Albert Ayler
Born: 1936

Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was born on July 13th 1936
in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He learned to
play the alto sax at a young age. His father, Edward,
encouraged his musical interests and was his first
teacher. Albert Ayler continued his musical education at
John Adams High School, where he played
oboe, and at the local music academy. His first gig was with
Lloyd Pearson and his Counts of Rhythm
when has was 15 in 1951. This led to a job with Little Walter
Jacobs’ R&B band with whom… Continue

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