Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2009-
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Funny, i think i answered you there too.I posed the question on a facebook group and the answer I got was: He played a Selmer Mark 6 early on. Then he switched to a Buffet Crampon Super Dynaction. His mouthpiece seemed to always be a Berg Larsen except on the New Grass cover where he's playing an Otto Link.....
I vehemently agree with this, and not just for Ayler. Players need to do what moves them and to hell with some arbitrary "you have to learn to play every solo in the Omnibook in all 12 keys to be a real player" kind of standard.The whole question about if he could play bebop is so stupid.... Without arguing whether he could or not, who cares? His music wasnt bebop. Could bird nail the Berio? Does it matter if he could? And, by the way, nobody can play like Ayler.
It's like going to a coat store and asking if they also make shoes, otherwise you're not buying.