Recorded live in 1977 at Coltrane drummer Rashied Ali's Studio 77 - Ali's Alley upon his triumphant return from an extended European sojourn the previously unreleased date features Wright paying tribute to his mentor Albert Ayler on his birthday with a luminary quartet including Ali, Ornette Coleman Prime Time guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer and bassist Benny Wilson. The Right Reverend Wright at his most Holy Ghost-est!
Fortunately, Blues for Albert Ayler is not some muted recording with inept sound quality. While there is no doubt this was a modest endeavor (there is hum in the quietest moments), there is a superior degree of sonic precision than found on some items released on bigger labels. --Audiophile Audition, Doug Simpson