Andrew Katzenstein

Andrew Katzenstein is a former member of the editorial staff of The New York Review. (April 2024)

Escaping from Notes to Sounds

Escaping from Notes to Sounds

Albert Ayler was not the first to exploit the saxophone’s capacity for nontraditional noises, but he was the first to create a coherent musical language from them alone.

Spirits Rejoice!: Albert Ayler and His Message

by Peter Niklas Wilson, translated from the German by Jane White

Holy Ghost: The Life and Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler

by Richard Koloda

Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings

an album by Albert Ayler

May 11, 2023 issue

Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, November 25, 2019–March 1, 2020

February 27, 2020 issue

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