Quotes: ALBERT AYLER

15. november 2006

We are the music we play. And our commitment is to peace, to understanding of life. And we keep trying to purify our music, to purify ourselves, so that we can move ourselves–and those who hear us–to higher levels of peace and understanding. You have to purify and crystallize your sound in order to hypnotize. I’m convinced, you see, that through music, life can be given more meaning. And every kind of music has an influence–either direct or indirect–on the world around it so that after a while the sounds of different types of music go around and bring about psychological changes. And we’re trying to bring about peace.
(Down Beat, 1966)