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Original title My Name Is Albert Ayler
Film type Feature
Category Documentary
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Classification Barntillåten
Swedish release 2005-03-25

Cast

Edward Ayler
Alberts pappa

Donald Ayler
Alberts lillebror

Sunny Murray
trumslagare

Gary Peacock
basist

Sune Spångberg
trumslagare

Mary Parks
Alberts kvinna/vokalist/kompositör/manager (endast röst)

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The prophetic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, who today is seen as one of the most important innovators in jazz, was obsessed with his radical music and by the thought that people one day...

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Cast

- Medverkande:
Edward Ayler Alberts pappa
Donald Ayler Alberts lillebror
Sunny Murray trumslagare
Gary Peacock basist
Sune Spångberg trumslagare
Mary Parks Alberts kvinna/vokalist/kompositör/manager (endast röst)
Carrie Roundtree Alberts flickvän
Lionel Marshall trumslagare
Ann Westerman Alberts flickvän
Bernard Stollman grundare av ESP disk
Michel Sampson violinist
George Wein jazzpromotor (endast röst)
Bill Folwell basist (endast röst)
Marlene vän till Donald Ayler
Elliott Landy fotograf (endast röst)
Ed Michel producent vid ABC Impulse! (endast röst)
Mutawef Shaheed vän till Donald och Albert Ayler

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Plot summary

The prophetic free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, who today is seen as one of the most important innovators in jazz, was obsessed with his radical music and by the thought that people one day would understand it. In 1962 he recorded his first album in Sweden. Eight years later he was found dead in New York's East River, aged 34. This new documentary follows the trail of Ayler from his native town of Cleveland by way of Sweden to New York, meeting family, friends and close colleagues. Ayler himself guides us with his voice and music. Seven years in the making, the film includes newly discovered footage of Ayler and band.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 141620
Date 2005-03-22
Classification Barntillåten


Technical specifications

Colour type Black and white + colour
Frames per second 24
Length in minutes 79 min


Production location

Cleveland USA 1998 2004
New York USA
Chicago USA
London United Kingdom
Stockholm Sweden
Arvidsjaur Sweden

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2005-03-25 Hagabion Göteborg Sweden 78 min
2005-03-25 Zita - Folkets Bio Stockholm Sweden 78 min
TV showing 2006-11-05 SVT2 Sweden
2007-05-13 SVT2 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Our Prayer
Composer Donald Ayler (1966)
Performed by Albert Ayler


Original title I'll Remember April
Composer Gene de Paul (1941)
Don Raye (1941)
Pat Johnston (1941)
Lyrics Gene de Paul (1941)
Don Raye (1941)
Pat Johnston (1941)
Performed by Albert Ayler


Original title Blue Moon
Composer Richard Rodgers (1934)
Lyrics Lorenz Hart (1934)


Original title Ghosts
Composer Albert Ayler (1964)
Performed by Albert Ayler


Original title Bells
Composer Albert Ayler (1964)
Performed by Albert Ayler


Original title Early Autumn
Composer Woody Herman (1948)
Ralph Burns (1948)
Lyrics Johnny Mercer (1948)
Performed by Woody Herman


Original title Ghosts/Bells
Composer Albert Ayler
Performed by Albert Ayler


Original title Love Cry
Composer Albert Ayler (1967)
Performed by Albert Ayler


Original title Thank God for Women
Composer Albert Ayler
Mary Parks
Performed by Albert Ayler


Original title Message from Albert
Composer Albert Ayler (1968)
Bert de Coteaux (1968)
Performed by Albert Ayler


Awards

Festival Award Prag 2006 (publiken pris/audience award, Music on Film - Film on Music, Prag, Tjeckien)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders. For enquiries please contact filmarkivet@filminstitutet.se

Element type Video tape digital
Gauge Digital Betacam (PAL)


Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge ProRes


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge H264


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Less than 850 x 400


Holdings Scripts

Script type Kringmaterial
Extent 6 s. för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language English


Holdings Stills

Black and white print 2
Colour prints 1
Behind the scenes prints 1
Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Promotion material
Language English


Type Promotion material
Language Swedish


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