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My Name Is Albert Ayler Reviews

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Los Angeles Times
March 13, 2008
well-researched documentary is an impressionistic portrait of a man whose ecstatic braying tenor sax still sounds fresh.
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Phil Gallo
Variety
March 5, 2008
Brings a sense of logic and humanity to a man whose music was as unsettling as it was untethered to the tenets of jazz.
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Tayt Harlin
New York Magazine/Vulture
February 8, 2008
Illuminates Ayler's aesthetic of pure sense experience.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
February 7, 2008
A cause for rejoicing.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
November 8, 2007
The Ohio-born tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler probably would have gotten a kick out of Kasper Collin's documentary about his life.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
November 8, 2007
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.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
November 7, 2007
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.
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Kerstan Mackness
Time Out
February 9, 2007
A tender and slightly unsettling love letter to iconic avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler.