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My Name Is Albert Ayler Reviews

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The story of his [subject Albert Ayler's] troubled life and premature death is engrossing without prior knowledge of his place in the history of experimental jazz.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

September 2, 2008
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

Collin gives us a valuable look at the difference between the open-minded European jazz scene and an American culture that relegated artists like Ayler to second-class citizenship.

March 13, 2008

Los Angeles Times
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well-researched documentary is an impressionistic portrait of a man whose ecstatic braying tenor sax still sounds fresh.

March 13, 2008
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

Smart and savvy doc

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

March 13, 2008
Phil Gallo
Variety
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Brings a sense of logic and humanity to a man whose music was as unsettling as it was untethered to the tenets of jazz.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 5, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

An affectionate and compassionate screen poem, incorporating reminiscences with Ayler's music and his musings gleaned from interviews, and also an excursion into the past to connect to a sense of the times that informed his existence.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

March 1, 2008
Tayt Harlin
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Illuminates Ayler's aesthetic of pure sense experience.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

February 8, 2008
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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A cause for rejoicing.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

February 7, 2008
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

You don't have to like or even appreciate Ayler's striking brand of music to be moved by this heartfelt tribute.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

November 28, 2007
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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The Ohio-born tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler probably would have gotten a kick out of Kasper Collin's documentary about his life.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 8, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Kasper Collin's film portrays a confident but troubled man, who never doubted that posterity would discover him, and consoled himself that prominent American composer Charles Ives had to work a day job.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 8, 2007
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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Collin's melancholy, beautiful feature debut does more than just chronicle this undervalued musician; it brings Ayler and his message of spiritual unity back to life.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 7, 2007
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

A loving and elegantly crafted documentary that charts the saxophonist's commitment to his art, often in the face of dire poverty, family illness, and neglect by American audiences.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

February 9, 2007
Andrew Pulver
Guardian

Affecting, if rather esoteric.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

February 9, 2007

Working wonders with limited source material, Collin's moving tribute proves the power of simple storytelling and understatement while helping us hear Ayler's extraordinary music with fresh ears.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

February 9, 2007
Kerstan Mackness
Time Out
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A tender and slightly unsettling love letter to iconic avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2007
Matt McNally
BBC.com

An interesting history of a leading figure in an important American artform.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2007
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