This should have been a memorable and possibly innovative session since this CD reissue features the avant-garde tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler
interpreting four standards ("Softly as in a Morning Sunrise," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "Moanin'" and "Good Bait"). Unfortunately, the Swedish sidemen (bassist Torbjorn Hultcrantz
and drummer Sune Spangberg) completely ignore what Ayler
is playing and just act as if they were backing a conventional bop musician. The lack of communication between the musicians defeats this effort, although Ayler
collectors will find the results quite interesting.