Ted Joans Defends Albert Ayler

It was such a scandal in the 1960s, to come from the black future and bend time to its will. Albert Ayler’s sound was a scandalous sunset on the western sense of smooth, amenable blackness to decorate recreation with hip noise. Real niggas make you work for your enjoyment of their message— this was Albert Ayler’s message. Ted Joans does a beautiful job …

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