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Love Cry
Albert Ayler
Love Cry
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Albert Ayler
Title: Love Cry
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Grp Records
Release Date: 10/15/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011105010825

CD Reviews

Accessible free jazz
a superintelligent shade of the col | minneapolis | 02/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lots of free jazz is great music, but very much an aquired taste. Very little of it makes any sense or brings any pleasure to anyone but the cognescenti who are already into it. This album is an exception - the melodies and arrangements are simple, even catchy, but the rhythms and improvisations are phenomenally deep. You can play this for your square friends and they'll laugh out loud, like they would for, say, really great New Orleans marching-band jazz. Although all the players are wonderful, drummer Milford Graves in particular stands out. His rolling, childlike pulse here is as far beyond the post-bop stylings of Tony Williams and Elvin Jones as those masters were beyond the swing of Jo Jones and Gene Krupa. It was the future of jazz then, and it's still the future now!"
The album that helped change my life
Gary Gomes | 07/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Around a period of about 6 months between the summer of 1971 and winter of 1971 I encountered free jazz in some of its most extreme forms. I actually purchased this recording around Christmas time of 1971.The sheer power and enthusiasm in thius recording are incredible. I would consider this group (with bassist Alan Silva and drummer Milford Graves) to be Ayler's best and most radical group. All of the players have unique voices, and the catchiness of some of the pieces are that rare thing -- hummable free jazz!All the players are extraordinary, but I would mention Graves as a special standout. This is a rare chance to hear one of the greatest innovators in drumming in top form. Unfortunately, he abandoned this style of playing in favor of one that was closer to the great Andrew Cyrille's style, but it would have been fascinating to hear how much further he could have gone with this style.The compositions and arrangements are incredible adventurous too! Just listen to the "skipped" notes by Albert Ayler in Ghosts and other pieces. Amazing!In short, an essential free jazz recording, and a recording that changed my life, just in terms of what it was possible to do in music.Gary Gomes"
Stephen | Virginia Beach, VA USA | 10/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderful CD that will take a few listenings to absorb. There is complex instrumental counterpoint that belies the simple tunes. Its just fascinating! Though early impulse! and ESP recordings were strong, ground breaking efforts, this one, with the strange chants and interesting songs may very well be my favorite.Note: This CD is still an old mix from the days when GRP took over the impulse! catalog. The sound is excellent and it does have lots of essential bonus music. With impulse's catalog in the Verve Music Group hands, expect this and many other avant-garde release to disappear as stock runs out. They have been showing a very conservative side when it comes to re-releases. In short, don't wait - buy this now!"