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New, 1st ever 2-sided pressing of Bells , a legendary record documenting Albert Ayler and his most powerful band performing at The Town Hall in NYC in 1965. Historically acknowledged as one of the most important 20 minutes in free jazz, in parts due the electrifying performance and the first appearance of Charles Tyler on vinyl.
Albert Ayler's Bells is a 20 min revolution in jazz, recorded live at Town Hall NYC, 1965. With Albert and Donald Ayler on sax and trumpet respectfully the brothers are aided by altoist Charles Tyler, Lewis Worrell on bass and Sonny Murray on drums. The ESP label originally released 'Bells' as a one-sided transparent vinyl disc- a move that shocked the jazz avant-garde world at the time and matched the subversive and profound musical statement within. As Dan Morganstein wrote in Downbeat, July 15, 1965 - "whatever one's reaction to this music, there can be little doubt that it contained the spirit of jazz. some may dismiss it as untutored, primitive, or merely grotesque, but it certainly has the courage of its convictions."