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A blog on the feature documentary My Name Is Albert Ayler. See the films official website for more info. 

Words from the press:

“ONE OF THE TEN BEST FILMS OF 2007″ - Jason Solomons, The Observer

“REMARKABLE … A CAUSE FOR REJOICING” - New Yorker

“AN EXTRAORDINARY PORTRAIT OF AN EXTRAORDINARY MUSICIAN” - Sight & Sound

“THE MUST-SEE MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER” - Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene (Critics’ Choice!) 

“BEAUTIFUL FEATURE DEBUT” - LA Weekly (GO!)

“BRINGS AYLER BACK TO LIFE” - Village Voice

“THE QUINTESSENTIAL PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST WHO WAS AHEAD OF HIS TIME - AND KNEW IT.” -SF Weekly

“PUTS MOST LATTER-DAYS DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT CULT MUSICIANS TO SHAME.” - New York Sun

“A GORGEOUS PORTRAIT” - Variety

“ONE OF THE MOST STARKLY BEAUTIFUL AND MOVING DOCUMENTARIES EVER MADE ABOUT A JAZZ MUSICIAN” - Jazz Times

“A LOVING AND ELEGANTLY CRAFTED DOCUMENTARY THAT CHARTS THE SAXOPHONIST’S COMMITMENT TO HIS ART … HIS MUSIC, WHICH THIS FILM WILL MAKE YOU RUN OUT AND HEAR, IS THE SOUND OF A PACK OF LIONS UNLEASHED.” - Daily Telegraph

“YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIKE OR EVEN APPRECIATE AYLER’S STRIKING BRAND OF MUSIC TO BE MOVED BY THIS HEARTFELT TRIBUTE … MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER WILL HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT ON A BASIC LEVEL.” - Film Journal International

“PROVES THE POWER OF SIMPLE STORYTELLING AND UNDERSTATEMENT WHILE HELPING US HEAR AYLER’S EXTRAORDINARY MUSIC WITH FRESH EARS.” - Channel 4 (Ten Best Films!)

“KASPER COLLIN’S EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY” - Time Out (Critics’ Choice!)

“KASPER COLLIN’S HAUNTING DOCUMENTARY” - The Independent (Five Best Films!)

“AN EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY FILM … ABOUT ARTISITIC INTEGRITY IN THE FACE OF POVERTY AND OF COMMITMENT TO A MUSICAL VISION” - The Guardian

“PUTS A HUMAN FACE ON AYLER’S LEGACY” - New York Magazine (Critics’ Pick!)

“ADMIRABLE INTIMATE” - Time Out New York (Critics’ Choice/Film Of The Day!)

“I WAS ABSOLUTELY OVERCOME WITH JOY AFTER WATCHING THAT DOCUMENTARY” - Gilles Peterson, DJ Legend, inteviewed by Jason Solomons in Film Weekly/The Observer

“BY TURNS ILLUMINATING AND HEARTBREAKING … COMPLETELY ALTERS THE WAY YOU HEAR AND FEEL THE MUSIC” - The Wire Magazine