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The Last Album

LASTALB

[LP cover of Impulse AS-9208]

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[CD cover of 2011 Impulse release twinned with Love Cry]

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[CD cover of MVCZ122]

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[8-Track Tape]

THE LAST ALBUM

 

Tracks

1. Untitled Duet (4:32)

2. Again Comes The Rising Of The Sun (6:52)

3. All Love (8:59)

4. Toiling (5:06)

5. Desert Blood (5:58)

6. Birth Of Mirth (5:20)

7. Water Music (6:10)

(All compositions by Mary Parks, Track 1 with Henry Vestine, Track 4 with Henry Vestine and Bill Folwell)

 

Personnel

Albert Ayler (tenor saxophone,bagpipe chanter [track 1], vocals [track 5])

Henry Vestine (electric guitar [tracks 1 and 4])

Bobby Few (piano [not track 1]}

Bill Folwell (bass and bass guitar [not track 1])

Stafford James (bass [not track 1])

Muhammad Ali (drums [not track 1])

Mary Maria (Parks) (vocals [track 2 only])

 

Recording Details

Tracks 2 and 5:

August 26, 1969

Tracks 3, 4, 6 and 7:

August 27, 1969

Track 1:

August 29, 1969

Plaza Sound Studios, New York

 

Release Details

Released as The Last Album on Impulse (US) AS9208, (Japan) SR3122. 8-Track Tape: ABC Impulse GRT80279208. CD release on MCA MVCZ122.
In July 2011 released on an Impulse CD twinned with Love Cry.

(Two more titles were recorded during the session on 27th August, ‘Poetic Soul’ and ‘Joining Forces’. These have never been released.)

 

From the sleevenotes

“Once a great jazz artist who achieved fame and has since passed on called Albert and said, and I quote: ‘You know, Albert, I recorded an album and found that I was playing just like you.’ Albert replied ‘No, man, don’t you see, you were playing like yourself, you were just feeling what I feel and were just crying out for spiritual unity.’”

Mary Maria / Mary Parks

 

(Reviews)

(Offsite reviews:
PopMatters
Burning Ambulance)

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