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Tyler, Charles

Charles Tyler Ensemble

Tyler, Charles: Charles Tyler Ensemble (ESP)

Charles Tyler's Ensemble with Henry Grimes, Ronald Jackson, Charles Moffett and Joel Friedman in 4 extended original compositions, incredible and historic free sessions.
 

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UPC: 825481010290

Label: ESP
Catalog ID: ESP 1029
Squidco Product Code: 12151

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Originally released in 1966 on LP.


Personnel:

Charles Tyler-alto sax

Charles Moffett-orchestra vibes

Joel Freedman-cello

Henry Grimes-bass

Ronald Shannon Jackson-drums

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track listing:


1. Strange Uhuru 10:01

2. Lacy's Out East 6:38

3. Three Spirits 8:07

4. Black Mysticism 9:15




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"Charles Tyler, from Albert Ayler's band, makes a startling statement on his debut solo record. His group, featuring an unusual instrumentation of cello, bass, drums, orchestra vibes, and saxophone, plays through his original compositions and showcases some heated solos. Although primarily known as a baritone sax player, Charles Tyler is featured on alto sax, yet his sound and concept are fully evident on this record.  The session is rich with imagination, and added to the dimension of musicians who would become the roster of ESP-Disk."-ESP



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Artist Biographies:

"Charles Lacy Tyler (July 20, 1941 - June 27, 1992) was an American jazz baritone saxophonist. He also played alto saxophone and clarinet.

Tyler was born in Cadiz, Kentucky, and spent his childhood years in Indianapolis. He played piano as a child and clarinet at 7, before switching to alto in his early teens, and finally baritone saxophone. During the summers, he visited Chicago, New York City and Cleveland, Ohio, where he met the young tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler at age 14. After sering in the army from 1957-1959, Tyler relocated to Cleveland in 1960 and began playing with Ayler, conmuting between New York and Cleveland. During that period played with Ornette Coleman and Sunny Murray.

In 1965 Tyler recorded Bells and Spirits Rejoice with Alyer's group. He recorded his first album as leader the following year for ESP-Disk. He returned to Indianapolis to study with David Baker at Indiana University between 1967 and 1968, recording a second album for ESP, Eastern Man Alone. In 1968, he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley to study and teach. In Los Angeles, he worked with Arthur Blythe, Bobby Bradford, and David Murray.

He moved back to New York in 1974, leading his own groups with Blythe, trumpeter Earl Cross, drummer Steve Reid and others, recording the album Voyage from Jericho on Tyler's own Akba label. In 1975, Tyler enrolled at Columbia University and made an extensive tour of Scandinavia, releasing his second Akba album Live in Europe. In 1976, he performed the piece "Saga of the Outlaws" at Sam Rivers's Studio Rivbea, released two years later on Nessa Records. During that period he played as a sideman or co-leader with Steve Reid, Cecil Taylor and Billy Bang.

In 1982, during a European tour with Sun Ra's Orchestra, he relocated to Denmark, and in 1985 he moved to France, recording with other expatriates like Khan Jamal in Copenhagen and Steve Lacy in Paris.

Tyler died in Toulon, France of heart failure in June 1992."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Tyler_(musician))
6/27/2017

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