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Sylvaine Hélary - "Spring Roll | Printemps" (aylCD-144-145)

New CD release

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Official release date: April 11, 2015

"Presence is the original political fact.
Magic is the reconquest of presence.
Music is the simplest form of magic.

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M. Metzger / S. Daniel / G. Galichet - "Killing Spree" (aylCD-143)

New CD release

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With his previous outing on Ayler Records (the 2012 solo SelfCooking – actually a highly overdubbed multitrack offering), Matthieu Metzger had given us a preview of his peculiar mindset when it comes to musical ideas. Now taking advantage of the versatile trio format, he’s back with a vengeance with Killing Spree!

With the help of bassist Sylvain Daniel’s science of sound and pyrotechnic drummer Gregoire Galichet’s virtuosity, he once again puts his saxophones and machines on the front line to offer us a highly energetic effort they describe as an alloy of contemporary writing, jazz, improv and metal. Molten, as it should be.

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Giovanni di Domenico & Alexandra Grimal - "Chergui" (aylCD-141-142)

New CD release

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Alexandra Grimal goes in her own way, elegant but robust, through the territories of jazz and improvised music over recent years. It was only natural she would meet and regularly play in duet settings with Giovanni di Domenico, as versatile an adventurer as Alexandra is, both in his musical choices and collaborations. Three years after their first recording together (2011's Ghibli on the Sans Bruit label), Chergui was recorded over two nights at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, France) and showcases solos and duets, either based on Giovanni's compositions or improvised on the spot to catch the emotion of the moment.

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Marc Ducret - "Tower-Bridge" (aylCD-139-140)

New CD release

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The 12-piece-band live recordings of the complete Tower 'repertoire', from two concerts during the 2012 tour, gathering all musicians from the 4 volumes of the Tower cycle (see vol. 1, vol.2, vol.3 and vol.4 for the whole story) on one stage. Complete with 2 booklets and access to exclusive video content: Tower in the Mist, a film by Sylvain Lemaire.

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recent releases

La Scala - CD cover art
  • A. Chennebault / V. Ceccaldi / R. Negro / T. Ceccaldi
  • La Scala
3 - CD cover art
  • Joëlle Léandre & Pascal Contet
  • 3
Can You Smile? - CD cover art
Live in Madison - CD cover art
SelfCooking - CD cover art
Air Prints - CD cover art
  • Jean-Luc Cappozzo & Géraldine Keller
  • Air Prints
Why Waste Time - CD cover art

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News, label updates

In the works...

What we have in store for the next months of 2015. read more »»»

Marc Ducret - Tower-Bridge 2015

2 nouveaux concerts... Les 5 et 6 mai 2015 à Pantin (La Dynamo) et au Mans (Festival Europa Jazz). read more »»»

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About Ayler Records

Founded in 2000 in Sweden by Jan Ström and Åke Bjurhamn, Ayler Records has gained recognition among free jazz fans over the years by releasing both archive and contemporary recordings from artists as diverse as Jimmy Lyons, Noah Howard, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker or Charles Gayle, as well as documenting the Scandinavian free jazz scene.

In 2009, Ayler Records moved to France where it is now operated by Stéphane Berland who had joined the label in 2005, bringing with him the will to open the catalogue to forms of improvised music in less direct relationship with the free jazz history, while remaining faithful to the original spirit.