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New York Eye And Ear Control

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Ghosts

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

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Nuits De La Fondation Maeght

Holy Ghost

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Ayler Sheet Music

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Ayler Lead Sheets

 

1. Steve Tintweiss sent me these lead sheets which were originally on the Jeff Schwartz site. Clicking the title will open a new page. Click your back button to return to the site.

 

Change Has Come

D. C.

Everybody’s Movin

Free At Last

Heart Love

Holy Family

Holy Ghost

Holy Holy

Holy Spirits

Infant Happiness

Infinite Spirit

Island Harvest

Love Cry

A Man Is Like A Tree

Oh! Love Of Life

Omega Is The Alpha

Our Prayer (by Donald Ayler)

Prophecy

Saints

Spirits

Spiritual Rebirth

Thank God For Women

Truth Is Marching In

Truth Is Marching In - Dikko Faust’s arrangement

Universal Indians

Universal Message

Untitled Songs from 5-1-66

Vibrations

Water Music

The Wizard

Witches And Devils (by Norman Howard)

The Wizard

 

2. The following scans are taken from Peter Niklas Wilson’s Spirits Rejoice: Albert Ayler und seine Botschaft (Hofheim, Germany: Wolke Verlag, 1996) and were provided by Dirk Goedeking.

 

Angels

Down By The Riverside (take 6) (trad.)

Down By The Riverside (trad.)

Ghosts

Holy Family

Holy Spirit

Love Flower

Mothers

Spirits Rejoice

Truth Is Marching In 1

Truth Is Marching In 2

Vibrations

 

3. The following scans are taken from Ekkehard Jost’s Free Jazz (Graz: Universal Edition, 1974) and were provided by Dirk Goedeking.

Billie’s Bounce (by Charlie Parker)

C. T.

For John Coltrane

Ghosts

Truth Is Marching In

Witches and Devils (by Norman Howard) - solo shapes

 

And here’s a transcription of ‘Ghosts’ from Lars Larsson.

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4. Ayler Upbeat Windups

Dikko Faust has provided these transcriptions of Ayler’s ‘Upbeat Windups’. Dikko explains:

     “This began comparing Spirits Rejoice & Infinite Spirit and expanded. Every example starts with an upbeat dominant (fifth) resolving to the tonic downbeat of the first measure of a song, tune, anthem, carol, nursery song, bugle call. A very common device, for Ayler as well as everyone else.
     A technical name for this musical device is ‘dominant pickup’.”

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5. Lyrics (by Mary Maria Parks)

1. ‘New Generation’

It’s a new generation
Telling it the way they feel
(new generation)
It’s a new generation
singing it loud and clear
(new generation)
It’s a new generation
really know what’s happening here.
(new generation)
It’s a new generation
looking for a peace of mind
(new generation)
New generation
groovin’ it down the line
(new generation)
new generation
groovin’ it all the time
(new generation)

take it over
take it over,
sock it to ’em
sock it to ’em,
let ’em have it
let ’em have it,
give it to ’em
give it to ’em [2x]

It’s a new generation
Telling it the way they feel
(new generation)
It’s a new generation
singing it loud and clear
(new generation)
It's a new generation
really know whats happening here.
(new generation)
It's a new generation
looking for a peace of mind
(generation, new generation)
New generation
groovin’ it down the line
(generation, new generation)
new generation
groovin’ it all the time
(generation, new generation)

take it over
take it over,
sock it to ’em
sock it to ’em,
let ’em have it
let ’em have it,
give it to ’em
give it to ’em [2x]

new generation
new generation
new generation
it’s a new generation
new generation
new generation
new generation
new generation.

(From AZLyrics.)

 

2. ‘Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe’

Music is the healing force of the universe,
Music of love,
Music is the spirit,
Music is life,
Life is music,
Music is played, listened to, danced to,
Sometimes not understood but felt,
Music causes all bad vibrations to fade away,
It makes one want to love instead of hate,
It puts the mind in a healthy state of thought.
It reconciles, unites, becomes oneness,
It brings about a state of wholeness and purifies,
Oh, let it come in,
Oh, let it come in,
The music of the universe,
The music of love,
Be healed.
Music is the healing force of the universe,
Music of love,
Music is giving,
Music is greatness,
It’s never complete, it is a being,
It’s always there,
To feel,
To let in,
To become obsessed by,
To be healed by,
So open up your door,
And let it come in,
Let it into the very interior of your soul,
Sometime our very soul is in need of spiritual medication,
We do not always need the pill and its contents,
Just open up your heart and soul and let it come in,
Oh, let it come in,
Oh, let it come in,
The music of the universe,
The music of love,
Be healed.
Oh, let it come in,
Oh, let it come in,
The music of the universe,
The music of love,
Be healed.

(From Musixmatch.)

 

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