FMP CD64 Die like a dog; fragments of music, life and death of Albert Ayler


Peter Brötzmann/Toshinori Kondo/William Parker/Hamid Drake

Peter Brötzmann, alto and tenor saxophones, tarogato; Toshinori Kondo, trumpet, electronics; William Parker, bass; Hamid Drake, drums, frame-drum.

  1. Fragments of music, life and death of Albert Ayler no. 1 (21.47)
  2. Fragments of music, life and death of Albert Ayler no. 2: A - Saint James Infirmary (04.07); B (10.37); C - Saint James Infirmary (01.15)
  3. Fragments of music, life and death of Albert Ayler no. 3: A - Two birds in a feather (01.23); B (17.28)
  4. Fragments of music, life and death of Albert Ayler no. 4 (16.05)
'For no. 1, 2B, 3B, 4 we used very short quotations out of Albert Ayler's music in different variations (Prophets, Ghosts, Spirits, Bells and others).'

Recorded live by Jost Gebers and Jonas Bergler on August 19 1993, at the Townhall Charlottenburg, Berlin; produced by Peter Brötzmann and Jost Gebers.

CD booklet drawings by Thomas Lädeth; design by Brötzm.


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