London arts space marks what would have been the late saxophonist’s 80th birthday
13 July would have been the 80th birthday of the great free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler, who was found dead in New York's East River in November 1970. The South London arts space DIY Space For London and its in house record shop Tome Records are marking the date with an event called Mystic Tenor.
The event will include screenings of two films: Michael Snow's iconic 1964 experimental short New York Eye And Ear Control, for which Ayler's group provided the soundtrack; and Kasper Collins's acclaimed 2006 documentary My Name Is Albert Ayler. As well as the screenings, Custodians Of The Realm, a trio of Adam Bohman and saxophonists Adrian Northover and Sue Lynch, will perform a set based on Ayler's music.
Full details are available on DIY Space For London's website.