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"The Life & Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler”

Author Richard Koloda will talk about his book, "Holy Ghost"

2024-07-15 19:00:00 2024-07-15 20:45:00 America/New_York "The Life & Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler” Learn about this influential musician and how he helped shape the world of jazz. Richmond Heights Branch - Meeting Room A+B (50)

Monday, July 15
7:00pm - 8:45pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-15 19:00:00 2024-07-15 20:45:00 America/New_York "The Life & Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler” Learn about this influential musician and how he helped shape the world of jazz. Richmond Heights Branch - Meeting Room A+B (50)

Richmond Heights Branch

Meeting Room A+B (50)

Learn about this influential musician and how he helped shape the world of jazz.


See other dates and locations for this program on our events calendar.


Albert Ayler was a pioneer of the free jazz movement the 1960s. He has not received the same recognition, however,  as his counterparts John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Pharoah Sanders.

“Ayler’s music in his various ensembles was different in many aspects from that of these other pioneers, but Ayler saw himself as the Holy Ghost alongside Coltrane as the Father and Pharoah Sanders as the Son," writes author Richard Koloda in his book, Holy Ghost: The Life & Death of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler.

Koloda will present Ayler’s music through video and audio excerpts and discuss how it is important as to whom he influenced and controversial as to whether he was a charlatan or a visionary.

Book signing and sales will follow the event.

TAGS: | History |

Richmond Heights Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.449.2666
Fax: 440.473.3264
Branch manager
Julie Liedtke

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Richmond Heights Branch is the only branch in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system co-located with a school. Opened in August 2021, the branch is connected to the Richmond Heights Upper School, but has its own dedicated entrance, allowing the general public to access the branch seven days a week.

This branch is a Student Success Center and Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kids Cafe location.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us for a thought provoking and engaging book discussion of Flight of the WASP.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 22, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 24, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Canceled
Thu, Jul 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Canceled
Mon, Jul 29, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Canceled
Tue, Jul 30, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 31, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3.

Sat, Aug 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Learn the skills and techniques you need to achieve your goals.

Tue, Aug 06, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Wed, Aug 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to The State of Ohio's Early Childhood Standards.
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Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3.

Rescheduled
Thu, Aug 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Thursday, August 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3.

Fri, Aug 09, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3.

Rescheduled
Thu, Aug 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Thursday, August 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3.

Mon, Aug 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.