Friday, July 2, 2010

Albert Ayler Festival on Roosevelt Island

From their web page:

The 1st Annual 
Albert Ayler Festival
Record Fair & Musical Celebration

Saturday July 10th, 2010

Highly influential jazz label teams up with leading experimental curators
to honor Albert Ayler on the anniversary of his 74th birthday 

with a free outdoor day-long tribute concert on Roosevelt Island.

"Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe"

In celebration of the life and music of legendary free-jazz tenor-saxophonist Albert Ayler, ESP-Disk’ and Issue Project Room, in conjunction with Roosevelt L!ve have curated a day-long free concert, Saturday July 10th from 2-10pm, in honor of the groundbreaking musician’s 74th birthday.  With performances by some of the most prolific artists dedicated to pushing the boundaries in the avant-jazz world the same way Ayler did over 40 years ago, this festival will feature sets from The New Atlantis Sextet with Marshall AllenWilliam HookerCharles GayleGunter HampelGiuseppi Logan, and more all taking place at RiverWalk Commons on picturesque Roosevelt Island: NYC's Best Kept Secret. 

The outdoor festival will also feature a record fair with a variety of new and used vinyl vendors hosted by ESP-Disk's own in-house retail operation, ESP Records.

Great live music, a great selection of vinyl & CDs, great food from the local Roosevelt Island restaurants and a view of Manhattan that can't be beat. What more could a music lover want on a summer day?

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