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My Name Is Albert Ayler

My Name Is Albert Ayler is the debut album by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded in Copenhagen in 1963 and first released on the Dutch Debut label.[1][2]

My Name Is Albert Ayler
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Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 14, 1963 at the Danish National Radio Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
GenreFree jazz
LabelDebut (Denmark) DEB 140
ProducerOle Vestegaard Jensen
Albert Ayler chronology
My Name Is Albert Ayler


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [4]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3 stars stating "This is a strange record, like a soloist mismatched with the recording of another band, but nonetheless there is that singular tenor voice to contend with, and, on "Summertime," it is unfathomably beautiful".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. Introduction by Albert Ayler - 1:15
  2. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson) - 7:19
  3. "Billie's Bounce" (Charlie Parker) - 5:59
  4. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 8:46
  5. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington) - 9:05
  6. "C.T." (Albert Ayler) - 12:01



  1. ^ Albert Ayler discography accessed October 28, 2014
  2. ^ Albert Ayler sessionography, accessed October 28, 2014
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T., Allmusic Review accessed October 28, 2014
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 16. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.