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• Albert Ayler "New Grass" LP

RM 133.00

Third Man Records

Black Vinyl

Albert Ayler's 1969 album, New Grass, has been misunderstood from the day of its release. The album finds Ayler experimenting with soul music and digging back into his R&B roots (he started his career playing saxophone with Chicago bluesman, Little Walter), fusing it with the avant-garde free jazz (the one element of the record which garnered consistent praise) and adding the vocals of Rose Marie McCoy, The Soul Singers, and Ayler himself. As if predicting the divisiveness of the record to follow, Ayler speaks directly to the listener and explains that New Grass is nothing like his albums before, that it is of "a different dimension of his life," in the album opener "Message from Albert."