The earliest album featuring Arthur Doyle was The Black Ark by Noah Howard when he played alongside such others as Norris Jones and Muhhamad Ali. In 1978 he made his debut as a bandleader, but it was not until the late ’90s that he really came to attention with non-free jazz releases on labels as Ecstatic Peace, Fractal and Qbico. Doyle is the aesthetic of chaos. He plays what he once called “free jazz soul music” with the warmth of Archie Shepp and Aylerian freak-outs. Living legend. Adolphe Sax would be proud!