Freitag, 22. Februar 2019

Albert Ayler ‎- Goin' Home (1964)

Albert Ayler was confronted with a spiritual anxiety that both plagued and comforted him throughout his life. This is frighteningly clear listening to the highly intense musical yin and yang that was present February 24, 1964, when the tracks for "Goin' Home" and "Witches and Devils" were recorded.

Ayler plays tenor and soprano saxophones on "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," "Goin Home," "Down by the Riverside," "When the Saints Go Marchin In," and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen." These traditional compositions are treated with reverence and a lack of improvisation, played in a quietly passionate but respectful manner. They reveal a sensitivity that was obscured with the emotionally charged tenor screeching of the Ayler originals that were also recorded at this session: "Witches and Devils," "Spirits," "Holy, Holy," and "Saints."

Black Lion reissued "Goin' Home" with double takes of "Down by the Riverside," "Ol' Man River," and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." The "Goin' Home" rhythm section is held together by the gospel-influenced piano style of Call Cobbs. This was the first time the saxophonist had played with Cobbs, who, like Ayler, was from Cleveland and had recently moved to New York. Free jazz stalwarts Henry Grimes' bass and Sunny Murray's drums rounded out the proceedings, following Ayler and Cobbs lead, sounding more accessible than they had on previous recordings.

While "Goin' Home" and "Witches and Devils" haven't been released together on one compact disc, obtaining both and playing them back to back makes for an amazing comparison in moods and styles.                

1Goin' Home4:26
2Ol' Man River (Take 2)5:25
3Down By The Riverside (Take 6)4:39
4Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Take 3)4:30
5Deep River4:15
6When The Saints Go Marchin' In4:12
7Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen4:44
8Ol' Man River (Take 1)3:58
9Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Take 1)4:49
10Down By The Riverside (Take 5)4:28

Albert Ayler ‎- Goin' Home
(192 kbps, cover art included)

7 Kommentare:

Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

I love Ayler in all his incarnations but this is one of my favorite albums. Thank you for posting it. You are absolutely right about the contrasts in moods and styles. But then that's another reason I love what he produced during his short career.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your feedback, Feilimid, i am glad that you like this album - it is a wonderful work!

rosbeliobones9223@gmail,com hat gesagt…

Sem link!!!

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a fresh link. Best wishes!

Cri hat gesagt…

Thx too!

rosbeliobones9223@gmail,com hat gesagt…

Obrigado pelo trabalho que deve dar em colocar link em todos esses discos!! Muito obrigado!!!

zero hat gesagt…

Always welcome!

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