• Copenhagen Live 1964

    Albert Ayler Quartet

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'The program is indicative of a customary set by the band, which is to say unlike any other music of the time. Ayler continues a practice of elemental one-word composition titles with pieces like the tender “Mothers,” itself a recasting of the old spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”. There Ayler pulls out his vibrato stops from the start, drenching the audience in a warm current of matriarchally-minded pathos. Cherry acts as a strong cantilevering presence, anchoring Ayler’s energy and interpolating his own freedom. It’s as if the two have slipped the pinions of temporal order and entered their own private plane.' Derek Taylor

Albert Ayler Quartet: Albert Ayler / Tenor saxophone - Don Cherry / Cornet - Gary Peacock / Double bass - Sunny Murray / Drums