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Friday, Oct 20 2017 | 02:18
Image: 1611978 Undisputed ESP-Disk classic back in print!

Track Listing:
A1. Don's Dawn 1:05
A2. A Y 21:24
B1. ITT 23:22
total 45:51

Press Quotes:
"Of the records Ayler made during 1964, the LP New York Eye and Ear Control…is probably the most important link
between the epoch-making collective improvisation Free Jazz by the Ornette Coleman double quartet, and John
Coltrane's Ascension. Apart from that, it is—in my opinion—one of Ayler's very best recordings. New York Eye and Ear
Control owes a large part of its success to the contrasting temperaments of the three musicians used by Albert Ayler in
addition to his trio, namely, trumpeter Don Cherry, trombonist Roswell Rudd and alto saxophonist John Tchicai. Don
Cherry improvises in broad melodic lines or places sharply accented staccato passages. Roswell Rudd interposes
fragmentary flourishes in the highest register, or growl sounds and glissandos in the manner of the old tailgate
trombonists. John Tchicai presents the polarity of a slightly 'cool,' linear style and offers motivic linkage by insistently
repeating melodic patterns. All three inspire Albert Ayler to a breadth of expression which is too often missing in his
improvisations with smaller groups. There is less limitation to his sound-span playing, more contrast, more punch and
rhythmic accentuation, and with quick response Ayler takes motives from Cherry, Rudd and Tchicai, transforms them
into his own musical idiom, and in turn gives a new direction to the flow of ideas." – Free Jazz by Ekkehard Jost
"The music is fiery but with enough colorful moments to hold one's interest throughout." – Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
"...a valuable window into the music's early history as well as what might have happened outside record dates, more
than one is usually privy to." – Clifford Allen,

Albert Ayler, tenor saxophone
Don Cherry, trumpet, cornet
John Tchicai, alto saxophone
Roswell Rudd, trombone
Gary Peacock, bass
Sunny Murray, drums

Recorded on July 17, 1964 by Michael Snow for his film Walking Woman (AKA New York Eye and Ear Control).

RIYL: classic-period Albert Ayler, late-period John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz, Frank Wright

Selling Points:
• A free-jazz classic of immense historical and musical value
• An all-star band, certainly Ayler's best with other horns
• Finally available again on vinyl
• ESP-Disk' 50th Anniversary Remaster by archivist Michael D. Anderson
• Art clean-up by Jonathan Granoff restores legibility Available from 01.12.2017
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