Mars Williams presents: An Ayler Xmas
The music of Albert Ayler & songs of Christmas
Saturday, December 9th at 8:00pm
For the last two of years, along with the annual Chicago performances, Williams experimented by performing “An Ayler Xmas” in New Orleans, using local musicians. The performances were incredibly successful!
This year, featuring local improvisers from each host city, Williams expands his project by bringing it to select cities in Europe & the US.
Dec. 1 – Hollyoke, MA
Dec. 4 – NYC
Dec. 9 – New Orleans
Dec.10 – Chicago
Dec.15 – Vienna
Dec.16 – Wells, Austria
Dec.17 – TBA (Salzburg or Paris or Antwerp)
Dec.23 – Amsterdam
DEC. 9 – NEW ORLEANS
With his strong history of collaborations with NOLA musicians, Williams chose New Orleans in 2015, to be the first city (outside of Chicago), to host “An Ayler Xmas”.
The NOLA lineup for the December 9th performance at The Mint will feature:
Mars Williams - Sax
Jeff Albert – Trombone
Helen M Gillet - Cello & Electronics
Paul Thibodeaux – Drums
Jesse Morrow - Bass
Rob Cambre - Guitar