Albert Ayler Quotes

Albert Ayler (/?a?l?r/; July 13, 1936 – November 25, 1970) was an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist, singer and composer

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Albert Ayler


Bebop was like humming along to Mitch Miller to me.

Albert Ayler


I think I'll give them another chance. Americans deserve another chance with my music.

Albert Ayler


John [Coltrane] was like a visitor to this planet. He came in peace and he left in peace; but during his time here, he kept trying to reach new levels of awareness, of peace, of spirituality. That's why I regard the music he played as spiritual music -- John's way of getting closer and closer to the Creator.

Albert Ayler


...for me the only way I can thank God for his ever-present creation is to offer him a new music impressed of a beauty which nobody had previously understood .... the music we play is one long prayer, a message coming from God

Albert Ayler


If people don't like it [my music] now, they will.

Albert Ayler


Music is the healing force of the universe.

Albert Ayler


We must be as pure as our music.

Albert Ayler


Trane was the father. Pharoah was the son. I was the holy ghost.

Albert Ayler