Albert Ayler was an influential American avant-garde jazz saxophonist, singer, and composer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 13, 1936, he was the older brother of Donald Ayler. Known for his unique style and innovative approach to music, Ayler pushed the boundaries of traditional jazz with his free-form improvisations. Tragically, on November 25, 1970, his body was found floating in the East River in Brooklyn.
Ayler's contributions to the world of jazz are immeasurable. His powerful saxophone playing and soulful singing captivated audiences around the globe. He fearlessly experimented with different sounds and techniques, creating a distinctive sound that defied categorization. Throughout his career, Ayler released numerous albums that showcased his talent as both a performer and composer.
Although his life ended prematurely at just 34 years old, Albert Ayler left behind a lasting legacy in the world of music. His influence can still be heard today in the work of countless musicians who continue to push boundaries and challenge conventions within jazz and beyond.