Friday, January 22, 2010

Albert Ayler-New Grass

This had to have pissed off plenty of jazzbo at the time, despite the fact that Ayler had been hinting at a more mainstream direction on previous albums. But this still had to be pretty unexpected. The soul/r&b power is pretty strong here as Ayler decides to step up to the mic and delivery slithery vocals sometimes as odd as his noted sax skronk. And it's really not that bad. Still hated by many, I picked up the Japanese version of this on line for less than a dollar. Who let that happen. Worth it alone for the sweet beard cover.


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