My Name is Albert Ayler

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1h 19m | Documentary

One of the most highly acclaimed jazz films of the decade! The free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler - who today is seen as one of the most important innovators in jazz - was obsessed with radical music and the thought that people one day would understand it. In 1962 he recorded his first album in Sweden.

Eight years later he was found dead in New York’s east River, aged 34. This new film follows the trail of Ayler from his native town of Cleveland by way of Sweden to New York meeting family, friends and close colleagues. Seven years in the making, the film includes newly discovered footage of Ayler and his band.

Writer(s): Kasper Collin
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