New York Eye and Ear Control
|New York Eye and Ear Control|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||July 17, 1964|
|Albert Ayler chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
Critics have compared the album with the key free jazz recordings: Ornette Coleman's earlier Free Jazz and John Coltrane's subsequent Ascension. John Litweiler regards it favourably in comparison because of its "free motion of tempo (often slow, usually fast); of ensemble density (players enter and depart at will); of linear movement". Ekkehard Jost places it in the same company and comments on "extraordinarily intensive give-and-take by the musicians" and "a breadth of variation and differentiation on all musical levels".
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 16. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Review by Scott Yanow, Allmusic.
- Litweiler, John (1984). The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958. Da Capo.
- Jost, Ekkehard (1975). Free Jazz (Studies in Jazz Research 4). Universal Edition.