Monday, 4/12/10

by musicclipoftheday

listening to history

The sound quality may be pretty raggedy, but that hardly matters—this is history.

Albert Ayler, tenor saxophone (“Love Cry,” “Truth Is Marching In,” “Our Prayer”), live, John Coltrane’s funeral, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York, July 21, 1967

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lagniappe

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Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, New York

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Trane was the father. Pharoah was the son. I was the holy ghost.—Albert Ayler