Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray* – New York Eye And Ear Control
Label: ESP Disk – ESP 1016, ESP Disk – ESPS 1016
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style: Free Jazz
Frenetic free-jazz blitz from some of the heaviest hitters on the scene, originally composed to accompany Michael Snow's experimental film of the same name. Released in 1966 on the legendary NYC-based avant-jazz imprint ESP Disc, this one's often heralded as one of the lynchpins in the free-jazz canon. It's a bewildering wind-instrument assault on the senses, shifting wildly in tempo and tone yet the musicians seem to be operating in unison under that magical telepathic spell that's so key to these improv sessions. Mega cover. (Italian ESP Disc issue, Vinyl VG++ & Sleeve VG).