• Image of Charles Tyler - Eastern Man Alone

Charles Tyler is best known for his work with the great Albert Ayler, playing on some of his most memorable records. Charles Tyler was an Indianapolis native, and to my calculation one of the only avant-garde jazz minds to gain notoriety from this town. This LP to my knowledge is his only work done in the circle city, recorded in Indianapolis while studying with Indiana jazz legend David Baker. David Baker plays Cello on this record and really brings his playing to the front with the utmost beauty. This record is lesser known of the ESP jazz catalog but is one of my absolute favorites.