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Old 02-21-2011, 05:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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One album by him that doesn't get a lot of attention but I really love is Goin Home.

Ayler is one of the most important musicians in my life. Not only was he influenced by Coltrane but Coltrane was influenced by Ayler as well. I think it speaks well of both musicians. That Coltrane, despite being the master, was always looking to stretch out farther into the universe. And that he found that in the much younger Ayler. It's incredible. But when you listen to those Ayler records you can see why. At the core are the most beautiful melodies and he injects this energy into them that seems to come from the cores of stars from distant galaxies.
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