Charles Gayle

    Charles Gayle

    • Charles Gayle
    Charles Gayle

    Charles Gayle

    • Charles Gayle

    Charles Gayle

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        Charles Gayle made his first significant impact on the free jazz scene with a series of critically acclaimed New York performances at the Knitting Factory in the mid- to late '80s. The tenor saxophonist's hyper-kinetic free expressionism draws on stylistic devices pioneered in the '60s by the late free jazz icon Albert Ayler. Like Ayler, Gayle employs a huge tone which, more often than not, he splits into its individual harmonic components. Timbral distortion is a key aspect of ... Read more

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