The Spirits Rejoice Session - photographs by Guy Kopelowicz
Where known I’ve credited the photographers but there are several whose origins are obscure. As ever, if anyone objects to the inclusion of their photos on the site then let me know and I’ll remove them. Also, if anyone can send me better scans of what I have, or any new photos then I’d be grateful.
The Jan Persson Jazz Collection has 14 photos of Albert Ayler: 3 from Copenhagen’s Jazzhouse Montmartre in 1962, 4 from a Copenhagen TV studio in 1962 (presumably the Cecil Taylor broadcast), and 7 from the Copenhagen concert of the 1966 European tour. (The 1962 photos are also available on the Photographers Direct website.)
The Frank Kofsky archive at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has several photos of Albert Ayler in concert at the WHK Auditorium in Cleveland on February 4th 1967.
Three photos of Albert, taken in Brooklyn in 1969, are available on Elliott Landy’s website.
Several photos from the Paris 1966 concert and a lot more from the Fondation Maeght are available on the website of the photographer, Horace.
And there are 19 images of Albert Ayler by various photographers (including David Redfern and Jan Persson) at