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1. SOMETHING DIFFERENT!!!!

Tracks: I`ll Remember April, Rollins’ Tune, Tune Up, Free
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts),Torbjorn Hultcrantz (b),Sune Spangberg (d)
Recorded:October 25, 1962 - Main Hall of the Academy of Music, Stockholm.
Released as Something Different!!!! or The First Recordings on Bird Notes (Sweden) BNLP1, Sonet (UK) SNTF604, SNTCD604, (Japan) ULS1635, Stateside (France) C.062-90012, GNP Crescendo (USA) GNPS-9022,DIW (Japan) 25001 and P-1 (picture disc). Jeanne Dielman (Italy) JD 107LP (2016 vinyl release). 2013 download only release combined with Volume 2.

 

2. THE FIRST RECORDINGS Volume 2

Tracks: Moanin’, Good Bait, I Didn’t Know What Time It Was, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Personnel and recording details the same as Volume One
Released on Bird Notes (Sweden) BNLP2, DIW (Japan) DIW-349 (CD). 2013 download release combined with Volume 1.

(There is some dispute over whether there is a third volume of ‘The First Recordings’. The Jeff Schwartz biography lists 4 more titles - 2 alternate takes of ‘Softly As In A Morning Sunrise’, ‘Lover Man’ and ‘Everything Happens To Me’ - and credits ‘Raben 1989’ for the discographical information. The Mike Hames 1983 discography does not mention a third volume. According to Jan Strom of Ayler Records in Sweden, Bengt Nordström (the ‘producer’ of the session) told him that everything that was recorded has been issued on Volumes 1 and 2.).

 

3. MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER

Tracks:Introduction by Albert Ayler, Bye, Bye Blackbird, Billie`s Bounce, Summertime,On Green Dolphin Street,C.T.
Personnel:Albert Ayler (ts), Niels Bronsted (p), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b), Ronnie Gardiner (d)
Recorded: January 14, 1963 at Studios of Danish National Radio, Copenhagen
Released as My Name is Albert Ayler or Free Jazz on Debut (Denmark) DEB140, Fontana (UK) SFJ927, (Europe) 688.603ZL, (Japan) SFON7053, America (France) AM6100, Freedom (Japan) PA9709, King Records (Japan) K32Y 6117, Vogue (France) VG405.511016, Freedom (France) 511016, Black Lion 760211 (1996 CD release), Tokuma (Japan) TKCB-71262. Other Japanese releases: Mini LP HQCD MZCB-1213 (2010), MZCB-1275 (2013).
Jeanne Dielman (Italy) JD 101LP (2016 vinyl release).
Tracks 2 - 6 released on Fantasy/Debut (USA) 86016 and "Introduction" may have been left off some of the international versions as well.
There are also several ‘download only’ versions of the album available under a variety of ridiculous titles, although the most misleading is that which appears in the ‘Masters’ series.cks 2 - 6 released on Fantasy (USA) 86016 and "Introduction" may have been left off some of the international versions as well.

4. SPIRITS

Tracks: Witches And Devils, Spirits, Holy Holy, Saints
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Norman Howard (t), Henry Grimes (b), Earle Henderson (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: February 24, 1964 at Atlantic Studios, New York
Released as Spirits or Witches and Devils on Debut (Denmark) 146, Transatlantic (UK) TRA130, Polydor (UK) 2383.089, Freedom (France) FLP40101, (Germany) 28.424, (Japan) PA7030, Arista/Freedom (USA) AL1018, Black Lion (Europe) 65601[68], Freedom (UK) FLP 41018, King Records (Japan) K18P-9386, Freedom FCD-741018 (1990 CD release), Tokuma (Japan) TKCB-71264, 1201 Music (1999 24 bit remastered CD release), Breathless (Italy) Breath 52006 (2005 release as Spirits) and Klimt Records (France) MJJ317LP (2011 vinyl release as Spirits).

 

5. SWING LOW SWEET SPIRITUAL

Tracks: Goin` Home, Ol’ Man River (take 2), Down By The Riverside (take 6), Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (take 3), Deep River, When The Saints Go Marchin’ In, Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen, Ol’ Man River (take 1), Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (take 1), Down By The Riverside (take 5)
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts,ss), Call Cobbs Jr.(p), Henry Grimes (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded:February 24, 1964 at Atlantic Studios, New York
Released as Swing Low Sweet Spiritual (tracks 1,2,5-9) on Osmosis (Holland) 4001, DIW (Japan)1021, 25011 and 314 (2003 CD release) and Klimt Records (France) MJJ319LP (2011 vinyl release).
All tracks released as Goin’ Home on Black Lion (Europe) BLCD760197 (1994 CD release) and on Tokuma Records (Japan). Japanese SHM-CD release (2013) MZCB1274.
A ‘download only’ version of Goin’ Home appeared in 2016 under the misleading series title of ‘Masters’.

 

6. PROPHECY

Tracks: Spirits, Wizard, Ghosts: first variation, Prophecy,Ghosts: second variation
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: June 14, 1964 at The Cellar Cafe, New York
Released as Prophecy on ESP 3030 (USA), SFX10711 (Japan), Base Record (Italy) ESP-3030. CD release coupled with Bells on ESP/ZYX (Germany) 1010-2 and Get Back (Italy) 1003CD. CD release (no coupling) on ESP (USA) ESPCD 3030 and coupled with Bells on ESP 4006.

 

7. ALBERT SMILES WITH SUNNY

Disc 1: Tracks 1-5 as on Prophecy.
Disc 2: Sweet: first variation, Ghosts: third variation, Truth Is Marching In, No Head,Sweet: second variation
Personnel and recording details the same as Prophecy.
Released as Albert Smiles With Sunny on In Respect (Germany) IR39501. (Sometimes listed as “Live At Cellar Cafe”).
The 5 tracks on the second CD of Albert Smiles With Sunny) are included in the 2004 release of Holy Ghost on Revenant Records RVN 213, under the following titles: Spirits [incomplete], Saints, Ghosts [incomplete], The Wizard, Children, Spirits [theme]. (The final track on disc 2 of Albert Smiles With Sunny is split towards the end to provide a sixth track lasting 28 seconds).

 

8. BELLS & PROPHECY EXPANDED EDITION

Disc 1: Track 1 as on Bells, tracks 2-6 as on Prophecy. Disc 2: Tracks 1-6 as on Albert Smiles With Sunny with the final track split and the track titles (without the ‘[incomplete]’s) as on Holy Ghost.
Personnel and recording details the same as Prophecy with the addition of Bells.
Released in December 2015 as Bells & Prophecy: Expanded Edition on ESP (USA) 4076.

 

9. SPIRITUAL UNITY

Tracks: Ghosts: first variation, The Wizard, Spirits, Ghosts: second variation, Vibrations
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: July 10, 1964 in New York
Tracks 1 - 4 released as Spiritual Unity, ESP (US) 1002, (Japan) MJ7101, BT5002, 15PJ2021, SFX10712, Fontana (UK) SFJL933, ESP Explosive (France) 538.107, (Europe) 858.122FPY, America (France) AM6000, ZYX-Music (Germany) ESP 1002-2 (CD),Get Back (Italy) GET1001 (vinyl), GET 1001P (vinyl picture disc), GET 1001CD, Calibre (Netherlands) ESPCD 1002, Abraxas (Italy) ESPCD 1002, ESP (USA) ESPCD 1002 (re-released in 2005, containing previously unreleased photos). Also included in The Complete Esp Disk Recordings, Abraxas (Italy) ESP1.
Tracks 1 - 5 released as Spiritual Unity (Special Limited Version 24K Gold), Venus Records (Japan) TKCZ-36010 (1996) and Spiritual Unity (50th Anniversary Expanded Edition), ESP (US) 1002 (2014).

 

10. NEW YORK EYE AND EAR CONTROL

Tracks: Dons Dawn, AY, ITT
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Cherry (t), John Tchicai (as), Roswell Rudd (tb), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: July 17, 1964 at the home of Paul Haines, New York.
Released as New York Eye And Ear Control on ESP (US) 1016, Base Record (Italy) ESP 1016, Get Back (Italy) ESP10162, ZYX-Music (Germany) ESP 1016-2 CD, Abraxas (Italy) ESP1016, Calibre (Netherlands) ESPCD 1016, ESP (US) ESPCD 1016, ESP (US) 1016 (April 2008 CD release). Also included in The Complete Esp Disk Recordings, Abraxas (Italy) ESPBOX 001.
A ‘download only’ version appeared in 2016, credited to ‘Albert Eyler’, under the misleading series title of ‘Masters’.

 

11. THE COPENHAGEN TAPES

Tracks: Spirits, Vibrations, Saints, Mothers, Children, Spirits, Introduction, Vibrations, Saints, Spirits
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Cherry (t), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: Tracks 1 - 6: September 3, 1964 at Club Montmartre, Copenhagen
Tracks 7 to 10: September 10, 1964, Danish radio studio, Copenhagen
Released as The Copenhagen Tapes, Ayler Records (Sweden) aylCD-033.
[Tracks 2, 4 and 5 previously released on Albert Ayler Philology (Italy) W 88 and Albert Ayler Live In Europe 1964 - 1966 Landscape (France) LS2-902, Landscape 902 (CD).
Tracks 1-6 included in the 2004 release of Holy Ghost on Revenant Records (USA) RVN 213.
Tracks 8-10 included in the 2016 release European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 on Hat Hut Records (Switzerland) hatOLOGY 678.]

 

12. GHOSTS

Tracks: Ghosts, Children, Holy Spirit, Ghosts, Vibrations, Mothers
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts,as), Don Cherry (t), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: September 14, 1964 at a recording studio in Copenhagen
Released variously as Ghosts, Vibrations and Mothers and Children on Debut (Denmark) 144, Fontana (UK) SFJL925, (Europe) 688.606ZL, (Japan) SFON7054, Freedom FLP 40117,FLP 41000 (CD), (France) FNLP41000, (Germany) 162.302, Intercord (Germany) 24861-2U, Arista/Freedom (USA) AL1000, Trio (Japan) PA 9710, Black Lion (Europe) 65601, Fabbri Editori: I Grandi del Jazz (Italy) GdJ12 (also included in the 5 LP box set, ‘Just Jazz Vol.1’ and the 10 LP box set ‘Kings of Jazz Vol. 1’ Happy Bird (Germany) F10/90162), Tobacco Road (Germany) B/2525, Freedom FCD-741000. A download-only version on Soundmark became available in 2011. In June 2016 Skokiaan released a CD version, SKOK001-CD.
A cassette version was attached to a booklet produced in Italy by Fabbri Editori in 1987.

 

13. THE HILVERSUM SESSION

Tracks: Angels, C.A.C., Ghosts, Infant Happiness, Spirits, No Name
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Cherry (cornet), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: November 9, 1964 in a radio studio at Hilversum, The Netherlands
Released as The Hilversum Session on Osmosis (Holland) 6001, DIW (Japan) 25009, Coppens (Holland) 6001 (CD), DIW (Japan) 330 (CD), ESP (USA) 4035.

 

14. EUROPEAN RADIO STUDIO RECORDINGS 1964

Tracks 1-6 as on The Hilversum Session. Tracks 7-9 are the same as tracks 8-10 on The Copenhagen Tapes.
Personnel and recording details the same as The Hilversum Session and The Copenhagen Tapes.
Released (in 2016) as European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 on Hat Hut Records (Switzerland) hatOLOGY 678.

 

15. BELLS

Tracks: Bells
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Charles Tyler (as), Lewis Worrell (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: May 1, 1965 at Town Hall, New York.
Released as Bells on ESP (USA) 1010, (Japan) BT5004, Base Record (Italy) ESP 1010, Calibre (Netherlands) ESPCD 1010, ESP (US) ESPCD 1010. The original LP was released as one side on coloured vinyl, or as the sleeve has it: “Transparent disk complete on one side”. There are a number of different variations including ‘yellow vinyl, black sleeve with white lettering’ and `transparent vinyl, white sleeve, red lettering`.
Bells has also been given a CD release coupled with Prophecy on ESP/ZYX (Germany)1010-2 and Get Back (Italy) GET 1003CD. Get Back also issued Bells with Prophecy as a double LP GET 1003, and a limited edition of Bells in its original form (one-sided on translucent plastic) GET 1003LTD. In 2005 ESP (US) released ESP 4006, Bells coupled with Prophecy.
Bells is also included in The Complete Esp Disk Recordings, Abraxas (Italy) ESP1.

 

16. SPIRITS REJOICE

Tracks: Spirits Rejoice, Holy Family, D.C., Angels, Prophet
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Charles Tyler (as), Henry Grimes (b), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d) Call Cobbs (harpsichord)
Recorded: September 23, 1965 at Judson Hall, New York
Released as Spirits Rejoice ESP (USA) 1020, ESP Explosive (France) 538.111, Nippon Phonogram (Japan) BT5003, SMJ7492, SFX10713, Base Record (Italy) ESPS1020, Get Back (Italy) GET1006 (vinyl) and GET1006CD, Calibre (Netherlands) ESPCD 1020, ESP (USA) ESPCD 1020. Also included in The Complete Esp Disk Recordings, Abraxas (Italy) ESP1.
Track 2, ‘Holy Family’, was also issued on an ESP-disk 45 rpm single (ESP 4506), as the B side to Ornette Coleman’s ‘Sadness’ from Town Hall, 1962 (ESP 1006).

 

17. SONNY’S TIME NOW

Tracks: Virtue, Black Art, Justice, The Lie
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Cherry (t), Henry Grimes (b), Lewis Worrell (b), Sunny Murray (d), Leroi Jones (recitation on track 2 )
Recorded: November, 1965 in New York
Tracks 1-3 released as Sonny`s Time Now on Jihad 663. Reissued on DIW (Japan) 25002, with the additional track “The Lie”, added as a 45” single. All tracks included on the CD release on DIW (Japan) DIW-355.
Tracks 1 - 3 were also issued on Jazzette BPCD 025 (Croatia) as Sunny’s Time Now & More, in the order 3,1,2, with the titles: ‘Black Art’ ‘Justice Part1’ and ‘Justice Part 2’.
Tracks 1 - 4 issued on Skokiaan SKOK005-CD and SKOK005-LP in June 2016.

 

18. LIVE AT SLUG’S SALOON

Tracks: Truth Is Marching In, Our Prayer, Bells, Ghosts, Initiation
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t) Michel Samson (violin), Lewis Worrell (b), Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
Recorded: May 1, 1966 at Slug`s Saloon, New York
Tracks 1 and 2 released as Albert Ayler Quintet Live at Slug's Saloon Volume 1, Base Record (Italy) 3031, DIW (Japan) 1001, and as Truth is Marching In, Magic Music (Germany) LP10003, CD30003 and DAT cassette.
Tracks 3 and 4 released as Albert Ayler Quintet Live at Slug's Saloon Volume 2, Base Record (Italy) 3032, DIW (Japan) 1002, and as Black Revolt, Magic Music (Germany) LP10004, CD30004 and DAT cassette.
Tracks 1-4 (in the order 3,4,1,2) released as the CD, In Memory of Albert Ayler, Jazz Door 1203, and (in the order 1-4) as Complete Live At Slug’s Saloon, Lonehill Jazz (Spain) LHJ 10101.
Tracks 1-3 released as Slug's Saloon Volume 1, ZYX Music (Germany) ESP 3032-1, ESP (USA) ESPCD 3031.
Tracks 4-5 released as Slug's Saloon Volume 2, ZYX Music (Germany) ESP 3032-2, ESP (USA) ESPCD 3032.
All tracks issued as Albert Ayler at Slug’s Saloon 1966 ESP-DISK (Japan) TKCZ-79158, and as Slugs Saloon, Get Back (Italy) GET 1018CD (2 CD set), GET 1018LP (2 LP set), Fruit Tree 841 (2 CD set) and ESP 4025 (2 CD set).

 

19. ALBERT AYLER LIVE IN EUROPE 1964 - 1966

Tracks: Mothers, Children, Holy Spirits, Our Prayer, Ghosts / Bells, Truth Is Marching In, Omega
Personnel: Tracks 1-3: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Cherry (t), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Tracks 4-7: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Michel Samson (v), Bill Folwell (b), Beaver Harris (d)
Recorded: Tracks 1-3: September 3, 1964 at the Cafe Montmartre, Copenhagen
Tracks 4-7: November 3, 1966 at the Berlin Jazz Festival
Tracks 1-3. 5-7 released as Albert Ayler on Philology (Italy) W 88.
Tracks 4-7 released as The Berlin Concerts - 1966 on Relyable (Italy) 001.
All tracks released as Albert Ayler Live In Europe 1964 - 1966 on Landscape (France) LS2-902 (CD).
Tracks 1-3 included in the 2002 release of The Copenhagen Tapes on Ayler Records (Sweden) aylCD-033.
All tracks included in the 2004 release of Holy Ghost on Revenant Records (USA) RVN 213.
Tracks 4-7 released in October, 2011 on Stockholm, Berlin 1966 on Hat Hut Records (Switzerland) hatOLOGY 717.

 

20. STOCKHOLM, BERLIN 1966

Tracks: Truth Is Marching In, Omega (Is The Alpha), Our Prayer - Bells, Infinite Spirit - Japan, Truth Is Marching In, Omega (Is The Alpha), Our Prayer - Truth Is Marching In, Ghosts - Bells
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Michel Samson (v), Bill Folwell (b), Beaver Harris (d)
Recorded: Tracks 1 to 4, November 10, 1966 at Konserthuset, Stockholm (recorded by Swedish Radio).
Tracks 5 to 8, November 3, 1966 at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Philharmonie Berlin (recorded by WDR).
Released in 2011 as Stockholm, Berlin 1966 on Hat Hut Records (Switzerland) hatOLOGY 717..
Tracks 5, 6 and 8 previously released as Albert Ayler on Philology (Italy) W 88.
Tracks 5-8 released as The Berlin Concerts - 1966 on Relyable (Italy) 001, Albert Ayler Live In Europe 1964 - 1966 on Landscape (France) LS2-902 (CD), and were included in the Holy Ghost box set on Revenant Records (USA) RVN 213.

 

21. LORRACH/PARIS 1966

Tracks: Bells, Jesus, Our Prayer, Spirits, Holy Ghost, Ghost (1st Variation), Ghost, Holy Family
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Michel Samson (v), Bill Folwell (b), Beaver Harris (d)
Recorded: Tracks 1 to 5: November 7, 1966 at Lorrach, Germany
Tracks 6 to 8: November 13, 1966 at the Paris Jazz Festival
All tracks released as Lorrach/Paris 1966 on Hat Hut Records (Switzerland) HatMUSICS 3500 (rel. 1982), hatART 2009 (rel. 1985), CD6039. 2002 CD release: hatOLOGY 573. 2013 CD release: hatOLOGY 703.
HatART 2009 is a boxed set containing an LP of the Lorrach concert and a 12” EP (running at 45rpm) of the Paris concert.
Tracks 1 to 5 released as Jesus on Jazz Galore (Italy) 1002.

 

22. IN GREENWICH VILLAGE

Tracks: For John Coltrane, Change Has Come, Truth Is Marching In, Our Prayer
Personnel: Tracks 1-2: Albert Ayler (as,ts), Donald Ayler (t), Joel Freedman (cello), Alan Silva (b), Bill Folwell (b), Beaver Harris (d)
Tracks 3-4: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Michel Samson (v), Bill Folwell (b), Henry Grimes (b), Beaver Harris (d)
Recorded: Tracks 1-2: February 25, 1967 at The Village Theatre, New York
Tracks 3 and 4: December 18, 1966 at The Village Vanguard, New York
Released as Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village on Impulse (USA) A(S)9155, 2546352 (CD), MACD-39123, (Italy) IMP431, (Japan) IMP88064, YP8548, Jasmine (UK) JASM70. 2012 vinyl reissue by De Agostini Publishing (Italy) in the ‘Jazz 33 giri’ series. 2016 vinyl reissue by Impulse (Back to Black series) 06007.5363040.

 

23. THE VILLAGE CONCERTS

Tracks: Light In Darkness, Heavenly Home, Spiritual Rebirth, Infinite Spirit, Omega Is The Alpha, Spirits Rejoice, Divine Peacemaker, Angels
Personnel: Tracks 1-5: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Joel Freedman (cello), Alan Silva (b), Bill Folwell (b), Beaver Harris (d)
Tracks 6-7: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Michel Samson (v), Bill Folwell (b), Henry Grimes (b), Beaver Harris (d)
Track 8: Albert Ayler (ts), Call Cobbs (p)
Recorded: Tracks 1-5: February 25, 1967 at The Village Theatre, New York
Tracks 6-8: December 18, 1966 at The Village Vanguard, New York
Released as The Dedication Series/Vol. VII: The Village Concerts on Impulse IA9336/2, MCA2-4129. Also released on 8 track cartridge.

 

24. LIVE IN GREENWICH VILLAGE: THE COMPLETE IMPULSE RECORDINGS

Tracks: All the tracks on the 2 albums above (Albert Ayler in Greenwich Village and The Village Concerts) were reissued on a double CD in 1998. There are 2 additional tracks: Holy Ghost and Universal Thoughts.
Personnel: Personnel and recording details for the 12 original tracks are the same.
On Holy Ghost: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), Joel Freedman (cello), Lewis Worrell (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: March 28, 1965 at The Village Gate, New York
On Universal Thoughts: Albert Ayler (ts), Donald Ayler (t), George Stell (tb), Joel Freedman (cello), Bill Folwell (b), Alan Silva (b), Beaver Harris (d)
Recorded: February 25, 1967 at The Village Theatre, New York
Released as Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings on Impulse IMP22732.
Track 1 previously released on the following compilations: Impulse (USA) A(S)-90, HMV (UK) CLP1932, Pathe (France) 2C.154-92336, as The New Wave in Jazz, Impulse AS-9257-2 as Re-evaluation: The Impulse Years, AS-1024 as La Saga Heroique d'Albert Ayler, ASD9228 as Energy Essentials.

 

25. LOVE CRY

Tracks: Love Cry, Ghosts, Omega, Dancing Flowers, Bells, Love Flower, Love Cry II, Zion Hill (alternate take), Universal Indians (alternate take), Zion Hill, Universal Indians
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts,as,voc), Donald Ayler (t), Call Cobbs (harpsichord), Alan Silva (b), Milford Graves (d)
Recorded: Tracks 1-6: August 31, 1967, Tracks 7-11: February 13, 1968 at Capitol Studios, New York
Tracks 1-6, 10-11 released as Love Cry on Impulse A(S)-9165, GRD-108 (CD) and (Japan) IMP88072, YP8549.
All tracks released on the CD version of Love Cry on Impulse GRD-108 (CD) and Impulse GRP 11082.
In July 2011 all tracks released on an Impulse CD twinned with The Last Album.
Tracks 2, 6 and 10 released as an EP on the Italian “Fratelli Fabbri Editore” label.

 

26. NEW GRASS

Tracks: Message From Albert, New Grass, New Generation, Sun Watcher, New Ghosts, Heart Love, Everybody's Movin', Free At Last
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts,bagpipe chanter,ocarina,voc), Call Cobbs (p,organ,harpsichord), Bill Folwell (bass guitar), Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (d), The Soul Singers (Rose Marie McCoy and Mary Maria (Parks)) (voc),A horn section was added later to tracks 1, 3, 6, 7 and 8, consisting of: Burt Collins, Joe Newman (t), Garnett Brown (tb), Seldon Powell (ts, flute), Buddy Lucas (bs), Bert DeCoteaux (arranger, conductor)
Recorded: September 5, 1968 in New York (Horn section recorded September 6, 1968, New York)
Released as New Grass on Impulse (USA) AS-9175, (UK) MIPL/SIPL519, (Japan) IMJ80015, (CD versions) MVCJ-19051, MVCI-23041. 2005 CD release Verve/Impulse Originals (US) AS-9175 0602498842195, B000426902 (digipack). In November 2015 all tracks released on an Impulse CD twinned with Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe Verve/Impulse 2-on-1 (US) 06007 5363953.
A 45 rpm single (Impulse 45-273) was released with ‘Free At Last’ on the A-side and ‘New Ghosts’ on the B. A 45 rpm single (with a bizarre sleeve) was also released in France, with “New Generation” as the A-side and “Heart Love” as the B, on EMI/$tateside C006-90158.

 

27. MUSIC IS THE HEALING FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE

Tracks: Music is the Healing Force of the Universe, Masonic Inborn, A Man is Like a Tree, Oh! Love of Life, Island Harvest, Drudgery
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts,voc,bagpipes,ocarina), Bobby Few (p), Stafford James (b), Bill Folwell (b, bass guitar), Muhammad Ali (d), Mary Maria (Parks) (voc), Henry Vestine (electric guitar}
Recorded: Tracks 1,3: August 26, 1969, tracks 2,4-6: August 27, 1969 at Plaza Sound Studios, New York
Released as Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe on Impulse (USA) AS-9191. CD version released March 2003, on Verve/Impulse 0653832. In November 2015 all tracks released on an Impulse CD twinned with New Grass Verve/Impulse 2-on-1 (US) 06007 5363953.

 

28. THE LAST ALBUM

Tracks: Untitled Duet, Again Comes The Rising Of The Sun, All Love, Toiling, Desert Blood, Birth Of Mirth, Water Music
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts,bagpipe chanter,voc), Henry Vestine (electric guitar), Bobby Few (p}, Bill Folwell (b,bass guitar), Stafford James (b), Muhammad Ali (d), Mary Maria (Parks) (voc)
Recorded: Tracks 2,5: August 26, 1969, tracks 3,4,6 and 7:: August 27, 1969, track 1: August 29, 1969 at Plaza Sound Studios, New York
Released as The Last Album on Impulse (USA) AS9208, (Japan) SR3122. 8 track cartridge: ABC Impulse GRT 8027 9208. CD release on MCA MVCZ122.
In July 2011 released on an Impulse CD twinned with Love Cry.

 

29. LIVE ON THE RIVIERA

Tracks: Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe, Birth Of Mirth, Masonic Inborn, Oh! Love Of Life, Island Harvest, Heart Love, Ghosts
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts,ss,musette,voc),Mary Maria (Parks) (ss,voc),Steve Tintweiss (b),Allen Blairman (d)
Recorded: July 25,1970 at St. Paul de Vence, France
Released as Albert Ayler Quintet 1970 - Live on Blu Jazz (Italy) BJ023CD and in 2005 as Live On The Riviera on ESP-Disk (USA) ESP 4001.

 

30. NUITS DE LA FONDATION MAEGHT

Tracks: In Heart Only, Spirits, Holy Family, Spirits Rejoice, Truth Is Marching In, Universal Message, Spiritual Reunion, Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe
Personnel: Albert Ayler (ts), Call Cobbs (p), Steve Tintweiss (b), Allen Blairman (d), Mary Maria (Parks) (voc)
Recorded: July 27, 1970 at St. Paul de Vence, France
Tracks 1 to 4 released as Albert Ayler - Nuits de la Fondation Maeght: Volume 1 on Shandar (France) SR10.000 and SH 83503, RCA (Japan) SHP6201, Jazz View 004 (CD), Water 501 (LP),B13 (Russia) B144 LP (white vinyl).
Tracks 5 to 8 released as Albert Ayler - Nuits de la Fondation Maeght: Volume 2 on Shandar (France) SR10.004 and SH 83504, RCA (Japan) SHP 6202, Jazz View 005 (CD), Water 502 (LP), B13 (Russia) B145 LP (grey vinyl).
All tracks issued on Shandar (France) double LP 83503/83504. In 2002 on single CD, Water 103, and in 2005 as Nuits de la Fondation Maeght 1970 on Lonehill Jazz (Spain) LHJ10215. B13 (Russia) also issued B144 and B145 as a double LP set.

 

31. HOLY GHOST: rare & unissued recordings (1962 - 70) 9 CD Spirit Box

Disc 1
Tracks: Sonnymoon for Two, Summertime, On Green Dolphin Street
Personnel: Herbert Katz Quintet: Herbert Katz (guitar),Albert Ayler (ts),Teuvo Suojärvi (p),Heikki Annala (b),Martti Äijänen (d)
Recorded: June 30, 1962 Helsinki, Finland
Tracks: Spoken introductions by broadcast announcer and Borge Roger Henrichsen, Four Personnel: Cecil Taylor Quartet: Cecil Taylor (p),Jimmy Lyons (as),Albert Ayler (ts), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: possibly November 16, 1962, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tracks: Spirits [incomplete], Saints, Ghosts [incomplete]
Personnel: Albert Ayler Trio: Albert Ayler (ts), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: June 14, 1964, Cellar Café, New York City

Disc 2
Tracks: The Wizard, Children, Spirits [theme]
Personnel: Albert Ayler Trio: Albert Ayler (ts),Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: June 14, 1964, Cellar Café, New York City
Tracks: Spoken radio introduction, Spirits, Vibrations, [tune Q], Mothers, Children, Spirits [theme]
Personnel: Albert Ayler Quartet: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Cherry (cornet),Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
Recorded: September 3, 1964, Café Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tracks: Untitled
Personnel: Burton Greene Quintet: Burton Greene (p), Albert Ayler (ts),Frank Smith (ts),Steve Tintweiss (b),Rashied Ali (d)
Recorded: February, 1966, Slugs’, New York City

Disc 3
Tracks: First Set (16/4/66): Spoken introduction by Peter Bergman, Spirits Rejoice, D.C., Untitled minor waltz, Our Prayer. Second Set (16/4/66): Spoken introduction by Peter Bergman, [F# tune], Ghosts. First Set (17/4/66): Spirits Rejoice, Prophet / Ghosts / Spiritual Bells,Our Prayer / Spirits Rejoice
Personnel: Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts),Don Ayler (t),Michel Samson (v),Mutawef Shaheed [then known as Clyde Shy] (b),Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
Recorded: Tracks 1 to 8: April 16, 1966, La Cave, Cleveland. Tracks 9 to 11: April 17, 1966, La Cave, Cleveland

Disc 4
Tracks: Second Set (17/4/66):Untitled / Truth Is Marching In, Spirits, Zion Hill, Spirits, Spiritual Bells, [F# tune]
Personnel: Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts),Don Ayler (t),Frank Wright (ts),Michel Samson (v),Mutawef Shaheed (b),Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
Recorded: April 17, 1966, La Cave, Cleveland

Disc 5
Tracks: Concert announcement by Dietrich Schulz-Köhn, Ghosts / Bells, Truth Is Marching In, Omega, Our Prayer, Spoken introduction by Peter de Wit, Truth Is Marching In, Bells, Spirits Rejoice, “Free Spiritual Music”, part IV
Personnel: Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts),Don Ayler (t),Michel Samson (v),Bill Folwell (b),Beaver Harris (d)
Recorded: Tracks 1 to 5: November 3, 1966, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany. Tracks 6 to 10: November 8, 1966, De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Disc 6
Tracks: Truth Is Marching In / Omega, Japan / Universal Indians, Our Prayer
Personnel: Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts, ss [track 3], as [track 3], voc [track 2]),Don Ayler (t), Michel Samson (v),Bill Folwell (b),Milford Graves (d)
Recorded: June 30 / July 1, 1967, Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island
Tracks: Love Cry / Truth Is Marching In / Our Prayer
Personnel: Albert Ayler Quartet: Albert Ayler (ts, voc),Don Ayler (t),Richard Davis (b),Milford Graves (d)
Recorded: July 21, 1967, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York City (Recorded at the funeral of John Coltrane)
Tracks: Venus / Upper and Lower Egypt
Personnel: Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah Sanders (ts),Chris Capers (t), Unknown (as), Albert Ayler (ts), Unknown (ts), Dave Burrell (p), Sirone (b), Roger Blank (d)
Recorded: January 21, 1968, Renaissance Ballroom, New York City
Tracks: Untitled blues, Untitled sermon, Thank God for Women, New Ghosts [demo fragments]
Personnel: Albert Ayler: Albert Ayler (ts, voc, solo recitation [track 7]),Call Cobbs (p, Rocksichord),Bill Folwell (electric bass guitar),Bernard Purdie (d), Mary Parks (voc, prob. tambourine),Vivian Bostic (voc)
Recorded: Late August, 1968, New York City area

Disc 7
Tracks: Prophet John, Judge Ye Not
Personnel: Don Ayler Sextet: Don Ayler (t), Albert Ayler (as), Sam Rivers (ts), Richard Johnson (p),Richard Davis, Ibrahim Wahen (b),Muhammad Ali (d)
Recorded: January 11, 1969, Town Hall, New York City
Tracks: Mothers / Children, Untitled [incomplete], Untitled [C minor], Untitled [F minor/C minor]
Personnel: Albert Ayler Quartet: Albert Ayler (ts), Call Cobbs (p),Steve Tintweiss (b), Allen Blairman (d),prob. Mary Maria (tambourine, hand-clapping)
Recorded: prob. July 28, 1970, La Colle sur Loup, Saint Paul de Vence, France

Disc 8
1. Albert Ayler interview with Birger Jørgensen for Afterbeat program,
Recorded: early December, 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark
2. Albert Ayler interview with Birger Jørgensen for Afterbeat program
Recorded: on or around November 11, 1966 in Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Albert Ayler interview with Daniel Caux for France Culture
Recorded: July 27, 1970 in Saint Paul de Vence, France

Disc 9
1. Albert Ayler interview with Kiyoshi Koyama for Swing Journal
Recorded: July 25, 1970 in Saint Paul de Vence, France
2. Don and Mocqui Cherry interview with Daniel Caux
Recorded: 1971 in Paris

Disc 10
[Bonus disc]
Tracks: Tenderly, Leap Frog
Personnel: U. S. Army 76th A. G. Band: Larry Drabik,? Long,? Holman (t),John Pajak,Max Marable, Thomas Blagg (tb),Willie Gordon (french horn),Albert Ayler,Leo Howard,Ralph Sgrillo,Robert Throne,? Elseroad (saxes),? Cushman (p),? Babcock (guitar),? Raines (b),Tony Sarmento,Paul Tolar (d)
Recorded: September 14, 1960,Rehearsal session

Released (5/10/04) as HOLY GHOST: rare & unissued recordings (1962 - 70) 9 CD Spirit Box on Revenant Records (USA) RVN 213.

Disc 1, tracks 6 to 8 and Disc 2, tracks 1 to 3 previously released on Albert Smiles With Sunny In Respect (Germany) IR39501.
Disc 2, tracks 4 to 9 previously released on The Copenhagen Tapes Ayler Records (Sweden) aylCD-033.
Disc 2, tracks 5, 7, 8 and Disc 5, tracks 2 to 4 previously released on Albert Ayler Philology (Italy) W88.
Disc 2, tracks 5, 7, 8 and Disc 5, tracks 2 to 5 previously released on Albert Ayler Live In Europe 1964 - 1966 Landscape (France) LS2-902 (CD).
Disc 5, tracks 2 to 5 previously released on The Berlin Concerts - 1966 on Relyable (Italy) 001.
Disc 1, tracks 6 to 8 and Disc 2, tracks 1 to 3 were subsequently released in December, 2015 on Bells & Prophecy: Expanded Edition ESP (USA) 4076.
Disc 5, tracks 2 to 5 were subsequently released in October, 2011 on Stockholm, Berlin 1966 Hat HUT (Switzerland) hatOLOGY 717.
In 2013 a ‘download only’ version of Disc 5 appeared as In Concert on the ‘Jazz All Stars’ label.

As well as the 9 CDs and the bonus CD, the box also contains the following:
A 208 page, lavishly illustrated, hardback book containing essays by Val Wilmer, Amiri Baraka, Ben Young, Marc Chaloin, Daniel Caux and Carl Woideck, extensive information on CD tracks and sidemen, a section of eyewitness accounts, and a 16 page appendix entitled ‘Sightings’ which amounts to a complete chronological listing of Ayler’s musical career.
A facsimile of the Paul Haines booklet which was included with the early copies of ‘Spiritual Unity’.
A special digest version of The Cricket containing Ayler’s To Mr. Jones - I Had A Vision.
A copy of a Slugs’ flier.
A photo of Albert, aged 12.
A copy of a note from Albert Ayler to Paul Karting.
And a dead flower...

 

Holy Ghost - Triple LP

In March 2005 Revenant released a vinyl edition of selected tracks from the Holy Ghost box set - three LPs on clear vinyl, including a poster and postcard.
Tracks:
Side A:
1. [tune Q]
Albert Ayler Quartet: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Cherry (cornet), Gary Peacock (b), Sunny Murray (d)
September 3, 1964 - Café Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
(Disc 2, track 7)
2. [untitled]
3. D.C. (5:58)
Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Ayler (t), Michel Samson (vln), Mutawef Shaheed (b), Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
April 16, 1966 - La Cave, Cleveland
(Disc 3, track 3)
Side B:
1.[untitled minor waltz] (7:04)
Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Ayler (t), Michel Samson (vln), Mutawef Shaheed (b), Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
April 16, 1966 - La Cave, Cleveland
(Disc 3, track 4)
2. Prophet/Ghosts/Spiritual Bells (14:33)
Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Ayler (t), Michel Samson (vln), Mutawef Shaheed (b), Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
April 17, 1966 - La Cave, Cleveland
(Disc 10, track 4)
Side C:
1. [F#Tune]
2. Ghosts/Bells (11:15)
Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Ayler (t), Michel Samson (vln), Bill Folwell (b), Beaver Harris (d)
November 3, 1966 - Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
(Disc 5, track 2)
Side D:
1. Truth Is Marching In
2. "Free Spiritual Music", part IV (6:44)
Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts), Don Ayler (t), Michel Samson (vln), Bill Folwell (b), Beaver Harris (d)
November 8, 1966 - De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(Disc 5, track 10)
3. Japan/Universal Indians (5:41)
Albert Ayler Quintet: Albert Ayler (ts,voc), Don Ayler (t), Michel Samson (vln), Bill Folwell (b), Milford Graves (d)
June 30 / July 1, 1967 - Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island
(Disc 6, track 2)
Side E:
1. Four (21:46)
Cecil Taylor Quartet: Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Albert Ayler (ts), Sunny Murray (d)
November 16, 1962 - Copenhagen, Denmark
(Disc1, track 5)
Side F:
1. Venus/Upper and Lower Egypt (22:59)
Pharoah Sanders: Chris Capers (t), unknown (as), Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, unknown (ts), Dave Burrell (p), Sirone (b), Roger Blank (d)
January 21, 1968 - Renaissance Ballroom, New York City
(Disc 6, track 5)

Released (31/3/05) as HOLY GHOST: Volume One on Revenant Records REV 6011LP.

 

The Holy Ghost sampler CD

Pre-release sampler CDs for the Holy Ghost box set were distributed for publicity purposes.

Tracks

1. Truth Is Marching In [Germany, 1966] (7:10) [Disc 5, track 3]
2. Summertime [Finland, 1962] (6:56) [Disc 1, track 2]
3. Mothers [Denmark, 1964] (7:56) [Disc 2, track 7]
4. Ghosts [New York, 1964] (10:59) [Disc 1, track 8]
5. untitled blues [New York, 1968] (6:05) [Disc 6, track 6]
6. untitled sermon [New York, 1968] (0:52) [Disc 6, track 7]
7. Free Spiritual Musics, Part IV [The Netherlands, 1966] (6:48) [Disc 5, track 10]
8. untitled [Cleveland, 1966] (6:57) [Disc 3, track 4]
9. Our Prayer [Germany, 1966] (4:41) [Disc 5, track 5]
10. interview no. 1 [Denmark, 1964] (5:19) [Disc 8, item 1]
11. interview no. 2 [Denmark, 1966] (5:06) [Disc 8, item 2]

Following a legal dispute with the Ayler Estate, the remaining copies of Holy Ghost were transferred to ESP.

 

32. COMPILATIONS AND SAMPLERS

The compilation Reevaluations: The Impulse Years on Impulse AS-9257-2 contains the following tracks: Holy Ghost (from Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings), For John Coltrane (from Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village), Love Cry, Zion Hill and Universal Indians (from Love Cry), New Ghosts and Sun Watcher (from New Grass), Oh! Love Of Life and Drudgery (from Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe), Again Comes the Rising of the Sun and Water Music (from The Last Album). Also released on 8 track cartridge.

The compilation La Saga Heroique D’Albert Ayler on Impulse AS-1024, Pathe (France) 2C.154-92336/7 contains the following tracks: Holy Ghost (from Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings), For John Coltrane and Our Prayer (from Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village), Love Cry, Ghosts, Omega, Bells, Zion Hill and Universal Indians (from Love Cry), Free At Last, New Generation and Message From Albert (from New Grass), Island Harvest and Drudgery (from Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe).

The compilation Albert Ayler on Black Lion 65601 is a double LP set of Ghosts and Witches and Devils.

The compilation The Artistry of Albert Ayler on Victor Records (Japan) SMJ-9020 is a double LP set of Spiritual Unity and Spirits Rejoice.

The 4 CD boxset, The Complete Esp Disk Recordings on Abraxas (Italy) ESP1, includes the four original Ayler ESP albums, Spiritual Unity, Bells, New York Eye And Ear Control and Spirits Rejoice. The box set was released at the end of 2005 and was not authorised by the ESP company.

In December 2005, the Portuguese newspaper Publico issued an Ayler compilation in its ‘Let’s Jazz’ series. There were 31 ‘Let’s Jazz’ titles, issued weekly, and ‘Albert Ayler’ was number 29. It consists of a 60 page hardback book, CD sized, mainly consisting of photographs, with a CD containing the following tracks: Holy Ghost, Spirits Rejoice and For John Coltrane (from Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings), New Grass / Message From Albert, Heart Love and New Ghosts (from New Grass), Drudgery, Masonic Inborn and Island Harvest (from Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe).

The compilation Albert Ayler: The Impulse Story released 6/6/2006, on Verve/Impulse, catalog #B000656002 contains the following tracks: Holy Ghost, Truth Is Marching In and Angels (from Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings). Love Cry, and Bells (from Love Cry), New Grass / Message From Albert and Free At Last (from New Grass), Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe (from Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe), Water Music and Untitled Duet (from The Last Album).

The compilation Albert Ayler: L’Irregolare Del Free released in 2006 by DeAgostini (Italy) contains the following tracks (presumably from the Impulse catalog): Bells, Change Has Come, Ghosts, Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe, Zion Hill, New Ghosts, Drudgery, Omega and Truth Is Marching In.

The 5 LP box set Just Jazz Vol. 1 and the 10 LP box set Kings of Jazz Vol. 1 released by Fabbri Editori (Italy) contain Ghosts (as previously released in the I Grandi del Jazz series as GdJ12.)

The compilation The Albert Ayler Story released 24/6/2014, as ESP4072 (download only) contains the following tracks, interspersed with interviews:
Tenderly, Summertime, Four, Vibrations, Untitled, Zion Hill, Our Prayer, Love Cry/Truth Is Marching In/Our Prayer (Coltrane’s funeral), Tune Q and Spirits [theme] (from Holy Ghost), Spirits (from Prophecy), Ghosts (First Variation) (from Spiritual Unity), ITT (from New York Eye And Ear Control), Ghosts (from The Hilversum Session), Bells (excerpt) (from Bells), Spirits Rejoice and Holy Family (from Spirits Rejoice), Truth Is Marching In (from Live at Slug’s Saloon) and Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe (from Live On The Riviera).

 

The following tracks have appeared on compilations or record label samplers:

Summertime from My Name Is Albert Ayler appears on Spiritual Jazz 4: Americans in Europe Jazzman JMANCD.057 (double CD), JMANLP.057 (triple LP) and America! Vol.7: Modern Times Le Chant du Monde 2742337.38(double CD).
Goin’ Home and Down By The Riverside from Goin’ Home appear on Black Lion Connoisseur / Lions Abroad, Vol. 1: Tenor Titans Black Lion 7620 (CD).
Saints from Witches and Devils appeared on Arista (USA) AFSO 2 (sampler) and This Is Freedom Trio (Japan) SUR-1003 (sampler) and Freedom Jazz Trio (Japan) SUR-5002 (1972 sampler).
Wizard from Prophecy appears on Dirty Water 2: More Birth of Punk Attitude Year Zero.
Ghosts: first variation and an edited version of Spirits from Spiritual Unity appeared on The Old New Thing: A Free Jazz Anthology double CD sampler from Abraxas (Italy).
Ghosts: first variation from Spiritual Unity appeared on Faith & Power: An ESP-DISK Sampler attached to ‘The Wire’ magazine, 2002.
Ghosts (short version) from Ghosts appeared on Arista (USA) 1 (sampler)
Ghosts (long version) and Children from Ghosts appeared on Original Jazz Legends, Vo. 1 - Torrid Trumpeters 1201 Music 1001-2.
No Name from European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 (originally The Hilversum Session) appeared on Top Jazz2016 attached to the Italian magazine ‘Musica Jazz’ (January 2017).
Holy Ghost which is currently available on Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings originally appeared on the compilation LP, The New Wave In Jazz, issued on Impulse (USA) A(S)-90, HMV (UK) CLP1932. It was also included on Energy Essentials ASD9228 and The Revolutionary Hymns ITM 1450(D) (double CD).
A short extract of Bells from Bells appeared on ESP 1033 (sampler).
A 1 minute extract from Spiritual Unity appeared on ESP 1051 (sampler)
Spirits Rejoice from Spirits Rejoice appeared on Base Records (Italy) ESP 1000-S (sampler LP) attached to the Italian magazine ‘Musica Jazz’ (April 1982) and Fire Music Vol. 1 ESP 5001.
Prophet from Spirits Rejoice appeared on The World Of Jazz, on ZYX-Music (Germany) ZYX 11002-2.
Holy Family from Spirits Rejoice was issued on an ESP-disk 45 rpm single (ESP 4506), as the B side to Ornette Coleman’s ‘Sadness’ from Town Hall, 1962 (ESP 1006).
Ghost (1st variation) from Lorrach/Paris 1966 appeared (in an edited version) on John Handy / Albert Ayler on I Giganti del Jazz (Italy) GJ6, Los Grandes Del Jazz 6 Sarpe (Spain) CGj-6, Gato Barbieri & Don Cherry/Albert Ayler/John Handy Quintet on Europa Jazz (Italy) 1006 (LP and cassette), Jazz Spectrum 2, Jazz Giants (2 LP set) Curcio HJ3 and Jazz Giants (10 LP set) Curcio HJBOX 10.
Change Has Come from Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village appeared on No Energy Crisis Impulse AS9267-2,The Revolutionary Hymns ITM 1450(D) (double CD) and The Best Of MCA / Impulse: Fire Into Music #3 MCA 8032.
Our Prayer from Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village appeared on Dead And Gone #1: Funeral Marches on Trikont (Germany) and The House That Trane Built - The Best of Impulse Records, Verve/Impulse, catalog #B000674402, released 6/6/2006.
Ghosts from Love Cry appeared on The Saxophone ABC/Impulse ASH-9253-3 and The Drums ABC/Impulse ASH 9272-3.
Love Cry (alternate take) from Love Cry appeared on Impulse! Story, a sampler attached to the Italian magazine ‘Musica Jazz’ (April 1995).
Heart Love from New Grass appeared on L’ Homme Blessé, a 12”, 45 rpm record on the French Claap Premiere label, featuring tracks from the soundtrack of the 1983 film directed by Patrice Chéreau and on the 2008 compilation, Sous Les Pavés, Le Jazz on Sony BMG Entertainment Jazz, Legacy, Columbia (France) 88697281682 (with sleevenotes by Daniel Cohn-Bendit).
Music is the Healing Force of the Universe from Music is the Healing Force of the Universe appeared on Transcendence: Impulse in the Spiritual Groove released in 1999 on Impulse! 12432 and in 2005 on Succession Of Spirit in the Kyoto Jazz Classics series, Universal Music (Japan) UICO-4029.
Untitled Blues from Holy Ghost appeared on The Wire Tapper 11, a sampler attached to ‘The Wire’ magazine, No. 244, June 2004.
Truth Is Marching In from Holy Ghost appeared on Beard, Bread & Bear’s Prayers (Bastet 005) a sampler CD from Arthur magazine.
On Green Dolphin Street from Holy Ghost appeared on Eteenpain! - Suomi-Jazz 1960-1975 Artie Music (Finland).
Spirits [from ?] appeared on 100 Years of Jazz Capriccio 40012 (10 CD box set) released in 2004.
Extracts from the following titles appeared on the 2007 sampler DVD from ESP, Smorgasbord, which is available as a bonus disc with Don Cherry “Live at Cafe Montmartre 1966” (ESP4032):
Ghosts: first variation and The Wizard from Spiritual Unity, Bells from Bells, AY and ITT from New York Eye and Ear Control, Spirits Rejoice and Holy Family from Spirits Rejoice, Spirits and Prophecy from Prophecy, The Truth Is Marching In and Our Prayer from Live at Slug’s, Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe and Birth of Mirth from Live on the Riviera.

 

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