MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER

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MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER

Kasper Collin
S, 2005
Documentaries, 79min, OmeU

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER

Kasper Collin
S, 2005
Documentaries, 79min, OmeU

Cast: 
Edward Ayler
Donald Ayler
Mary Parks
Gary Peacock
Sunny Murray
Screenplay: 
Kasper Collin
Sound: 
Mario Adamson
Carolina Jinde
Camera: 
Peter Palm
Askild Vik Edwardsen
Editor: 
Eva Hillström
Patrick Austen
Kasper Collin
Composer: 
Albert Ayler

Production: 
Kasper Collin Produktion Västmannagatan 56 10235 Stockholm, Schweden T 8 661 21 51 kaspercollin@chello.se
World Sales: 
Kasper Collin Produktion Västmannagatan 56 10235 Stockholm, Schweden T 8 661 21 51 kaspercollin@chello.se
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color and Black/White

There has finally been a film made about Albert Ayler, one of the most innovative saxophonists in history. An independent film by Swedish director Kasper Collin, it features the only known film footage of Ayler that is in existence. Through the use of audio interviews with Ayler himself recorded between 1963-1970, recent interviews conducted with Albert Ayler's father, Edward, and his younger brother, trumpeter Don, as well as with musicians and associates including drummer Sunny Murray, bassist Gary Peacock, violinist Michael Sampson, and singer and former girlfriend Mary Maria, Collin documents Ayler's life from the time that he started playing alto saxophone as a young child in Cleveland, Ohio, to his death in New York in 1970. (Jack Gold)