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Something Different!!!!!

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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

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Something Different!!!!! (The First Recordings)

Jazz Magazine, No. 166, May 1969 - France

Jazz Monthly, No. 187, September 1970, p. 15 - UK

 

My Name Is Albert Ayler

Down Beat, Vol. 32 No. 24, November 1965 - USA

Jazz Monthly, March 1966, p. 20 - UK

Jazz Forum, No. 10, Winter 1970, p. 112 - Poland

 

Spirits (Witches & Devils)

Jazz Monthly, January 1966, p. 3 - UK

Jazz Journal, January (or Feb.) 1966 - UK

Jazz Magazine, December 1972 - France

Down Beat, 11 March 1976, p.29 - USA

Coda, No. 152, December 1976 - pp.20-21 - Canada

Black Music, 1978 - UK

 

Swing Low Sweet Spiritual (Goin’ Home)

The Boston Phoenix, 11 January 1983 - USA

The Wire, No. 3, March 1983 - UK

 

Prophecy

Coda, No. 152, December 1976 - pp.20-21 - Canada

 

Spiritual Unity

Down Beat, Vol. 32 No. 15, July 15, 1965, p. 29-31 - USA

Jazz Monthly, September 1965, p. 5 - UK

Jazz Journal, September (?) 1965 - UK

Coda, Dec. 65-Jan. 66 - Canada

Jazz Magazine, No. 135, October 1966, p.55 - France

Jazz Hot, 1966/67 (?), p. 31 - France

Musica Jazz, 1967(?), p. 29 - Italy

Jazz Monthly, No. 179, January 1970, p. 16 - UK

Jazz Magazine, No. 220, March 1974 - France

The Essential Jazz Records: Modernism to Postmodernism, p 492-495 - UK

 

New York Eye And Ear Control

Jazz Magazine, No. 141, April 1967, p.48-49 - France

 

Ghosts

Jazz Monthly, March 1966, p. 20 - UK

Jazz Magazine, No. 135, October 1966, p.55 - France

Jazz Monthly, No. 179, January 1970, p. 16 - UK

New York Magazine, 14 April, 1975, p. 82-83 - USA

Jazz Wereld, November 1965 - Netherlands

Jazz Hot, January/February 1966, p. 51 - France

Jazz Magazine, No. 220, March 1974 - France

Ann Arbor Sun, 11 April, 1975 - USA

The Essential Jazz Records: Modernism to Postmodernism, p. 495-497 - UK

 

The Hilversum Session

Melody Maker, 31 January, 1981 - UK

New Musical Express, (?) 1981 - UK

Leidse Courant, 7 March, 1981, p.22 - Netherlands

 

Bells

Down Beat, Vol. 32, No. 20, September 1965 - USA

Jazz Monthly, December 1965, p. 3 - UK

Melody Maker, 4 December,1965, p.20 - UK

Jazz Hot, 1966, p. 5 - France

 

Spirits Rejoice

Down Beat Vol. 33, No. 18, September 1966, p. 28 - USA

Jazz Magazine, No. 135, October 1966, p.55 - France

Jazz Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 11, January 1967, p. 14 - UK

Jazz Wereld, January,1967, p.25 - Netherlands

Jazz Hot, (?) 1966/67, p. 31 - France

Jazz Magazine, No. 222, May 1974 - France

 

Sonny’s Time Now

Jazz Monthly, May 1968, p. 21 - UK

 

Live At Slug’s Saloon

The Wire, No. 3, March 1983 - UK

 

Stockholm, Berlin 1966

Dusted (offsite)

 

Lorrach/Paris 1966 (aka Jesus)

La Stampa, 9 January 1982, p.7 - Italy

The Wire, No. 3, March 1983 - UK

Dusted (offsite)

 

In Greenwich Village

Down Beat, Vol. 35, No. 14, 1968 - USA

Jazz Magazine, No. 162, January 1969, p.38 - France

 

The Village Concerts

Jazz Hot, May 1978, p. 44 -France

The Village Voice, 7 August, 1978, p. 43-44 - USA

The Hoya (Georgetown University), 26 January, 1979, p. 8 - USA

 

Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings

The Boston Phoenix, 33-10 December, 1998 (offsite) - USA

Jazz Journal International, May 1999, p. 21-22 - UK

Coda, No. 285, May/June, 1999, p. 28 - Canada

 

Love Cry

Down Beat, Vol. 35, No. 12, 1968, p 28-29 - USA

Jazz Magazine, No. 157, July/August 1968, p.60 - France

2011 release twinned with The Last Album:

PopMatters, 18 October, 2011 (offsite)

Burning Ambulance, (offsite)

 

New Grass

Jazz Monthly, No. 177, November 1969, p. 3 - UK

The Cricket, November 1969, p. 37-40 - USA

Jazz Magazine, No. 171, 1969, p. 43 - France

Coda, January, 2005 - Canada

Jazz Journal International, Vol. 59, No. 8, August 2006, p. 17-18 - UK

 

Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe

Jazz Monthly, No. 186, August 1970, p. 8 - UK

 

The Last Album

Jazz Magazine, No. 191, August 1971 - France

Ann Arbor Sun, 17 September, 1971 - USA

2011 release twinned with Love Cry:

PopMatters, 18 October, 2011 (offsite)

Burning Ambulance (offsite)

 

Live On The Riviera

Dusted, 12 April, 2005 (offsite)

Paris Transatlantic Magazine, April 2005 (offsite)

All About Jazz, 24 April, 2005 (offsite)

 

Holy Ghost
(Revenant box set, released in October 2004)

The Guardian, Free Rage by Richard Williams, 25 September, 2004 (offsite) - UK

Cleveland Plain Dealer, ‘A New Light’ by John Soeder, 26 September, 2004 - USA

clevescene.com, ‘Ghost Story’ by Carlo Wolff, 29 September, 2004 - USA

The Sunday Herald, ‘Spirit in the Sky’ by David Keenan, 3 October, 2004 - Scotland

The Austin Chronicle, ‘Holy Ghost’ by Harvey Pekar, 8 October, 2004 -USA

The Scotsman, ‘Spiritual renaissance’ by Brian Morton, 9 October, 2004 - Scotland

Denver Post, ‘New Light on mystery man’ by Bret Saunders, 10 October, 2004 - USA

The Village Voice, The Fire That Time by Francis Davis, 12 October, 2004 (offsite) - USA

Het Parool, ‘Muziek uit een kistje’ by Maartje den Breejen, 12 October, 2004 - Netherlands

Palm Beach Post, ‘The Legend: Albert Ayler’ by Joe Gross, 17 October, 2004 - USA

The New York Times, ‘Made Him Wanna Holler’ by Ben Ratliff, 24 October, 2004 - USA

The Chicago Tribune, ‘Spirit of Ayler's music lives on in “Holy Ghost”’ by Bill Meyer, 24 October, 2004 - USA

The Sunday Times, ‘Pop CD of the Week’ by Stewart Lee, 24 October, 2004 - UK

The Boston Globe, ‘Box sets: five from the vaults’ by Bill Beuttler, 29 October, 2004 - USA

Billboard, ‘Ayler’s Passionate Blast From The Past’ by Dan Ouellette, 30 October, 2004 - USA

24 Heures, ‘Prophète du jazz, Albert Ayler ressuscite enfin’ by Luca Sabbatini, 31 October, 2004 - France

All About Jazz, Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost by Andrey Henkin, 31 October, 2004 (offsite)

Culturevulture.net, ‘Holy Ghost’ by Phil Freeman, October 2004

Dusted, A Bouquet for Albert by Derek Taylor, October 2004 (offsite)

LA Weekly, ‘The Sound of Truth’ by Greg Burk, 4 November, 2004 - USA

Le Nouvel Observateur, ‘Albert Ayler, le revenant’ by Bernard Loupias, 4 November, 2004 - France

[Holy Ghost reviews - page 2]

Seattle Weekly, ‘The Ayler Set: Revenant's monument to a minor musician’ by Douglas Wolk, 9 Nov., 2004 - USA

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, ‘Zwischen Vision und Wirrnis’ by Christian Broecking, 11 November, 2004 - Germany

Metro Times Detroit, Silent Scream by Eric Waggoner, 17 November, 2004 (offsite) - USA

Svenska Dagbladet, Ayler krossar konventioner by Magnus Olsson, 19 November, 2004 (offsite) - Sweden

Jazz Break, Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost by Luc Bouquet, 19 November, 2004 - France

Billboard.com, ‘Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost’ by Ron Hart, 24 November, 2004 - USA

Philadelphia City Paper, ‘Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost’ by Nate Chinen, 24 November, 2004  - USA

Expresso, ‘O grito’ by Rui Tentúgal, 27 November, 2004 - Portugal

Newsday.com, ‘Blowing sax - and minds’ by Gene Seymour, 28 November, 2004 - USA

Mojo, ‘Speaking in tongues’ by David Fricke, November 2004 - UK

The Wire, ‘Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost’ by Tony Herrington, November 2004 - UK

Creem Magazine, ‘Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost’ by Brian J. Bowe, November 2004 - USA

One Final Note:Jazz & Improvised Music Webzine, Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost by Scott Hreha & Matthew Sumera, November 2004 (offsite) - USA

All Music Guide, Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost by Thom Jurek, November 2004 (offsite) - USA

Paris Transatlantic Magazine, Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost by Dan Warburton, November 2004 (offsite)

Coda, ‘Ayler Resurrected, A Look Into Revenant's Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost’ by Art Lange, Nov/Dec 2004 - Canada

The San Jose Mercury News, ‘A startling rediscovery of a jazz original’ by Richard Scheinin, 5 December,2004 - USA

The Observer Music Monthly, Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost by Stuart Nicholson, 12 December, 2004 (offsite) - UK

National Public Radio, Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost by Kevin Whitehead (radio review) 14 Dec. 2004 (offsite) - USA

The Portland Phoenix, A tale of two saints: Albert Ayler and Lenny Bruce get boxed by Jon Garelick, 16 December,  2004 - USA

SF Weekly, ‘Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost’ by Sam Prestianni, 22 December, 2004 - USA

WFIU Public Radio - Night Lights - Holy Ghost: Albert Ayler by David Brent Johnson (radio review), 25 December, 2004  (offsite) - US

Uncut, Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost Revenant (offsite)

‘Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost’ by Remco Takken, 2005 - Netherlands

Stereophile, ‘2005 Records To Die For: ALBERT AYLER: Holy Ghost’ by Richard J. Rosen, February, 2005 - USA

Double Bassist, ‘Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost’ by Matthew Simpkins, No. 33, Summer 2005 - UK

 

Compilations:

The New Wave In Jazz

Down Beat, 27 January, 1966 - USA

Jazz Monthly, April 1966, p. 20 - UK

Tribune de Lausanne, 17 April, 1966, p. 12 - Switzerland

Negro Digest, September, 1966 - USA

 

La Saga Héroïque d’Albert Ayler

Jazz Magazine, No. 192, September 1971, p. 40-41 - France

 

Reevaluations: The Impulse Years

Ann Arbor Sun, 8 February, 1974 - USA

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In an appendix to his biography of Albert Ayler, Jeff Schwartz includes a section on the responses to the inclusion of Ayler tracks in the ‘Blindfold Test’ feature of Down Beat. During Ayler’s lifetime, his music was included in six ‘tests’ for the following musicians: Booker Ervin, Oliver Nelson, James Moody,Sonny Simmons & Prince Lasha, Jerome Richardson and Jean-Luc Ponty.

 

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