The trumpeter's singing can seem self-indulgent and narcissistic but the horn playing in this early 80s set has weathered well.
"Trane was the father, Pharoah Sanders was the son, I was the holy ghost"
Mark Turner's first album of the Quintet is reissued for the first time on a the first time in double LP.
On the labels of this handcsome triple vinyl set, the font makes the artist credit look rather like "Chet Baker Brio".
For the first time, the complete recordings ofAlbertAyler and Mary Parks' concerts can be heard in the Maeght Museum in the South of France.
Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings melds together two previously released Albert Ayler records, Nuits de la Fondation and Live on the Riviera. It’s also a great deal more than that – 28 live tracks lasting just over four hours.
Coproducer Jeff Lederer talks Albert Ayler's career and Elemental Jazz's "Revelations" RSD box set.
When an artist dies young, we’re often left wondering what could have been and looking for clues among their final records and performances.
In less than a decade, he reshaped avant-garde jazz in his own image, leaving an empty space after his death that many would argue was never filled.
Fearsomely powerful free jazz from Ayler's final performances
It covers two Paris concerts taped by Radio France in 1983 and 1984, when Baker was in the middle of his glorious European resurgence.
Chet Baker is an icon of jazz for all the wrong reasons. [...] Yet he was a superb trumpeter, as this previously unreleased set proves.