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Charles Tyler

Primary Instrument: Sax, baritone

Born: July 20, 1941 | Died: June 27, 1992    

Charles Tyler

Charles Tyler was a standout baritone sax player who excelled in avant garde and free improvisation. He is best known for his work with tenor man Albert Ayler. Tyler started out on piano, and then went from alto sax to baritone. He had known Ayler from his teen age years, and finally got to join up with him in New York in 1965, where he was featured on the “Bells,” and “Spirits Rejoice,” sessions.

He also left quite a recorded legacy on his own as leader notably “Eastern Man Alone,’ and “Second Album,” both for the ESP label in 1967. His “Saga of the Outlaws” a live set for Nessa done in 1976, is still considered a brilliant set of improvisation....
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  • Saga Of The Outlaws

    P.S.F. Records
    2009
  • Charles Tyler: Saga of the Outlaws

    Nessa Records
    2009
  • Charles Tyler Ensemble

    ESP Disk
    2009
  • Live At Sweet Basil, Vol. 2

    P.S.F. Records
    2006
  • Live In Europe: Jazz Festival Umea

    P.S.F. Records
    1977
  • Eastern Man Alone

    P.S.F. Records
    1967
  • Autumn In Paris

    P.S.F. Records
    0

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Charles Tyler: Saga of the Outlaws

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