Albert Ayler- In Greenwich Village

Albert Ayler- In Greenwich Village

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Label: Impulse!

Reissued 2/12/16

During 1967-69 avant-garde innovator ALBERT AYLER recorded a series of albums for Impulse!. This LP is AYLER's first Impulse! set. There are two selections apiece from a pair of live appearances with AYLER having a rare outing on alto on the emotional “For John Coltrane” and the more violent “Change Has Come” while backed by cellist JOEL FRIEDMAN, both ALAN SILVA and BILL FOLWELL on basses and drummer BEAVER HARRIS. The other set (with trumpeter DONALD AYLER, violinist MICHEL SAMPSON FOLWELL and HENRY GRIMES on basses and HARRIS) has a strong contrast between the simple childlike melodies and the intense solos.

Track Listing:

  1. For John Coltrane (Side A)
  2. Change Has Come (Side A)
  3. Truth Is Marching in (Side B)
  4. Our Prayer (Side B)