When tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler joined Impulse! Records, the free-jazz pioneer recorded a series of far more accessible albums under the influence of producer Bob Thiele, without denying his roots. “Love Cry” was the first studio album for the label in 1968 and also Albert’s last recording with his younger brother Donald on trumpet. Jazzwise placed the 2019 album on par with John Coltrane’s “Om” and Archie Shepp’s “The Magic of Ju Ju,” calling the music ‘experimental acid jazz at its most potent.”
Verve By Request Series: remastered, audiophile 180-gram vinyl from Third Man Pressing / Detroit, gatefold sleeve.