Eastern Man Alone

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Eastern Man Alone
Eastern Man Alone Cover.jpeg
Studio album by Charles Tyler
Released 1967
Recorded January 2, 1967
Studio Feature's Studio, Indianapolis
Genre Jazz
Length 48:22
Label ESP-Disk
Charles Tyler chronology
Charles Tyler Ensemble
Eastern Man Alone
Voyage from Jericho

Eastern Man Alone is the second album by American jazz saxophonist Charles Tyler, which was recorded in 1967 and released on ESP-Disk.[1]


After recording his debut album, Tyler returned to Indianapolis to enroll at Indiana University, where he stayed until 1968. He studied primarily with David Baker, a trombonist-turned-cellist. During his studies, Tyler waxed Eastern Man Alone. In addition to Tyler's alto and Baker's cello, the instrumentation consist of bassists Brent McKesson and Kent Brinkley on three Tyler originals and Baker's "Le-Roi", also recorded on the 1961 album Together! with the Philly Joe Jones-Elvin Jones Ensemble. "Cha-Lacy's Out East" revisits a theme from his first album.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]

In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow states "This is a worthy effort that is innovative in its own way although not recommended to listeners who feel that bebop is 'modern jazz'."[3] The JazzTimes review by Lyn Horton claims "His music is seminal, even more so it seems than either Coltrane’s and Coleman’s was, because it is downright raw."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Tyler except as indicated
  1. "Cha-Lacy's Out East" – 12:24
  2. "Man Alone" – 12:02
  3. "Le-Roi" (David Baker) – 13:00
  4. "Eastern" – 10:56



  1. ^ Eastern Man Alone at ESP-Disk
  2. ^ CD Reissue Liner Notes by Clifford Allen
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Charles Tyler – Eastern Man Alone: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  4. ^ Eastern Man Alone review by Lyn Horton at JazzTimes