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Zero Point / Plays Albert Ayler
Album:Plays Albert Ayler Collection:Jazz
Artist:Zero Point Added:07/2007
Label:Ayler Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-07-01 Pull Date:2007-09-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:26 Aug19 Aug29 Jul22 Jul8 Jul
Airplays:12121

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 02, 2007:Transmission Overload
The Wizard
4.Aug 14, 2007:Noon Jam
Tune Q
2.Aug 24, 2007:Memory Select: sfSound and Webern
Saints
5.Jul 22, 2007:Transmission Overload
Vibrations
3.Aug 17, 2007:Memory Select
Tune Q
6.Jul 20, 2007:Memory Select
The Wizard

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2007-07-01 
ZERO POINT: Plays Albert Ayler
Ayler Records, 2007

FREE JAZZ – Mexican trio performs seven Albert Ayler tunes and two original improvisations, live at the Jazzorca club in Mexico City, September 2006. The mix is heavy on the bass, with the sax & drums hanging in the near background. Lots of energy and intensity, but a little more variety in tempo & texture would’ve been nice.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 5, 6, 8, 9

1. 4:09 – insistent, screeching sax, uptempo bass solo, rolling drums
2. 3:45 – twisted bugle call leaps into a speedy pile-up, knotty & dense
3. 4:32 – dialogue over tumbling drums, speeds & slows, fast bass solo
4. 5:14 – sax squeaks & cackles, gets fairly fast & squirrelly, then crashes
5. 5:45 – quiet squeaking into aggressive popping, dense bass, clattery drums
6. 6:25 – thick & intense, repeated sax phrases, falls back to just a framework
7. 7:55 – duo, no bass: fast, sour sax; drums are just nuts with lots of cymbal
8. 7:38 – duo, no bass: starts spare, excellent drums; high, squeaky sax
9. 3:04 – relatively relaxed & spacious, twisted “last dance” melody

[ Fo ] 1-Jul-07

Track Listing
1.Vibrations 5.Saints
2.The Wizard 6.Children
3.Tune Q 7.Improv 1
4.Infant Happiness 8.Improv 2
 9.Angels