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A list of the known recording sessions (formal and informal) of Albert Ayler from 1960 to 1970. The information is taken mainly from the book which accompanied the Holy Ghost box set released by Revenant Records in October 2004. Additional information from Albert Ayler: His Life and Music by Jeff Schwartz (1993) and the 1983 discography compiled by Mike Hames.

 

Albert Ayler Sessionography

 

1960

U. S. Army 76th A. G. Band
Larry Drabik, Roger Long, ? Holman (t) John Pajak, Max Marable, Thomas Blagg (tb) Willie Gordon (frh) Leo Howard, Ralph Sgrillo (as) Albert Ayler, ? Elseroad (ts) Robert Throne (barsx) ? Babcock (g) Todd Cushman (p) ? Raines (b) Tony Sarmento, Paul Tolar (d)
Orléans, France, September 14, 1960. Rehearsal session.

Tenderly
Leap Frog

(Gross,Lawrence)
(Garland)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

1962

Herbert Katz Quintet
Albert Ayler (ts) Herbert Katz (g) Teuvo Suojärvi (p) Heikki Annala (b) Martti Äijänen (d)
Yleisradio, Studio 2, Helsinki, Finland, June 30, 1962 (studio broadcast recording)

Sonnymoon for Two
Summertime
On Green Dolphin Street

(Sonny Rollins)
(G. & I. Gershwin)
(Kaper, Washington)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Trio
Albert Ayler (ts) Torbjorn Hultcrantz (b) Sune Spangberg (d)
Main Hall, Academy Of Music, Stockholm, Sweden, October 25, 1962 (location record date
)

I’ll Remember April
Rollins' Tune (The Stopper)
Tune Up
Free
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Moanin’
Good Bait

(Raye, de Paul, Johnson)
(Sonny Rollins)
(Miles Davis)
(Albert Ayler)
(Romberg, Hammerstein II)
(Rodgers, Hart)
(Timmons)
(Dameron)

Something Different!!!!!
Bird Notes (Sweden) BNLP 1


The First Recordings, Vol. 2
Bird Notes (Sweden) BNLP 2

Something Different!!!!! reissued as The First Recordings Sonet (UK) SNTF604 etc.
The First Recordings, Vol. 2 reissued on DIW (Japan) DIW-25034 (LP), DIW-349 (CD).

 

Cecil Taylor Quartet
Cecil Taylor (p) Jimmy Lyons (as) Albert Ayler (ts) Sunny Murray (d)
TV-Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark, (possibly) November 16, 1962 (studio broadcast recording. Video footage believed lost)

Four

(Cecil Taylor)

Holy Ghost Revenant Records RVN 213

1963

Albert Ayler Quartet
Albert Ayler (ss 2, ts 3/6) Niels Bronsted (p 2/5) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Ronnie Gardiner (d)
“Jazz ’63” Danmarks Radio Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, January 14, 1963 (studio broadcast recording)

Introduction by Albert Ayler
Bye Bye Blackbird
Billie's Bounce
Summertime
On Green Dolphin Street
C.T.


(Dixon, Henderson)
(Parker)
(Gershwin, Heyward)
(Kaper, Washington)
(Albert Ayler)

My Name Is Albert Ayler
Debut (Denmark) DEB 140

Also issued as Free Jazz on America (France) 30 AM 6100 and Freedom (France) 511016.
’Introduction’ omitted from some reissues.

 

Ornette Coleman ‘Group’
Ornette Coleman (t), Norman Butler (as, cello), Charles Tyler (C-melody sax), Albert Ayler (ts), Fred Lyman (banjo), Earle Henderson (b)
Apartment of Fred Lyman, New York, early December 1963 (informal performance recording)

Unknown titles

Unreleased

Cecil Taylor Unit
Jimmy Lyons (as) Albert Ayler (ts) Cecil Taylor (p) Henry Grimes (b) Sunny Murray (d)
Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 31 December, 1963 (public performance recording)

In Fields
Octagonal Skirt
Fancy Pant
s

(Cecil Taylor)
(Cecil Taylor)
(Cecil Taylor)

Unreleased

Mike Hames adds the following note about this recording:
“I have been unable to find anyone who can confirm the existence of this tape, though it is conventional to list it.”
The Holy Ghost book follows the convention.

 

1964

Albert Ayler Quartet
Albert Ayler (ts, ss) Call Cobbs (p) Henry Grimes (b -2,3,5/10) Sunny Murray (d -2,3,5/10)
Atlantic Studios, New York, February 24, 1964 (studio record date)

Goin’ Home
Ol’ Man River (take 2)
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
When The Saints Go Marchin’ In
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (take 3)
Deep River
Ol’ Man River (take 1)
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (take 1)
Down By The Riverside (take 6)
Down By The Riverside (take 5)

(trad.)
(Kern, Hammerstein)
(trad.)
(trad.)
(trad.)
(trad.)
(Kern, Hammerstein)
(trad.)
(trad.)
(trad.)

Swing Low Sweet Spiritual
Osmosis (Netherlands) 4001

 



Goin’ Home
Black Lion (Europe) BLCD 760197

Note: On the original Osmosis release, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is renamed Swing Low Sweet Spiritual.

 

Albert Ayler Quintet
Norman Howard (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Henry Grimes (b -1,2,4) Earle Henderson (b -1,3) Sunny Murray (d)
Atlantic Studios, New York, February 24, 1964 (studio record date)

Witches And Devils
Spirits
Holy Holy
Saints

(Norman Howard)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Spirits
Debut (Denmark) DEB 146

Also issued as Witches and Devils on Polydor (UK) 2383.089 etc.

 

Albert Ayler Trio
Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d)
Cellar Cafe, New York, June 14, 1964 (public performance recording)

Spirits
Wizard
Ghosts (1st variation)
Prophecy
Ghosts (2nd variation)
Spirits (incomplete)
Saints
Ghosts (incomplete)
The Wizard
Children
Spirits (theme)

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Prophecy
 Base Record (Italy) ESP-3030



Albert Smiles With Sunny
 
In Respect (Germany) IR 3950
1

Prophecy coupled with Bells on ESP/ZYX (Germany)1010-2, Get Back (Italy) 1003CD and ESP 4006.
Additional tracks from Albert Smiles With Sunny also issued on Holy Ghost Revenant Records (USA) RVN 213 and (in 2015) on Bells & Prophecy: Expanded Edition ESP (USA) 4076.

Note: I have used the track titles from the Holy Ghost set rather than those from Albert Smiles With Sunny, which were:
1. Sweet Variation (1)
2. Ghost (another variation)
3. The truth is marching in
4. no Head
5. Sweet Variation (2)
On Albert Smiles With Sunny there is no break between track 10 and 11.

 

Albert Ayler Trio
Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d)
New York, July 10, 1964 (studio record date)

Ghosts (1st variation)
The Wizard
Spirits
Ghosts (2nd variation)
Vibrations

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Spiritual Unity
ESP-Disk’ (US) ESP 1002


Spiritual Unity (gold CD)
Venus Records (Japan) TKCZ-36010
Spiritual Unity (50th Anniversary Expanded Edition), ESP (US) 1002

The first pressings of Spiritual Unity contained the longer, 7:49, version of ‘Spirits’. This was then replaced with the shorter version which has appeared on all the subsequent issues, apart from the 1996 gold CD version released in Japan, (Venus Records TKCZ-36010), which contains both versions. In August, 2014 ESP released the Spiritual Unity: 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition which included both versions, the original ‘Spirits’ retitled ‘Vibrations’.

 

Albert Ayler - Don Cherry Sextet
Don Cherry (t, cor) Roswell Rudd (tb) John Tchicai (as) Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sonny Murray (d)
New York, July 17, 1964 (location record date)

Dons Dawn
AY
ITT

(collective improvisation)
(collective improvisation)
(collective improvisation)

New York Eye And Ear Control
ESP-Disk’ (US) ESP 101
6

Albert Ayler Quartet
Don Cherry (cor) Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d)
Cafe Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 3, 1964 (location broadcast recording)

Mothers
Children
Vibrations
Spirits
Saints
Spirits

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Albert Ayler Philology (Italy) W 88


The Copenhagen Tapes
Ayler Records (Sweden) aylCD-03
3

Tracks 1-3 also issued on Albert Ayler Live In Europe 1964 - 1966 on Landscape (France) LS2-902 (CD).
All tracks issued on The Copenhagen Tapes Ayler Records (Sweden) aylCD-033 and Holy Ghost Revenant Records RVN 213.
Note: Track 3 on Albert Ayler Philology (Italy) W 88 is mistitled as ‘Holy Spirits’ and the recording date is given as November 5th, 1964, which is incorrect.

 

Albert Ayler Quartet
Don Cherry (cor) Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d)
Danmarks Radio Radiohuset Studio 2, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 10, 1964 (studio broadcast recording)

Vibrations
Saints
Spirits

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

The Copenhagen Tapes
Ayler Records (Sweden) aylCD-03
3

Also issued on European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 Hat Hut Records (Switzerland) hatOLOGY 678.

 

Albert Ayler Quartet
Don Cherry (cor) Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d)
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 14, 1964 (studio record date)

Ghosts (short version)
Children
Holy Spirit
Ghosts (long version)
Vibrations
Mothers

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Ghosts Debut (Denmark) DEB 144

Also issued as Vibrations on Freedom FLP 40117 etc.

 

Albert Ayler Quartet
Don Cherry (cor) Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d)
VARA Studio, Radio Nederland, Hilversum, Holland, November 9, 1964 (studio broadcast recording)

Angels
C.A.C. (The Wizard)
Ghosts
Infant Happiness
Spirits
No Name

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

The Hilversum Session
Osmosis (Holland) 6001

The Hilversum Session reissued on DIW (Japan) 25009, Coppens (Holland) 6001 (CD), DIW (Japan) 330 (CD), ESP-Disk’ (US) ESP 4035 and European Radio Studio Recordings 1964 Hat Hut Records (Switzerland) hatOLOGY 678.

 

1965

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Joel Freedman (cello) Lewis Worrell (b) Sunny Murray (d)
Village Gate, New York, March 28, 1965 (public performance recording)

Holy Ghost
Saints

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

The New Wave In Jazz Impulse (US) AS-90
Unreleased

Holy Ghost also issued on Re-evaluation: The Impulse Years Impulse (US) AS-9257-2, Energy Essentials Impulse (US) ASD9228, La Saga Heroique d'Albert Ayler Impulse AS-1024, Pathe (France) 2C.154-92336/7 and Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings Impulse (US) IMPD 2-273 (according to the sleevenotes of which, the unreleased track, Saints, is believed lost).

 

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Charles Tyler (as) Albert Ayler (ts) Lewis Worrell (b) Sunny Murray (d)
Town Hall, New York, May 1, 1965 (public performance recording)

Bells

(Albert Ayler)

Bells ESP-Disk’ (US) ESP 1010

Also issued on CD coupled with Prophecy on ESP/ZYX (Germany)1010-2, Get Back (Italy) GET 1003CD and ESP- Disk’ (US) ESP 4006.

 

Albert Ayler Sextet
Donald Ayler (t -1/3,5) Charles Tyler (as -1/3,5) Albert Ayler (ts) Henry Grimes, Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d) Call Cobbs (hpsc -4)
Judson Hall, New York, September 23, 1965 (location record date)

Spirits Rejoice
Holy Family
D.C.
Angels
Prophet

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Spirits Rejoice
ESP-Disk' (US) ESP 1020

‘Holy Family’, was also issued on an ESP-disk 45 rpm single (ESP 4506), b/w Ornette Coleman’s ‘Sadness’.

 

Sunny Murray Quintet
Don Cherry (cor) Albert Ayler (ts) Henry Grimes, Lewis Worrell (b) Sunny Murray (d) Leroi Jones (recit -3)
Brooklyn, New York, November 17, 1965 (studio record date)

Virtue
Justice
Black Art
The Lie

(Sunny Murray)
(Sunny Murray)
(Sunny Murray)
(Sunny Murray)

Sonny's Time Now Jihad (US) Jihad 663


Sonny's Time Now DIW (Japan) 25002

‘The Lie’ issued as 45” with DIW 25002. All tracks issued on DIW (Japan) DIW-355.

 

1966

Burton Greene Quintet
Albert Ayler, Frank Smith (ts) Burton Greene (p) Steve Tintweiss (b) Rashied Ali (d)
Slugs’, New York, January or February, 1966 (public performance recording)

Untitled

(collective improvisation)

Holy Ghost Revenant Records RVN 213

John Coltrane Nonet
Donald Ayler (t) John Coltrane (ss, ts, per) Carlos Ward (as) Albert Ayler (ts) Pharoah Sanders (ts, perc) Alice Coltrane (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Rashied Ali, J.C. Moses (d)
‘Titans of the Tenor’, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, February 19, 1966 (public performance recording)

My Favorite Things

(Rodgers, Hammerstein)

Unreleased

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Mutawef Shaheed [then known as Clyde Shy] (b) Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
La Cave, Cleveland, April 16, 1966 (public performance recording
)

Spirits Rejoice
D.C.
Untitled
Our Prayer
Untitled
Ghosts

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Frank Wright (ts -4/9) Michel Samson (v) Mutawef Shaheed [then known as Clyde Shy] (b) Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
La Cave, Cleveland, April 17, 1966

Spirits Rejoice
Prophet / Ghosts / Spiritual Bells
Our Prayer / Spirits Rejoice
Untitled / Truth Is Marching In
Spirits
Zion Hill
Spirits
Spiritual Bells
Untitled

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler/Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Lewis Worrell (b) Ronald Shannon Jackson (d)
Slugs’, New York, May 1, 1966 (public performance recording)

Truth Is Marching In
Our Prayer
Bells
Ghosts
Initiation

(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Live at Slug’s Saloon Volume 1
Base (Italy) 3031
Live at Slug’s Saloon Volume 2
Base (Italy) 3031
Albert Ayler at Slugs Saloon 1966
ESP-DISK (Japan) TKCZ-7915
8

Base (Italy) 3031 also released on DIW (Japan) 1001, and as Truth is Marching In on Magic Music (Germany) LP10003, CD30003. Base (Italy) 3032 also released on DIW (Japan) 1002, and as Black Revolt on Magic Music (Germany) LP10004, CD30004. Both original volumes released as In Memory of Albert Ayler, Jazz Door 1203, and as Complete Live At Slug’s Saloon, Lonehill Jazz (Spain) LHJ 10101. ESP-DISK (Japan) TKCZ-79158 (both volumes plus additional track) also released as Slugs Saloon on Get Back (Italy) GET 1018CD, GET 1018LP, Fruit Tree 841 and ESP 4025.

 

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany, November 3, 1966 (public performance recording)
(The concert was televised and footage was included in Kasper Collin’s My Name Is Albert Ayler.)

Ghosts / Bells
Truth Is Marching In
Omega
Our Prayer

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler)

Albert Ayler
Philology (Italy) W 88

The Berlin Concerts - 1966
Relyable (Italy) 001

All tracks released on Albert Ayler Live In Europe 1964-1966 Landscape (France) LS2-902, Landscape 902 (CD), Holy Ghost Revenant Records RVN 213 and Stockholm, Berlin 1966 HAT HUT Records hatOLOGY 717.

 

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
SWF Television studio, Munich, Germany, November 4, 5 or 6, 1966 (studio broadcast recording)

Unknown titles

Unreleased

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
Lörrach, Germany, November 7,1966 (location broadcast recording)

Bells
Prophet
Our Prayer / Spirits Rejoice
Ghosts
Truth Is Marching In

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler/Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Lorrach/Paris 1966
Hat HUT (Switzerland) HatMUSICS 3500

Also released as Jesus on Jazz Galore (Italy) 1002

 

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 8,1966 (public performance recording)

Truth Is Marching In
Bells
Spirits Rejoice
“Free Spiritual Music”, part IV

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland, November 9,1966 (public performance recording)

Untitled
Jesus
Oaagaada
Our Prayer
Divine Peace Maker


(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Unreleased

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
Koncerthus, Stockholm, Sweden, November 10,1966 (location broadcast recording)

Truth Is Marching In
Omega Is The Alpha
Our Prayer - Bells
Infinite Spirit - Japan

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler/Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler/P. Sanders)

Stockholm, Berlin 1966
HAT HUT Records hatOLOGY 71
7

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 11,1966 (location broadcast recording)

Truth Is Marching In
Holy Ghost/Untitled/Light In Darkness
Our Prayer
Untitled

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Unreleased

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
Paris Jazz Festival, Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, November 13,1966 (public performance recording
)

Ghosts
Spiritual Rebirth/Light In Darkness/ Infinite Spirit
All / Our Prayer / Holy Family

(Albert Ayler)

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler/Don Ayler/Albert Ayler)

Lorrach/Paris 1966
Hat HUT (Switzerland) HatMUSICS 3500

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
Sigma Festival, Bordeaux, France, November 14,1966

Infinite Spirit
other titles unknown

(Albert Ayler)

Unreleased

A six-minute video of ‘Infinite Spirit’ from this concert (from a TV broadcast of 28/11/66)  is in the archives of the I. N. A. in Paris.

 

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Beaver Harris (d)
’Jazz Goes to College’ BBC TV recording, London School of Economics, London, England, November 15,1966 (location broadcast recording)

Unknown titles

Unreleased

The programme was never broadcast and the tapes were later wiped.

 

Albert Ayler Sextet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Michel Samson (v) Call Cobbs (p -5) Bill Folwell, Henry Grimes (b) Beaver Harris (d)
Village Vanguard, New York, December 18,1966 (public performance recording)

Truth Is Marching In
Our Prayer
Spirits Rejoice
Divine Peacemaker
Angels

(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village
Impulse A(S)9155
The Village Concerts
Impulse IA9336/2

1967

Albert Ayler Septet
Donald Ayler (t -2/8) George Stell (tb -8) Albert Ayler (as -1, ts) Michel Samson (v) Joel Freedman (cello) Bill Folwell, Alan Silva (b) Beaver Harris (d -2/8)
Village Theatre, New York, February 25,1967 (public performance recording)

For John Coltrane
Change Has Come
Light In Darkness
Heavenly Home
Spiritual Rebirth
Infinite Spirit
Omega Is The Alpha
Universal Thought
s

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Albert Ayler In Greenwich Village
Impulse A(S)9155
The Village Concerts
Impulse IA9336/2



Live In Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings Impulse IMPD-2-273

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ss, as, ts, voc) Michel Samson (v) Bill Folwell (b) Milford Graves (d)
Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, June 30/July 1,1967 (public performance recording)

Truth Is Marching In/Omega
Japan/Universal Indians
Our Prayer

(Albert Ayler)
(trad./Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Quartet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts, voc) Richard Davis (b) Milford Graves (d)
‘Funeral of John Coltrane’, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York, July 21, 1967 (public performance recording)

Love Cry/Truth Is Marching In/
Our Prayer

(Albert Ayler)
(Don Ayler)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t -1/3,5) Albert Ayler (as, ts, voc) Call Cobbs (harpsichord -3/4,6) Alan Silva (b) Milford Graves (d)
Capitol Studios, New York, August 31,1967 (studio record date)

Love Cry
Ghosts
Omega
Dancing Flowers
Bells
Love Flower

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Love Cry
Impulse A(S)-9165

1968

Pharoah Sanders Ensemble
Chris Capers (t) unknown (as) Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, unknown (ts) Dave Burrell (p) Sirone (b) Roger Blank (d)
Renaissance Ballroom, New York, January 21,1968 (public performance recording)

Venus / Upper and Lower Egypt

(Pharoah Sanders)

Holy Ghost Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t -2/3,5) Albert Ayler (as, ts, voc) Call Cobbs (harpsichord -1,4) Alan Silva (b) Milford Graves (d)
Capitol Studios, New York, February 13,1968 (studio record date)

Zion Hill
Universal Indians
Love Cry II
Zion Hill (alternate take)
Universal Indians (alternate take)

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Love Cry Impulse A(S)-9165

Love Cry Impulse GRD-108 (CD)

Albert Ayler Quintet
Donald Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (ts) Call Cobbs (p) Junie Booth (b) Milford Graves (d)
Albright-Knox Auditorium, Buffalo, N.Y., March 9, 1968 (public performance)

Unknown titles

Unreleased

Filmed for the Public Broadcast Laboratory TV programme, which was broadcast on April 21, 1968 as “Who’s Afraid of the Avant-Garde?”. The Ayler footage was not included.

 

Albert Ayler Sextet
Albert Ayler (ts, voc, recit -2) Call Cobbs (p, Rocksichord) Bill Folwell (el bg) Bernard Purdie (d) Mary Maria (Parks)  (voc, tambourine) Vivian Bostic (voc)
New York, late August/early September,1968 (studio record date)

Untitled blues
Untitled sermon
Thank God for Women
New Ghosts [demo fragments]

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Quartet
Albert Ayler (ts, voc) Call Cobbs (keyboards) Bill Folwell (el bg) Bernard Purdie (d)
The Record Plant, New York, September 5,1968 (studio record date)
Albert Ayler (ts, voc, recit, whistling) Call Cobbs (keyboards) Bill Folwell (el bg) Bernard Purdie (d)
The Record Plant, New York, September 6,1968 (studio record date)
Albert Ayler (ts, voc, recit) possibly: Call Cobbs (keyboards) Bill Folwell (el bg) Bernard Purdie (d)
Studio, 43rd Street, New York, after September 6,1968 (studio record date)
Overdubbing section:
Burt Collins, Joe Newman (t) Garnett Brown (tb) Seldon Powell (ts,, f) Buddy Lucas (bs) The Soul SIngers (voc) Bert DeCoteaux (arr, cond)
New York, on or after September 6,1968

Message From Albert
New Grass
New Generation
Sun Watcher
New Ghosts
Heart Love
Everybody's Movin'
Free At Last
Thank God For Wome
n


(Albert Ayler)
(A. Ayler, R. M. McCoy, M. Parks)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(A. Ayler, R. M. McCoy, M. Parks)
(A. Ayler, R. M. McCoy, M. Parks)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)

New Grass
Impulse AS-9175






Unreleased

Note: No details as to what tracks were recorded at which session for New Grass. The information about the unreleased track is taken from the Jeff Schwartz biography.
Free At Last b/w New Ghosts released as Impulse 45-273. New Generation b/w Heart Love released in France as EMI/$tateside C006-90158.

 

1969

Don Ayler Sextet
Don Ayler (t) Albert Ayler (as) Sam Rivers (ts) Richard Johnson (p) Richard Davis, Ibrahim Wahen (b) Muhammad Ali (d)
Town Hall, New York, January 11, 1969 (public performance recording)

Prophet John
Judge Ye Not

(Don Ayler)
(Don Ayler)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

Albert Ayler Sextet
Albert Ayler (ts, voc) Bobby Few (p) Stafford James (b) Bill Folwell (el bg) Muhammad Ali (d) Mary Maria (Parks) (voc)
Plaza Sound Studios, New York, August 26,1969 (studio record date)

Music is the Healing Force of the Universe
A Man is Like a Tree
Again Comes The Rising Of The Sun
Desert Blood


(Albert Ayler. Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler. Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler. Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler. Mary Parks)

Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe Impulse AS-9191

The Last Album Impulse AS9208

Albert Ayler Sextet
Albert Ayler (ts, bagpipes, voc) Henry Vestine (g -4,6) Bobby Few (p) Stafford James (b) Bill Folwell (el bg) Muhammad Ali (d) Mary Maria (Parks) (voc)
Plaza Sound Studios, New York, August 27,1969 (studio record date)

Masonic Inborn, part 1
Oh! Love of Life
Island Harvest
Drudgery
All Love
Toiling
Birth Of Mirth
Water Music
Poetic Soul
Joining Forces

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler, H. Vestine, W. Folwell)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler, H. Vestine, W. Folwell)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler, H. Vestine, W. Folwell)

Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe Impulse AS-9191


The Last Album Impulse AS9208



Unreleased
Unreleased

The information about the unreleased tracks is taken from the Jeff Schwartz biography.
The Holy Ghost book states that “Ayler was also likely involved in an Aug. 28 overdub session.”

 

Albert Ayler Duo
Albert Ayler (ts, bagpipes, voc) Henry Vestine (g)
Plaza Sound Studios, New York, August 29,1969 (studio record date)

Untitled Duet

(Albert Ayler, H. Vestine)

The Last Album Impulse AS920

1970

Albert Ayler Quartet
Albert Ayler (ss, ts, musette, voc) Mary Maria (Parks) (ss, voc) Steve Tintweiss (b) Allen Blairman (d)
Fondation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence, France, July 25, 1970 (public performance recording
)

Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe
Birth Of Mirth
Masonic Inborn
Oh! Love Of Life
Island Harvest
Heart Love
Ghosts


(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler, Mary Parks)
(Albert Ayler)

Albert Ayler Quintet 1970 - Live
Blu Jazz (Italy) BJ023CD

Also issued as Live On The Riviera on ESP-Disk’ (US) ESP 4001.

 

Albert Ayler Quintet
Albert Ayler (ts) Mary Maria (Parks) (ss, voc -8) Call Cobbs (p) Steve Tintweiss (b) Allen Blairman (d)
Fondation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence, France, July 27, 1970 (public performance recording)

In Heart Only
Spirits
Holy Family
Spirits Rejoice
Truth Is Marching In
Universal Message
Spiritual Reunion
Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

(Albert Ayler. Mary Parks)

Nuits de la Fondation Maeght: Volume 1 Shandar (France) SR10.000


Nuits de la Fondation Maeght: Volume 2 Shandar (France) SR10.00
4

Also released as double LP set Shandar (France) 83503/83504. Volume 1 released as Fondation Maeght Nights on Jazz View 004 and 005. Single CD version on Water (US) 103 and as Nuits de la Fondation Maeght 1970 on Lonehill Jazz (Spain) LHJ10215.

 

Albert Ayler Quintet
Albert Ayler (ts, voc) Call Cobbs (p) Steve Tintweiss (b, voc) Allen Blairman (d) prob. Mary Maria (Parks) (tambourine)
Village Vacances Tourisme, La Colle sur Loup, France, July 28, 1970 (public performance recording)

Mothers / Children
Untitled [incomplete]
Untitled
Untitled

(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)
(Albert Ayler)

Holy Ghost
Revenant Records RVN 213

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