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1964 was a watershed year for Ayler. He formed his seminal trio with
drummer Sunny Murray and bassist Gary Peacock and recorded Spiritual
Unity, an album whose influence and stature can be heard in the music
of Zero Point, an obscure free jazz trio based in, of all places, Mexico
City. Plays Albert Ayler is among the titles offered by Ayler Records
exclusively as a digital download and the MP3s add to the feeling that
this is a secret document, that you are among the privileged who’ve
heard it. Saxophonist German Bringas doesn’t attempt to match Ayler’s
unmatchable vibrato and his switching from alto to tenor mitigates a bit
of the power one associates with Ayler’s attack, but when Itzam Cano’s
bass resonates, it underscores Peacock’s remarkably influential technique
and Gabriel Lauber maintains a swirling continuous rhythm that flows from
Murray’s sui generis style.
This band is a shining example of Ayler’s global reach.
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