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Remaster and reissue of saxophonist Charles Tyler's Ensemble in their 2nd ESP LP from 1967, challenging and exploratory playing of avant-jazz from a quartet that reaches for something beyond.

Tyler, Charles
Eastern Man Alone

Tyler, Charles: Eastern Man Alone (ESP)
Label: ESP    
Released in: USA    

"This 1967 recording by the avant-garde saxophonist -- his second for ESP-Disk' -- features Tyler on alto sax with accompaniment from David Baker (cello), Brent McKesson (bass) and Kent Brinkley (bass). The album starts out with 'Cha-Lacy's Out East' which revisits a theme from his first album as leader. The proceedings are heady free-form avant-jazz, reaching into cosmic realms with it's string-heavy backing providing soaring atmospheres. Tyler cut legendary records as a sideman to Albert Ayler, but as a leader, proves to be one of the most advanced, challenging, and exploratory players of the late '60s avant-garde. Newly remastered with original artwork & liner notes by Clifford Allen."-ESP

"Charles Tyler's second session as a leader (it would be seven years before he would have a third chance) has much more playing time than his first effort (48 minutes as opposed to 29) and more of an original concept. The altoist is the lead voice in a quartet comprised of cellist David Baker and both Brent McKesson and Kent Brinkley on basses, coming up with eccentric melodies and sound explorations on four of his originals. This is a worthy effort that is innovative in its own way although not recommended to listeners who feel that bebop is "modern jazz."-Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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Product Information:

UPC: 825481010597

Label: ESP
Catalog ID: ESPDISK 1059CD
Squidco Product Code: 13582

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Feature's Studio, Indianapolis, January 2nd, 1967 by Paul Binders. Originally released in 1967 as an LP on the ESP label.


Charles Tyler-alto sax

David Baker-cello

Kent Brinkley-bass

Brent McKesson-bass

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Track Listing:

1. Cha-Lacy's Out East 12:24

2. Man Alone 12:02

3. Le-Roi 13:00

4. Eastern 10:56