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Ghosts

DEBUTGH1

[LP cover of Debut 144
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VIBLP

[LP cover of Arista/Freedom
AL1000 and Freedom 40117]

IGRANDI

[LP cover of I Grandi del Jazz 12
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vib2

[CD cover of Freedom FCD 41000
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ghostssoundmark

[Download version - Soundmark]

GHSTFNT1

[LP cover of Fontana 688606]

VIB5

[LP cover of Tobacco Road 2525
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vib6

[LP cover of Intercord 28461-2U]

triogh

[LP cover of Trio PA 9710]

GhostsFrontCDthmb

[Cover of Skokiaan SKOK001-CD
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discography

GHOSTS

[LP cover of Fontana SFJL925
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Vibrationsjazzideasm

[LP cover of FLP40117
Dischi Ricordi Jazz Idea series.
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GHOSTJP1

[CD cover Japanese 2002 release]

kingsofjazzcoversm

[Kings of Jazz compilation
Happy Bird F10/90162
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GHOSTS

 

Tracks

1. Ghosts (2:04)

2. Children (6:50)

3. Holy Spirit (8:29)

4. Ghosts (7:58)

5. Vibrations (4:55)

6. Mothers (7:06)

(All compositions by Albert Ayler)

 

Personnel

Albert Ayler (alto and tenor saxophones)

Don Cherry (trumpet)

Gary Peacock (bass)

Sunny Murray (drums)

 

Recording Details

September 14, 1964

Recording studio in Copenhagen

 

Release Details

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, Dischi Ricordi (Italy) Jazz Idea series (Freedom FLP40117), 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 (see below).

 

From the sleevenotes

“A clue to Ayler’s own attitude can be got from remarks he made to Nat Hentoff in an interview printed in ‘Down Beat’ (November 17, 1966). ‘I like to play something - like the beginning of Ghosts - that people can hum,’ he said. ‘And I want to play songs like I used to sing when I was real small. Folk melodies that all the people would understand. I’d use these melodies as a start and have different simple melodies going in and out of a piece. From simple melody to complicated textures to simplicity again and then back to the more dense, the more complex sounds’.”

Charles Fox (from the sleevenotes of the Fontana release)

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“Jazz. Gli uomini, gli strumenti, gli stili: 82 - Albert Ayler" Fabbri Editori (Italy), 1987.

This 12 page booklet (with a cassette version of Ghosts attached) was published by Fratelli Fabbri Editori (Italy) in 1987 wirh text by Franco Fayenz, Bruno Schiozzi and Giacomo Battistella. Click the cover picture below for a   (grayscale) copy of the booklet.

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(Album covers)

(Reviews)

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