from his roots in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was born, to Stockholm, where he found his first success in the early 1960s, and New York City, where he wowed John Coltrane and was found dead in the East River in 1970 at the age of 34. Seven years in the making, the film contains rare concert footage of Ayler along with interviews with friends, family, and band mates. (79 mins., video)
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