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My Name Is Albert Ayler

Spirits

Swing Low Sweet Spiritual

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New York Eye And Ear Control

The Copenhagen Tapes

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The Hilversum Session

Bells

Spirits Rejoice

Sonny’s Time Now

Live At Slug’s Saloon

Live In Europe 1964-66

Stockholm, Berlin 1966

Lorrach/Paris 1966

In Greenwich Village

Love Cry

New Grass

Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe

The Last Album

Live On The Riviera

Nuits De La Fondation Maeght

Holy Ghost

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ALBERT AYLER

 

Albert Ayler: His Life and Music by Jeff Schwartz
(The very first time I went online, the first words I put in a search engine were ‘Albert Ayler’ and this is the only site that appeared. I would not have been able to attempt the construction of this site without the Jeff Schwartz biography.)

Albert Ayler Discography Project

 

MUSICIANS

Cecil Taylor

 

Holy Ghost

Jimmy Lyons

 

Holy Ghost

Ronnie Gardiner

 

My Name Is Albert Ayler

Ornette Coleman

 

(1963 jam session - unreleased)

Sunny Murray

Holy Ghost, Witches and Devils, Goin’ Home, Prophecy,
Albert Smiles With Sunny, Spiritual Unity, New York Eye and Ear Control,
The Copenhagen Tapes, Ghosts, The Hilversum Session, Bells,
Spirits Rejoice, Sonny’s Time Now, Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings

 

Henry Grimes

 

Witches and Devils, Goin’ Home, Spirits Rejoice, Sonny’s Time Now,
Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings

Gary Peacock

 

Prophecy, Albert Smiles With Sunny, Spiritual Unity, New York Eye and Ear Control, The Copenhagen Tapes, Ghosts, The Hilversum Session, Spirits Rejoice

 

Don Cherry

 

New York Eye and Ear Control, The Copenhagen Tapes, Ghosts, The Hilversum Session, Sonny’s Time Now

John Tchicai

 

New York Eye and Ear Control

Roswell Rudd

 

New York Eye and Ear Control

John Coltrane

 

(1966 Lincoln Center concert - unreleased)

Ronald Shannon Jackson

 

Holy Ghost, Live at Slug’s Saloon

Burton Greene

 

Holy Ghost

Steve Tintweiss

 

Holy Ghost, Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Live on the Riviera

Rashied Ali

 

Holy Ghost

Frank Wright

 

Holy Ghost

Alan Silva

 

Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings, Love Cry

Beaver Harris

 

Holy Ghost, Lorrach/Paris 1966, Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete
Impulse Recordings

Milford Graves

 

Holy Ghost, Love Cry

Richard Davis

 

Holy Ghost

Pharoah Sanders

 

Holy Ghost

Dave Burrell

 

Holy Ghost

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie

 

New Grass, Holy Ghost

Bobby Few

 

Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe, The Last Album

Henry Vestine

 

Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe, The Last Album

Sam Rivers

 

Holy Ghost

Allen Blairman

 

Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Live on the Riviera, Holy Ghost

SUNE

RECORD LABELS

 

AYLER RECORDS

ESP

HAT HUT RECORDS

IMPULSE (now part of the Verve Music Group)

REVENANT RECORDS

Of historical interest are these sites devoted to ESP and SHANDAR.

 

OTHER JAZZ SITES

 

Down Beat

All About Jazz

Red Hot Jazz (Early jazz site, including lots of RealAudio files - check out the Fess Williams section!)

Free Jazz Research

European Free Improvisation Pages

Improjazz (French magazine with an Ayler discography in the archives.)

Jazz-Institut Darmstadt

Monastery Bulletin

Point of Departure

Jazzword (Ken Waxman’s vast collection of reviews of free jazz and improvisation.)

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MY OTHER SITES

 

ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN

GEORGE HEATH, THE MOORLAND POET

THE TRANSFORMATIONALISTS

STUMP

THE EMPTY GRAVE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE

WHAT I GOT FROM POUNDLAND

 

AND

 

Jenny Ringo

 

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