Albert Ayler's Fiery Sax, Now on Film
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Ayler Recordings Released in New Set
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Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead: Best of 2004
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Albert Ayler: 'Holy Ghost'
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Albert Ayler's fiery saxophone influenced the late period compositions of John Coltrane. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Albert Ayler: Testifying The Breaking Point
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